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by Mod' i-fy
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler / MCM Photo Remodel Gallery - Updated
Replies: 1
Views: 3752

I've always loved your website. Thanks for sharing, also I like your disclaimer :P
by Mod' i-fy
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 7003

I think it would work if they proceeded like they did the Alexander II's, where William Krisel was involed to ensure that his original works weren't grossly watered down. Although Alexander is also a dead developer the name is obviously a brand which I feel make this acceptable. They can use the Eic...
by Mod' i-fy
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Here- Closing on a Cliff May(esque) house. Need input!
Replies: 4
Views: 4310

Joe wrote:same advice to anyone in a new home: live in it a while to determine what is original and what is not. worst thing to gut it immediately and learn later to chucked some cool details


Aint that the truth, well unless you absolutely loath and totally can not live with some of those OEM details.
by Mod' i-fy
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 7003

Mod' I-fy, how do you know the Alexander 2 did well? I can't recall reading much about them and have no idea how many ended up getting built, links? Sorry no links just my personal account as I personally visited the site. Yeah suprisingly not alot of fan-fair, even locally advertising signage was,...
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 20, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Trousdale, LA's Forgotten Architectural Mecca
Replies: 2
Views: 3576

It's amusing to see the effects that Beverly Hills/ Hollywood opulence had on these MCM's, some of these are quite ugly IMO. At least now I know exactly what I'm looking at when I drive through there. Basically Over the top MCM, Beverly Hills have a ton of these and those funky regency style ones. T...
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 20, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist William Krisel's iconic Brentwood home razed
Replies: 2
Views: 4222

Let's see the guy paid 4.2 million every other teardown in the area goes for for 10-17 million. Yeah this guy was like Krisel who? What's a Krisel?
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 20, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 7003

Wow interesting, I'd figure it would be a matter of time before someone would do this. Palm Springs I suppose would make sense to break ground on this type of project since the Alexander 2's did so well. I'll be watching this one closely. Next up Cliff May.
by Mod' i-fy
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Sins of Ceiling Fans
Replies: 7
Views: 4510

if its a sin then it's important to sin as thoughtful as possible. Chose a nice modern three blade, give a bit more thought to placement and location where the impact on the interior isn't so intrusive. Not everyone have thousands to drop on an ac just because its hot no matter how much the want is,...
by Mod' i-fy
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern housing designs vs children
Replies: 10
Views: 4811

This was a very funny read. I always wondered about that stuff to with some of those artsy designs for the filthy rich. Like others have said just watch and teach your children. I would be more concerned for my visitors though, maybe show a power point slide on how to navigate the home safely otherw...
by Mod' i-fy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills, CA - John Lautner's Bergren House
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

I am a huge huge Lautner fan, in fact it was his work that caused me to fall in absolute love with modern residential architecture as a whole many years ago. All that said I'm going to have to say that IMO this piece is not the greatest example of his work (actually I think its ugly) the ceilings ha...
by Mod' i-fy
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fullerton, CA - Nicest Palmer and Krisel Remodel $449k
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Very nice indeed. Was curious though of the separate studio space you mentioned. I suppose its the garage thats been coverted? Love the colors of the exterior and its interior it works nicely. I see that it has a few neo-ecclectic styles i.e. front door, furniture, light fixtures, kitchen cabs. etc....
by Mod' i-fy
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Scowsa's Home in Culver City Part 2
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

I wanted to bump this thread to congradulate SCOWSA, per my post up above someone finally realized the design and beauty of his home and the obvious hard work that went into it. Thanks to my all time favorite Mag Atomic Ranch as they will feature his home in the winter issue. See tease pic in curren...
by Mod' i-fy
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Why Mid Century Homes Always Have an Open Floor Plan?
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Also too, you simply cannot successfully bring the outside in without a open floor plan.
by Mod' i-fy
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cory Buckner's MHA home (nice pics!)...
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

The whole place is inspirational..
by Mod' i-fy
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Studio City CA. 1957 Post + Beam, Calvin Straub, $1.299 mil
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Lovely indeed. The pool is a nice touch.
by Mod' i-fy
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Wyndmoor, PA Richard Neutra 1954 $439,000
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

spinsLPs wrote:Rip out those Taco Bell floor tiles and you've got yourself a winner!


You got that right lol...Love all the glass.
by Mod' i-fy
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Baldwin Hills - Los Angeles, CA Martini Modern $465,000
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Oh yeah I remember this house....
by Mod' i-fy
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tampa, FL 1963 $299,900
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Now prices like this makes sense. If this was in the valley of soCal somewhere it would be well over a million bucks. Thanks for this post, nice Mcm's dont always have to kiss the cheek of the 1%ers. Some of the homes listed although beautiful are utterly ridiculous in price.
by Mod' i-fy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tujunga, CA. 1951 Byles & Weston Post & Beam
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Wow I can't tell what's going on with this house when looking over the Redfin pics.
by Mod' i-fy
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA. 1959 Ken Johnson $1,395,000
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Oh my what beautiful site the home is. When I think of GA I surely don't see this home, this is the last style I think of.
by Mod' i-fy
Mon May 21, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, CA A. Quincy Jones 1950 $1,595,000
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

@robbhouston Thanks.. @joe I understand what your saying because just back in 1995 the place sold for 480k which to me is more in line with reality in a reasonable world, especially for a 1400 sq ft home. For some reason it jumped clear up to a million bucks in 2002 and never looked back. So yeah I ...
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 99/1% stigma?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

The 1% are the people that knock down Lloyd Wright houses to put up faux Tuscan villas. This..^^ Outside of some selective pieces i.e. Eames lounge chair/ Barcelona furniture etc MCM isn't excessive enough to catch much attention as a whole amongst the 1%ers. Mid Century Modern is more a niche inte...
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Vintage Jim's Burgers sign repurposed into sigange for a CVS
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Cool they at least appreciated it enough to re-use it. Sweet
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoration of Raphael Soriano's 1940 Lukens House
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Wow, simply wow, some serious work was done on that place. I can't help though to feel that the living room looks like a mcm furniture consignment store. :?
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: An aspiring modernist finally gets her MCM at age 84
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Sweet pad..
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice pics of Mad Men Don Draper's new home (updated)
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

I see what you mean by the lamp, but my eyes go straight to small picture above the fireplace I feel it should be much bigger...
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How much square footage do you really need?
Replies: 44
Views: 9369

Our place is 1250 sq ft 3 bed 2 bath with a family of four. We fit fine no real complaints MCM does a beautiful job at making good use of space. Can't be a clutter bug though.
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA 1959 $1,349,000
Replies: 1
Views: 884

This is a very interesting house, I like it but you really have to know what to do with the open space. These folks were in over their heads :P
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, CA A. Quincy Jones 1950 $1,595,000
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Wow interesting, does the book show the rejected plans? I'll have to look that book up. I absolutely love A.Q. Jones work.
by Mod' i-fy
Tue May 15, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palos Verdes, CA. Neutra's Dailey House, 1961. $2,700,000
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Aside from the hurt-my-eyes-driveway I personally like it. I would look at this as more of a remodel though (the way I'd personally prefer to live my daily life in), as it's not a time capsule recaptured. I can agree with that point of view but not when we are talking about Neutra..Frank Lloyd Wrig...

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