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by FRaC
Tue May 07, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 6107

it's like, exactly what the case study program was about

yet mid century snobs bemoan the news ...
by FRaC
Tue May 07, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 6107

link to case study 6 and 13: http://www.artsandarchitecture.com/case.houses/houses.html (click on 'issue' to the right - Oct 1945 and Mar 1946) case study quote from the above arts & architecture site: The program announcement stated that each “house must be capable of duplication and in no sens...
by FRaC
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 6107

it's not totally clear from the brochure if you can buy the kauffman house (or lovell health house) or other iconic plans. check the wording here: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/04/you_can_now_have_a_brand_new_richard_neutra_case_study_house.php#more Two of the designs available are Neutra's unb...
by FRaC
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on a carport...
Replies: 14
Views: 1704

He says we'll go with with either EPDM (huh?) or rolled roofing. My builder also suggested something the other day (it rolls out in wide strips and is sticky on one side?), but I don't recall the brand probably PVC roofing, see it in action on Seb Mariscal's Dwell house (uh-oh, did i just mention D...
by FRaC
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Shade control for exterior patio
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

http://www.hunterdouglas.com/product-option.jsp?id=1 <- here are some angled shades. it would be best if they could roll from the bottom up (so the shades would be on the upper part of the 4x4 beam) so you wouldn't see them when they're open. not sure if hunter douglas can do that, though
by FRaC
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thoughts on topiary
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

i like topiary as long as it doesn't start turning into animals and stuff like that
by FRaC
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: UCSB Cliff May Exhibition
Replies: 24
Views: 2842

Hmm, Al Bundy lives in Cliff May's Experimental Ranch house. Who knew?! I guess he's the one who paid to have it "restored" :( the restoration -> http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-homes/articles/oscar_winning_style (by robert richardson, tarantino's cinematographer) 'twas done by marmol ...
by FRaC
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My new House in Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 6822

wow, amazing floors!

hey, someone stole some numbers from your clock (just kidding)

you going to rip out (and maybe redo) that hot tub/deck that looks like another 80's 'improvement'?
by FRaC
Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reparing (and re-painting?) our concrete floor
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

pros i know use ardex to fill cracks and divots from tack strips: http://www.ardex.com/productDetail.asp?ContentParentID=2&ProductCategoryID=24&ProductID=29 if you grind that thing down i bet it would be spectacular (but i'm o.k. with imperfect concrete floors with patches and stuff ..)
by FRaC
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: so anyone know
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

FactFiddy - check yer 'marks yet?

i must (k)no(w)!
by FRaC
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: so anyone know
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

but it's not what the sensitive artist would have :( http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tortugatundra/lottalivin_katyshouse.jpg it looks marmol radziner-ish but i don't recognize it specifically. why they always (often) gotta play modern architecture as cold and un-friendly?
by FRaC
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reagan's modern home lighting, 50s
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

i'm a big fan of the fluorescent wall-washer slots where the wall meets the ceiling (looks like they also hide the top of the curtains) around 57 seconds in ..
by FRaC
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home addition (finally back to work)...
Replies: 15
Views: 2231

you hire an architect yet?
by FRaC
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoring the Retro House: Article in Today's NYT
Replies: 2
Views: 834

that toilet partition looks like she tried to be too 'creative'

is there any precedent for that pattern? it doesn't look right - the bathroom would look better with that thing ripped out.
by FRaC
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New to forum from Dallas Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

mmmmm .. selig z chairs in knoll abacus fabric

willkommen!
by FRaC
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 3 updates in the last 10 days or so - check it out
Replies: 15
Views: 1310

i'd really dig a single thread with all your fab updates!

how's the ad revenue goin'?
by FRaC
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: structure engineer needed
Replies: 3
Views: 668

what city?!?
by FRaC
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: That is NOT an Eames chair, you idjit!
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Image
by FRaC
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: updating your mid-century modern (mcm) bargain
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

some constructive criticism ..

i would suggest posting these all in a single 'jerry gropp' thread instead of making a new thread every time.

and you should expand on the mcm updating idea instead of just saying 'prices are low, contact me for an inspection!'.
by FRaC
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it a bad idea to swap out front door to glass?
Replies: 30
Views: 3823

kitty wants in!
by FRaC
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home addition plan reboot...
Replies: 11
Views: 1261

joe - did you go over the budget with your architect prior to starting design? and/or were you planning on doing a lot of the work to reach the $45-50/sq. ft. number? ultimately an architect can't guarantee what a contractor will bid BUT i would never say you could do new construction for that low a...
by FRaC
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A Guide to Updating Mid-Century Modern Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

Well, certainly if you can get the original architect or if you have the bucks to hire Marmol Radziner or some other firm that specializes in that sort of thing, that's a whole other ballgame. I guess if you own a rambling Neutra icon in the desert, you can afford to take a few liberties. But this ...
by FRaC
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A Guide to Updating Mid-Century Modern Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

I can't think why anybody who really cares about their MCM home would want to add a second story to a house that was designed to be a single story. This seems like bad advice to me. I agree. Also, many times it is just not neighborly. I'm in a Cliff May neighborhood and our neighbor to the side has...
by FRaC
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM on HGTV's Curb Appeal
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

i forgot two things: - i'm sure they filmed many hours to make this twenty minute episode; i wish they would have shown more of the work as far as building that deck and trellis (like putting in the concrete piers and framing the deck). instead they focused a lot on painting mistakes, the incorrect ...
by FRaC
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM on HGTV's Curb Appeal
Replies: 6
Views: 1651

main renovation: - i like the new walkway/deck but wish there was a low planter/seating/guardrail (maybe 18" high) along the front and left side of the deck. it would make the brick base of the house not so heavy and give a little feeling of privacy. - the new arbor is a good idea but three thi...
by FRaC
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We used to use BluePrints-
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

Architect Chris Choate (Cliff May's former partner) wrote a book on architectural rendering, "Architectural Presentation in Opaque Watercolor," Reinhold 1961. is this book still in print? how i would love to see that. i am still looking for the AQJ book you have joe..... i put in a reques...
by FRaC
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Joe wrote:I am sorry. I don't wish a cape cod on anyone.

even if they like it?
by FRaC
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We used to use BluePrints-
Replies: 11
Views: 1756

what's the sheet size of that blueprint? it looks like 18x24, 20x24 or something .. a much 'squarer' proportion than i'm used to. real drawing is lost on most of today's youth and i think the computer takes away a lot of the thinking about how a building goes together (especially when drawing detail...
by FRaC
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 2381

good point FRaC! I forgot we are talking 4x the size.... What is the melamine form? is that the template for pouring the concrete? Do you or anyone else put anything else on top of the block to treat it? Stain protections or something like that? yeah, i'm pouring them like most people do a concrete...
by FRaC
Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need an idea landscape wise for my front porch...........
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

i ripped out the flowers and chunky wood mulch and installed gravel, an aloe plant, and a big rock (behind the aloe): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tortugatundra/Lees_frontplanter.jpg i need to rip out that brick and do something different there. this idea was blatantly stolen from an eichle...

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