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by Chimay
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 10879

Desert Eichlers

Well, the first one was built, to the specifications of plans of one of the Claude Oakland designs. It was sold on the first day it was listed, for $1.3M. I met with the developer (Troy Kudlac), and toured the home. I think it is very close to the originals in the materials and feel, and only a few ...
by Chimay
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 0
Views: 5044

Blast from the past

Hi Guys! It's been ages since I've stopped by but Miguel Santos sent me a note on Instagram to let me know that there was a request to reach out to some of the old crowd and my name was mentioned, so I thought I'd say hello. I'm still around, but am now more actively doing architectural photography....
by Chimay
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Home Savings buildings
Replies: 210
Views: 71285

by Chimay
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palmer and Krisel Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 5157

Drogin developed at least 4 separate tracts with Krisel in my immediate area (mostly adjacent to each other), so most people now think they are the same development. But they were originally planned and sold as different tracts over the course of several years, and the designs are slightly different...
by Chimay
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palmer and Krisel Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 5157

Hey Andy, it could be. Where did you find that? Drogin developed several neighborhoods with Bill Krisel in San Diego, using almost identical plans and elevations so it's hard to say. But I think that's very cool!
by Chimay
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New to mid-century houses
Replies: 19
Views: 2431

by Chimay
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palmer and Krisel Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 5157

by Chimay
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palmer and Krisel Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 5157

by Chimay
Mon May 25, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Paris, Mon Oncle house rebuilt in museum thru May 31
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Thanks, Nichols, for the Tati reference. There are actually many different exhibitions about Jacques Tati around Paris this month. I didn't get a chance to see this full-sized model, but my wife's mother did and took pictures, which I've posted on my flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8801738...
by Chimay
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Borrego Springs Modern III April 24-25th
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

We had a great time. I've posted a few shots on flickr for those who are interested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88017382@N ... 186695600/
by Chimay
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flickr
Replies: 36
Views: 6033

if there was a requirement that all photos on flickr must be taken with any level of skill, i'd have been banned a long time ago.
by Chimay
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Borrego Springs Modern III April 24-25th
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Since this is getting closer (this weekend!), I thought I'd kick it to the top of the pile.
by Chimay
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flickr
Replies: 36
Views: 6033

You know that I'm there, too, but here's my info for the others.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88017382@N00/
by Chimay
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Latest Dwell -- Dec/Jan Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 822

I thought that the new issue was great. I have had a subscription since the first issue and have been with it through ups and downs. I like where they seem to be going lately. On a side note, I am a regular reader of a blog by a couple and their two kids who live in a Mies-designed townhome in Detro...
by Chimay
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Culver City, William Krisel exhibit opens Oct. 17
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

This was a lot of fun. Very happy to see Perks and a few other LottaLivingites there! Bill and Corinne were looking great, as ever.
by Chimay
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with art over my MCM couch
Replies: 26
Views: 2611

I second the suggestion on a Jere wall sculpture as a good option, although I personally prefer ones that are more abstract than the example above. And since it doesn't really cover up much wood, it may leave less of a mark. Here's what we have over our sofa... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/29...
by Chimay
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Washington Mutual
Replies: 25
Views: 2503

I used to be with Washington Mutual, but their nickel-and-dime ways and exceptionally poor service were bad enough to get even me - the champion procrastinator - to go out of my way to switch banks even thought it was a royal pain in the arse to do so. That was in about 1998. Went to another bank an...
by Chimay
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: That Burbank House... Again...
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

by Chimay
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New front entry
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

by Chimay
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We're almost there, but a few pre-closing questions, please
Replies: 24
Views: 2332

What a great house! Don't worry about your family's criticisms, or that they don't share the same level of enthusiasm you do. We went through the same thing with our place. Our parents tried to talk us out of buying our house and were pretty horrified. We got the same sort of "not our taste, bu...
by Chimay
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New front entry
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

After seeing that aerial shot, I'm even more convinced about what I said before. Of course, it's just friendly advise and I'm sure Stephen understands that. But if it were my own place, no question I'd reclaim all of that empty lawn space by building a tall (you can at least do 6' without a permit) ...
by Chimay
Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lighting for Exposed Beam Ceiling
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

We used sconces on the walls that provide uplighting. That's more than enough to provide well lit rooms, when paired with floor table lamps. Also, it adds some interest by drawing attention to the beamed ceiling and accentuates the appearance of the "floating" roof from outside, when seen ...
by Chimay
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, Anybody know this house?
Replies: 21
Views: 4665

Agree with sdmod here. We are typically very deferential to M&R because of their credentials from restoring the Kauffman residence. But I have to wonder how much of that was driven more by the zealous efforts of Beth and Brent Harris (the owners at the time who commissioned M&R for the work)...
by Chimay
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New front entry
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

Well, personally, I'd be tempted to extend the high fence (or a masonry wall) all the way to the property line if you can, to extend your useable yard and give yourself more privacy (while also probably reducing traffic noise). I know that in the US - especially in Southern California - we've always...
by Chimay
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New front entry
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

by Chimay
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New front entry
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

For the pony wall, do you definitely want it to be made out of CMU? An alternative may be to do a lower version of the board & batten siding for the house and fence there. Or otherwise, how about doing something similar to what I did in the front of my house using wood posts and factorlite/mistl...
by Chimay
Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pasadena,CA: Linda Vista Area Modern Structure
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Oh, I know this house. I've visited it before and been inside. It's by Buff & Hensman. To be honest, I thought it was awful.
by Chimay
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jenkins House in Houston Update
Replies: 43
Views: 13922

Hope everything's OK. Not a lot of good news coming out of Houston this past weekend. Our thoughts go out to you. Please keep us posted when you can.

Best,

Elise and Darren
by Chimay
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Its been a while
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Great job, jerad! Love the house and all of the amazing work you've done to it. Congratulations on your Apartment Therapy showing. I was on there a couple of months ago, but your feedback is a lot better than mine!

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