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by CyclingCoach
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: For those who want that mid-Century smell
Replies: 1
Views: 627

For those who want that mid-Century smell

I just found a product to help complete the ambiance of my mid-Century home. It gives my modest home the air of a great architect. I can't believe someone didn't think of it earlier. Its called Neutra Air from Lysol. http://www.lysol.com/solutionsfinder_na.shtml I hear that there will soon be an Irv...
by CyclingCoach
Thu May 24, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help finding storm/screen door
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

In the winter when we have the most precipitation we also have plenty of windy days where the rain does hit the door even though it is under six feet of overhang.

Also it does add to the energy efficiency and I would like a screen for the long DRY summers.
by CyclingCoach
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Looking For a Modern Thermostat
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Looking For a Modern Thermostat

I am looking for a Modern thermostat. I am not a huge fan of the Honeywell "The Round" thermostats. I need a heat only, non-programmable low voltage thermostat for a gas fireplace. I love the thermostat listed below but it is line voltage only. http://www.kingsolar.com/catalog/mfg/dayton/2...
by CyclingCoach
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Portland, OR - March Happenings
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Portland, OR - March Happenings

Coming events in Portland I learned of thru DOCOMOMO membership. They look pretty interesting. MID-CENTURY MODERN ARCHITECTURE DISCUSSION Saturday, March 18, 9:30 – 11:30 am Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR. “Modern is Historic: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Po...
by CyclingCoach
Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Modern is Historic:MCM Architecture in Portland
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Modern is Historic:MCM Architecture in Portland

FYI The boomerang has come back.- in coffee table format, at any rate. Ranch houses are historic. "Atomic age" architecture is "in." From high-style curtain wall skyscrapers to post-World War II construction boom tract houses, come learn about mid-twentieth century architecture at a lecture by Jack ...
by CyclingCoach
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Great Article on McMansions
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

These McMansions that invade established neighborhoods drive up property taxes for the neighbors. Yes property values increase, but if you don't plan on moving who cares. Then there's the energy consumption of heating and cooling these beasts, which drives up energy costs for everybody and pollutes ...
by CyclingCoach
Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Great Article on McMansions
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

I missed the 60 minutes piece, but saw that Paul Knox was on it from cbsnews.com. I googled his name and found this gem. Sounds like the 60 Minutes piece was not very good. Not much depth from the transcript I read. Some clown interviewed thought that his neighbors against his wrecking the 1500 sq. ...
by CyclingCoach
Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Great Article on McMansions
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Great Article on McMansions

Thought I would share this article I found. Its nice to read something like this which I agree with. I guess I'm not alone. http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=cssd/opolis This commentary interprets the development of upscale American suburbs in terms of the ch...
by CyclingCoach
Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

My house sold two days after listing with a small bidding war. The buyer didn't find it thru lottaliving.com but I made a donation to this website nonetheless. It brought alot of traffic to my house's website and people shared some great comments. Thank you all so much. The work on my new house has ...
by CyclingCoach
Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

The green and white house is the house I am commenting on. This is the house currently for sale. I have not yet posted pics of my "new" house.
by CyclingCoach
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

The "main entrance" is shown in the first four pics. This is north facing. The door is behind the sculpted rhodedendron, best seen in pic 4. The other door has the mailbox, yes the mail is still delivered right to the house, not a block away in a group mailbox. I'll miss that service alot. The livin...
by CyclingCoach
Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

There is now a link to the realtor site with pricing:

http://www.windermere.com/lid5695928

The realtors pictures aren't quite as pretty.
by CyclingCoach
Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

If I thought I could sell the house with such a clause I would. The pool of potential buyers is small enough. Most buyers are looking for square footage or shiny and new or 40 ft. high foyers. The idea of a 50 year old house scares many people. In 50 years , hell 10 years these McMansions will be fa...
by CyclingCoach
Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Thanks for the kind words on my house. It hits the market "officially" tomorrow. I hope the next owner feels an obligation of maintaining the integrity of the house. Having this forum has made my job easier in caring for the house. There have been alot of good questions and answers here as well as s...
by CyclingCoach
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just purchased a 1958 in Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 20360

Is this your first foray into mid-Century home ownership? Normandy Park is a great area. Do you have beach rights with your new home?
by CyclingCoach
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Auburn, WA Mid-Century Home For Sale

After much hemming and hawing I am selling my Auburn home. We're moving into another mid-Century home closer to work. Its tough letting go but I look forward to working on the new home. The new home has had some bad updates which need undoing. I will post some pics of my new home soon. I have a busy...
by CyclingCoach
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 13188

The cost of furniture and most consumer goods has come way down. Better efficiencies in production, etc..... Think of color TVs and cell phones. I think most "classics"" are purposely inflated for snob appeal. A $3500 Eames chair and ottoman is more impressive than a $1000 one. If you can purchase a...
by CyclingCoach
Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 13188

Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?

Interior Design and a few other design magazines have had ads warning about legal consequences of using knock-offs. The Foundation for Design Integrity has a website www.ffdi.org.

Does anybody find knock-offs unethical? Is there a certain amount of time that a design should be protected?
by CyclingCoach
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14124

by CyclingCoach
Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MDF Countertops?
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

One of my many jobs was as a cabinetmaker. If you get moisture into MDF it will have problems. A kitchen is a difficult environment, that's why most kitchen designers recommend a catalytic finish. Any surface finish will show scratches easily. Maybe there's a good penetrating resin finish for MDF ou...
by CyclingCoach
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Can someone tell me about this house?
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

by CyclingCoach
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Researching House in Auburn, WA
Replies: 30
Views: 6044

UPDATE:I was told by a neighbor that the house was originally owned by the manager of the downtown JCPenney. Researching at the local history museum I found his name yesterday. In the 1951 Auburn newspapers there was an article on a local fashion show. His name was Cliff Davis. Now I'm looking for t...
by CyclingCoach
Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Best Living and Practicing Architect in the World is...
Replies: 35
Views: 7618

I'd hire a structural engineer and design it myself. Alot of the high-end contemporary moderns have the same stuff as the McMansions that I despise: high-ceiling foyers, basketball court kitchens and multi-acre master bedrooms. Their scale is one of grandeur not comfort. I want a house to live in, n...
by CyclingCoach
Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Wall sconces
Replies: 12
Views: 4323

So should I strip out all the wall sconces from my house and sell them in Hollywood before I put my house up for sale? I've got a dozen original brushed aluminum wall sconces in my 1951 house. Its crazy what they are selling for.
by CyclingCoach
Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Researching House in Auburn, WA
Replies: 30
Views: 6044

I'll post pics of the new home probably next spring. It needs some TLC as it has been subject to some bad updates. I'm excited to get started. The house is a Northwest post and beam and has some great views. I did get spoiled with the completeness of our current home. Trying to find light fixtures a...
by CyclingCoach
Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pawling NY modern for sale (Dutchess County)
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Thanks for posting. It is amazing the satisfaction one gets from looking at houses. You just imagine all the possibilities and potential if it were yours. Cool house.
by CyclingCoach
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Researching House in Auburn, WA
Replies: 30
Views: 6044

by CyclingCoach
Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern in Seattle??
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

by CyclingCoach
Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: BAD REMODELS BY IDIOTS
Replies: 21
Views: 4691

How cheesy can one get? It is a crime to do what they did to this house. Why is it that most Americans accept and desire the latest and greatest technologyin electronics but are architecturally morons? Go to Massachusetts, one of the most liberal and progressive of states socially, and all the new h...

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