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by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat or Satin for Exterior
Replies: 21
Views: 2153

I know flat is not the easiest to keep clean on the inside I think we are just supporting that changes in paint technology have made flats much more durable than most people think. Interior and exterior. ok, that makes sense.. I thought maybe it was overlooked as I started seeing more and more post...
by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat or Satin for Exterior
Replies: 21
Views: 2153

Just to clarify this post is referring to choices for EXTERIOR paint sheens.
by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat or Satin for Exterior
Replies: 21
Views: 2153

You guys are awesome, I am buying my paint for the fascia before Sunday (They are offering 30% off Duration paint until then) and needed to find this out quick. I was freaking out as to which to get.
by DamonBoost
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat or Satin for Exterior
Replies: 21
Views: 2153

Is there any difference between durability (how long the paint holds it's color) b/t the flat and satin? Also, is there a major difference in how either sheen's are affected by weather? Does the satin sheen resist moisture any better due to the rain rolling off it faster? Finally is there much diffe...
by DamonBoost
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flat or Satin for Exterior
Replies: 21
Views: 2153

Flat or Satin for Exterior

I am curious to what most people use on the exterior of homes, flat or satin??? I know flat is not the easiest to keep clean on the inside so it caused me to wonder how it performs on the exterior. Of course flat would be my first choice if easy to keep clean. I will be using Sherwin Williams Durati...
by DamonBoost
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Indeed your taste is a little Dwell for a mid century modern crowd. (not that there is anything wrong with that) I take Dwell and came to modern myself from stumbling onto a Neutra show at MOMA. So get back to basics: Modern was about form following function. Less is more. Honestly of materials. Th...
by DamonBoost
Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

After looking at the last set of photos I can see where you're going with the palette. Notice though that all of those houses you like are flat roofed and very industrial looking - the mix of industrial textures and contrasting colors work along the modernist paradigm in regards to the overall shap...
by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

The main reason (well maybe besides of the fact that I just dont like the actual color) that I want to change the brick is I just dont think the current color will contrast with the cedar enough which I agree should be the focal point of all the materials. After that realization, we began brainstorm...
by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

I agree on the trying to save unpainted brick. Natural texture is expensive to recreate later. I've heard of (but never seen it) of mixing a glaze and paint to essentially create a semi-transparent stain for the brick. I don't know if that would work for you but if mixed carefully, I bet you could ...
by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

if it were me, and I desired a Mid-century look, I would resurface the brick with 16x8x1 concrete pavers, straight stack horizontal, natural; opt for a vertical thin groove siding for the upper part and lower pop-out, using only two surfaces instead of four. is the existing brick structural of a de...
by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

I should have mentioned that was a garage door in the renderings but it has since been removed and will just be hardie now. We decided to finish out the garage and make a game room out of it. I am going to paint it the same color as the brick. Sorry for the confusion. I agree that it would take too ...
by DamonBoost
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

These are 2 of the best and most recent pictures from our blog. The brick is I would say maybe a peachy orange-ish color. Not flattering IMHO at all. 99% of the time I am supportive of leaving the brick alone and not painting it but the color of the brick on my house definitely didn't fit with any o...
by DamonBoost
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior

I really need some help/input on the choices we have come up with possible exterior color decisions. I'd like to hear what you guys have to say, like/dislike. If you guys have any ideas for some colors and swatches let me know and I will post them up. Thanks in advance! If interested, you can follow...
by DamonBoost
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Living Member Websites
Replies: 60
Views: 43566

Site Name: REMOD(ern)EL in Park Hill URL: http://www.ourmodernhouse.blogspot.com Site Author: Myself What you'll find there: The project of first time homeowners attempting to transform a pretty much normal/bland Mid-Century Ranch (which also happened to be in the worst condition of all houses on t...
by DamonBoost
Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern bathroom ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 6755

I’ve just about finished converting my old MCM bathroom into a wet room. I gutted it out which include removing the old closets from the bathroom. I polished the concrete floor, designed a matching polished concrete countertop with an integral sink, floor to ceiling 1 inch Bisazza tile, wet style...
by DamonBoost
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14142

DamonBoost: that's a myth which has been exploited by builders of traditional homes for the past 60 years. Home values are based on location and square footage. Considering the price of the LV, I don't see much risk. It's not a modular house or manufactured home. It's custom construction, it will h...
by DamonBoost
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14142

by DamonBoost
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Traditonal Ranch to Modern Ranch Remodel- Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 4060

Oh, and: the last of your examples, above, would be one to get excited over. . .hey: are those Lally columns supporting those beams? Damon, where did that image come from? Anybody recognize that house, or architect? SDR :cheers: I look on ebay for MCM books. I usually save all pictures on the listi...
by DamonBoost
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14142

Joe, My budget is in the $100-$120K range. I have already been approved financing wise so thats out of the way. But $100K for a finished house doesnt get me far, and not many builders want to touch it, due to it not making them much money either. Most builders around here would rather stick to money...
by DamonBoost
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14142

I remember seeing a post on the board about a new development in Palm Springs: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2772&highlight=palm+springs $300s might be out of your price range (but seems really inexpensive to me for the area), but you may be able to get some ideas. I'm not sure ...
by DamonBoost
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14142

New MCM Construction.. Possible??

Would it be possible to use plans from the MCM era and have a new house built? I know "anything" is possible, but would it be feasible and affordable? Much more than typical new home constrution.. Or would a builder look at me , roll his eyes and move on..
by DamonBoost
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Traditonal Ranch to Modern Ranch Remodel- Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 4060

Thank you very much for the replies. I have decided to continue my search. I am in no rush and no reason to hurry. Despite my excitement to become a home-owner. I am going to post another question however in a new topic as I dont want to get this thread off track..
by DamonBoost
Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Traditonal Ranch to Modern Ranch Remodel- Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 4060

The main problem with the roof pitches is how much rain we get here in AR. The low pitched roofs dont hold up too well and the owners have mostly all re-framed the roof to add pitch or have let the house go to crap due to water damage etc etc. Thats the big issue I am having trying to find a roof pi...
by DamonBoost
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Traditonal Ranch to Modern Ranch Remodel- Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 4060

Traditonal Ranch to Modern Ranch Remodel- Ideas

Ok so I live in Little Rock, AR.. that is the first issue. I dont have much to choose from as far as modern goes. I really like the style of the eichler homes but that definately isnt an option here. I have found some modern 50's homes but none are in my price range. I cant afford to build either at...
by DamonBoost
Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Just stumbled upon this house for sale
Replies: 44
Views: 11409

I just found it while I was looking thru CA ranch homes for ideas. I live in an area of nothing but bland ranch homes and am looking for ideas to buy one and renovate it.. i figured CA real estate ads were a great resource.. and then found this house.. wow.. anyway i am going to make a post about my...
by DamonBoost
Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Just stumbled upon this house for sale
Replies: 44
Views: 11409

Los Angeles, CA - Just stumbled upon this house for sale

if it fits anyones needs.. I thought it looked pretty cool.. http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=1229&frm=bymap&pgnum=123&mls=xmls&js=on&fid=so&vtsort=&ss_aywr=&poe=realtor&areaid=1557&areaid=21845&areaid=101439&areaid=14263&areaid...
by DamonBoost
Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is Cinder Block an affordable option for exterior material?
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Yep I have been getting a subscription to Dwell for two years.. =) Metropolitan home too.. I am also on the Modern living board and was a frequent lurker on the dwell board =) I have drawn my own plans and am planning on using the 3D architect 5.0 software software to create the actual usable plans....
by DamonBoost
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is Cinder Block an affordable option for exterior material?
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Is Cinder Block an affordable option for exterior material?

I have been looking for pretty much the cheapest exterior material to use. Would Cinder block be it? what are some of my options for insulating cinder block? I was thinking of using a 2x4 frame on the cinder block (interior) with insulation b/t the block and the sheetrock on walls where i wanted the...
by DamonBoost
Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 441113

Just thought I would introduce myself.. Damon from Little Rock, AR.. I lurked for a long time on dwell.. now I am here =)
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