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by vestaviascott
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Removing oil based paint from knotty pine 6x10 beams
Replies: 2
Views: 5531

Removing oil based paint from knotty pine 6x10 beams

Looking for comments and suggestions on the effort involved in restoring these beams and removing the white oil based paint. We are going to remove the wall left and right of the fireplace and the ceiling in that room has not been painted. It has the original knotted pine beams and tongue and groove...
by vestaviascott
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Kitchen design using ikea kitchen planner
Replies: 9
Views: 10068

Yes, the wood is in excellent condition considering its over 50 years old. We will be salvaging as much of it as possible to donate.
by vestaviascott
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Kitchen design using ikea kitchen planner
Replies: 9
Views: 10068

MCM Kitchen design using ikea kitchen planner

Finally measured off the kitchen in the home we are preparing to renovate. Here's the final kitchen design (using ikea's super handy "kitchen planner tool"): http://clickbump.com/images/house/kitchen1.jpg http://clickbump.com/images/house/kitchen2.jpg http://clickbump.com/images/house/kitc...
by vestaviascott
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Here's the photoshop retouch, leaving the stone as is:

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by vestaviascott
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Will he let you take photos? Then we can pick it apart :wink: (perhaps there are photos on the architect's website?) Yes, I'll be taking lots of photos. The architects website has photos but none of this house. In any case you can do what you want. It's not like the original was by someone famous o...
by vestaviascott
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Proof that its a small world. So, yesterday I met with a local architect at the home to discuss renovation strategy and get an estimate of cost for the project. Turns out that the architect's firm had just done the renovation on the sister home above. He's making arrangements for us to walk through ...
by vestaviascott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Do keep in mind that the wall between the great room & kitchen may be load bearing and will take some engineering to remove. It might be easier to just create large openings. I had an architect/designer look at the house today in order to get a renovation estimate. He indicated that the exterio...
by vestaviascott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Interesting observation on the brick/stone mix. There is no apparent evidence of later addition of either. The previous owners had the home built after making an unsuccessful offer on the sister home above. Its my understanding that the only renovations they've done (since it was built in 1958) were...
by vestaviascott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Some additional pics:

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by vestaviascott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

This home is about 1.5 miles away. The homeowner states that it was built by the same architect and builder as the subject home. It appears to be a near identical plan but with the addition of a 2 car garage basement (down the hill on the left side). http://clickbump.com/images/house/twin.jpg Will b...
by vestaviascott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

This appears to be the original flooring material for the kitchen area. Can someone identify it? Is it likely to contain any ACM that we'll need to deal with?

We'd like to replace or cover this with tile or hardwood flooring

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by vestaviascott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Would like to remove this wall and open fireplace

We love the original fireplace. The wall its attached to runs perpendicular to the roof's ridge line. We'd like to remove the wall behind and beside the fireplace open the room front to back for our main living area. We'd also like to open the firebox through to both sides of the room and convert it...
by vestaviascott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Removing paneling to reveal sheetrock

We would also like to remove the paneling to reveal the sheetrock walls. I believe that most of the work there is repairing where the adhesive was. If anyone reading this has done that project and documented it or can speak to the lessons learned, I'd love to hear from you. http://clickbump.com/imag...
by vestaviascott
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

The first two pics below show the painted beams with crown molding and sheetrock over the T&G http://clickbump.com/images/house/pic1.jpg http://clickbump.com/images/house/pic2.jpg This photo shows the stained flagstone in the foyer area just inside the front door entrance http://clickbump.com/i...
by vestaviascott
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

by vestaviascott
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Well, your photoshop shows the exterior brick color changed, that might be where johnnyapollo got the idea you may be contemplating that. Yep, I was trying to gauge the effects of a more neutral color against the dark brown trim. I like the look but with all the inside reno projects, the budget (ap...
by vestaviascott
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

If you can live with the brick color, don't paint it. Painted brick creates a maintenance nightmare for something that has very little maintenance - right now it's a bit "faddish" to paint the brick white or light colored, but as with many things, fads change and you may regret the choice...
by vestaviascott
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

I'd read through all these...... http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5294 Thanks for that. Great reading there. I'm going to do more research on the " Peel Away 7 " system to address the issue with the painted beams. Forgot to mention, when they sheetrocked the ceiling between t...
by vestaviascott
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

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by vestaviascott
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

They also appear to have installed 1/4 wood paneling over the sheetrocked walls. Is this common in houses of this period? At first, I was expecting that we'd have to sheetrock the walls after pulling down the paneling. However, a closer inspection today appears to reveal that there is already sheetr...
by vestaviascott
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

What style home is this exactly?

My wife and I have spotted an estate sale property that we are considering purchasing and renovating for our family home. The outside is not in bad shape at all, but the inside is a mess. The bones are there, but they've painted some of the beams gloss white with oil based paint. They've also sheetr...

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