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by DFWmidmodfan
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fort Worth, TX Diamond in the Rough MCM $89k
Replies: 14
Views: 3829

Drove by the house yesterday. It is still on the market. I saw the interior a few months ago. Will need considerable work. I did not have camera with me so no photos of interior. My coworker decided to stay put in his present house. Wedgwood, where this house sits, is a low-crime neighborhood. Most ...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fort Worth, TX Diamond in the Rough MCM $89k
Replies: 14
Views: 3829

Here are a few more shots from my visit this past weekend: Service entrance gate detail: http://g3.img-dpreview.com/A7BD338F3376473BA8D23FE4F83DE140.jpg Looking out toward the street from inside the carport: http://g1.img-dpreview.com/3CEAFBA218D54C1DAE0464482A042357.jpg Service entrance detail: htt...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fort Worth, TX Diamond in the Rough MCM $89k
Replies: 14
Views: 3829

A coworker where I work is an MCM fan. I showed him pics of this house and he wants to contact the realtor for a showing. I asked if he could time it so I could also see it with him. If it works out I'll take my camera along and get some interior shots. The reason I think this house is at $89k is no...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fort Worth, TX Diamond in the Rough MCM $89k
Replies: 14
Views: 3829

Fort Worth, TX Diamond in the Rough MCM $89k

Located in the Wedgwood neighborhood of southwest Fort Worth, this house was built in 1958. To my knowledge it was designed by the Fort Worth architectural firm of William Kneer and T.Z. Hamm, and built by custom home builder Paul Groves. These same individuals designed and built my own MCM house th...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Brainstorm session-need creative ideas for our MCM house
Replies: 29
Views: 3478

I have definitely seen this house...I took a picture of it almost five years ago! http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs166.snc3/19341_1205117298618_1549218610_30567927_3586390_n.jpg Great find! I know you'll have fun with this place. My thoughts? The downspouts really detract from the street facade. Wate...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 7965

Window condensation is a dance between window pane temperature, moisture content of the air inside the house, and air circulation. The last thing - air circulation, causes air coming into contact with cold glass to be replaced by warmer air faster. It also quickens heat transfer through the glass to...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dallas, TX Bruce Goff "Round House" (1957 Org
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

When I was a teenager I worked one summer at North Haven Gardens, not far from this house. I always made it a point to drive by this house on the way home and just be in awe. This was back when the term "mid-century" had yet to be attached in front of "modern". Goes to show that ...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Fort Worth MCM gem
Replies: 11
Views: 7880

Nice place! Really like how the natural light spills down over the fireplace.

I gotta check in with Lotta Livin' more often! Seems our Fort Worth MCM fan base has grown by at least two since I last checked in here!
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: OUR NEW HOME FT. WORTH TEXAS
Replies: 38
Views: 5580

Wow. I haven't visited LL in some time and look what I miss! Greetings from a fellow Fort Worth MCM owner! There certainly are hidden treasures in Cowtown pertaining to our beloved style. You scored big time. My wife and I are happy as larks in ours, which we purchased about two years ago. Work to p...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6044

Re: Draftsmen-

Perks has it right- "All of these large builders use in-house draftsmen to design the majority (though not necessarily all) of their developments". Jerry Boy does it show in the buildings. While a draftsman may be capable of executing crisp, precise drawings, rare is the one that combines...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6044

Tell me, Jerry, as an architect of notable exception...are your colleagues in your profession plain slap out of original ideas concerning residential design, or what?? The only difference I see between the McMansion schlep you post for your region and that of my friend Eric Green on his cosmicool.co...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rain City Guide on the “White Trim Syndrome”
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Eris's photos of DFW MCMs-

Eric- I really appreciated your comments above and your WebSite with all the photos of DFW MCMs. I'm working on figuring out how to post SlideShows to LL- as you probably are. Flikr may be the answer. Jerry- Jerry, Eric is actually a friend of mine...I post a link to his site because he's done a lo...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rain City Guide on the “White Trim Syndrome”
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Bleah. It's obvious ticky-tacky architecture is not confined to the DFW area. In my area, instead of "white trim syndrome", it's "goofball useless dormer and ridiculously pointy roof line syndrome". Before I managed to score a wonderful little MCM in Cowtown almost two years ago,...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern it ain't-
Replies: 36
Views: 3725

Much like the U.S. auto industry, eventually the housing industry will need to do some soul-searching about whether big, clunky houses are ideal, and like most major bouts of trouble for the automakers, it will be a result of economic instability and energy costs. It is also worth pointing out an a...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: EWWW! Disastrous kitchen re-muddle featured in Sunset
Replies: 45
Views: 3788

I agree with the major points raised here: i.e. nothing was thrown away, strict adherence to yesteryear color schemes can be overly restrictive to a sense of "modern", etc. I applaud that nothing was chucked merely because it appeared "outdated". If an appliance stops functioning...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century home buyers - gender of decision maker?
Replies: 18
Views: 2574

Pretty much mutual for my wife and I. Neither one of us thought we'd ever be able to afford an MCM... any MCM. At least one that had a degree of architectural excitement beyond a fake gable beam or two and a globe shaped porch light installed to replace the ubiquitous coach lamp. And I gotta agree a...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sat May 31, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: YABR (Yet another bathroom remodel) --in progress!
Replies: 22
Views: 1761

Interesting design and remodel! Just going by the photographs...does that one plate glass for the shower enclosure keep all the shower splash contained? It looks like the end of the shower pan is open...or is there a door I overlooked? I saw the two outlets by the sink with no covers yet...I believe...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri May 30, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Casa de los Osos, Slim and Gabby's house!
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Morro Bay...I remember spending a Thanksgiving there with my family in '93...if memory serves me decently we dined in a cool MCM like restaurant that had west facing plate glass that overlooked the bay, rock, and ocean. Memorable t-giving dinner setting. Next day we were up the hill a bit in Morro B...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed May 28, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Casa de los Osos, Slim and Gabby's house!
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Slim and Gabby, What an interesting house! It reminds me a lot of my grandmother's place in Auburn, Ca. which my parents now own. The setting of your home reminds me of my other grandparent's place in Redlands, Ca. As familiar as I am with the golden state, I had to look up Atascadero on the map...y...
by DFWmidmodfan
Mon May 26, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3280

Is there a reason you are not removing the wrought iron low fence? Does it keep in dogs? Did it keep in dogs or kids for the previous owner? In any case, if you need it, here's what I did: wired bamboo fencing to both sides. We have plans to remove the wrought iron and replace it with a combination...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sun May 25, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3280

Patio's Ready for Memorial Day...

Thought I'd take a few outdoor shots of the house today, being that we've made some progress with the patio. I went on a hanging plant binge recently, once seeing hooks in the beams over the patio left behind from the last owner. The additions of the plants changed the feel of the patio, softening t...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu May 15, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fort Worth, Texas Usonian-like listing
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Fort Worth, Texas Usonian-like listing

This house has been on the market since last summer. I've driven by it several times but today finally stopped and took a good walk around it. IMO it needs a fair amount of work and the price needs to come down, but it is a cool design. Only thing is...whoever owned the place committed the ultimate ...
by DFWmidmodfan
Mon May 12, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3280

I loved Sunset magazine when I was a kid...back then the stuff featured in the pages was not "retro" or considered "mid-century" modern...it was just modern! :D "Working class MCM"...I like that. Our house is not grand in scale, as some MCM structures are, but it sure f...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri May 09, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3280

I know I haven't posted anything about the house lately, but I thought I'd post a few SketchUp shots I did of the house and the proposed woodworking shop/garage, which I hope to build this summer. My goal with the shop/garage is to have it closely match the architecture of the house. Here's the pics...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our P&K Storybook Cottage...
Replies: 77
Views: 6359

That's a house with a lot of potential. You have your work cut out for you...but it will be a labor of love, most certainly. From the pics the house "bones" apear pretty stout...but man those kitchen cabinets gotta go! :D For the pool...go get a shock packet from a pool dealer, follow the ...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1954 SOM's first curtain wall building
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Thanks ! So it's a 'practice' engine room ? Cool. . . Thanks for the description. How far from the lake is this installation ? SDR The lake wasn't far...about a five to ten minute walk, if I remember correctly. There was also a hot plant for the gas turbine engine school...at night from my room I c...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1954 SOM's first curtain wall building
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

What goes on in a "hot plant" ? SDR A "hot plant" is an actual operating Navy ship steam propulsion plant that is inside of a building. An entire engine and boiler room, complete with engine order telegraph, throttles, turbines, condensers, boilers, make-up feed tanks, turbo gen...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1954 SOM's first curtain wall building
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

I went to Great Lakes Naval Training Center Service School Command ("A" School) in 1983. I remember walking by this building many times and admiring the opaque green glass and thinking what a cool structure that was. I had no idea it was built in 1954...it appeared more as a late 70's desi...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Krisel Homes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

I read this thread and saw the new Krisel house photos last night...I could not help but think how wonderful that is! I would love to build a classic MCM design using modern materials...how cool would that be? A whole development like this in my area would seriously rock. Probably won't happen as ne...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3280

Name of architects found

I know I haven't posted awhile about our house...we've been busy working on it! We're completely moved in now and enjoyed a wonderful holiday time in our new environs. It also drew unanimous praise from friends and family. We have learned who the architect was for our house. Actually there were two....

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