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by classic form
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please Help With My Exterior Paint Colors
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Not sure if this helps or not but here is a pic of our house of about ten years ago...I really liked the base and trim color, I wasn't sure about the black door but really liked it after it was done. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/classicform/image.jpg2_zps1ri09oyi.jpg I think a door of a dif...
by classic form
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please Help With My Exterior Paint Colors
Replies: 10
Views: 2435

Good luck with the paint choice... I know you will eventually hear "just paint it and see how it looks...if you don't like it change it, paint's cheap" Yeah, paint is cheap...paintING however is not. The color simulators are about worthless in my opinion, the colors are always way too vibr...
by classic form
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 8397

I've got a comment for you...DAYUM!
And now a suggestion...why don't you stop by this weekend for a couple beers, and while you're here there "might" be a couple little things you could "help" me with.
Beautiful showcase for your obviously impressive skills, and taste.
by classic form
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help finding bulb for this MCM lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 764

12 is too long. I need about 9.5 inches to fill the fixture. The short ones work fine and you really cant tell by the light spread (which is all you can really see unless you look up underneath the top of the shelf.
by classic form
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help finding bulb for this MCM lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 764

About ten inches. I'll measure later...do you have a link to longer bulbs? I've searched all over and can't find any longer than the standard 6" you linked to.
by classic form
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Help finding bulb for this MCM lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 764

I have a two rows of these (12 fixtures each row) used to illuminate bookshelves. They put out a nice glow. I wish I could find the same lamp but longer, my fixtures would/should take a lamp around 10 inches. Egads is right, they are fragile, but they seem to last a decent amount of time in my appli...
by classic form
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Found my new house
Replies: 22
Views: 2824

Robb, you alking about the Keck house on Lake Michigan right? The link above is to my current house in Kalamazoo.
by classic form
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: In box/out box/sent box
Replies: 1
Views: 521

In box/out box/sent box

Not working? I have messages in my outbox from 2010 that don't look like they were ever sent:)

I did notice my in/out boxs were full. I emptied them and maybe now they will send?
by classic form
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Found my new house
Replies: 22
Views: 2824

There are a few in this article from Herman Millers' online mag.

http://www.hermanmiller.com/why/fully-nelson.html
by classic form
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Palm Springs Getting Reproduction Mid-Century Eichler Houses
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

I wonder if fans of original Colonial style houses were geeked when the first subdivision of "reproduction" Colonials were going to be built?
by classic form
Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Found my new house
Replies: 22
Views: 2824

Sold, torn down and a new "cottage" built in its place. If I had to guess? 5-6 thousand sq ft.

Ruined my day today when I drove by to check up on it.
by classic form
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA. Ken Johnson's 1956 Zwecker House
Replies: 5
Views: 740

I'm not familiar with the architect but the original colors he would have chosen for the house were white?
by classic form
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fort Worth, Texas home for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Ummm...Damn! That is some house!
by classic form
Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My overhang/soffit color contimplation
Replies: 1
Views: 1845

I had the same dilemma in my previous house. In my case There wasn't anywhere that I could see the beams "going through" the walls from inside to out (and visa-versa) so I didn't concern myself with the combination I chose. If this is the case with yours I say do what you want...white soff...
by classic form
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Need to find designer/maker of a mid century couch
Replies: 3
Views: 657

2 or 3 F's? If 2 one upside down google France and Son's.
by classic form
Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Just because water is cheap doesn't say anything about the supply and the fact that the aquifer has been dropping yearly since 1930. With population expected to rise by 44 percent by 2030 you might want to rethink your large lawn and swimming pool. You DO rely on the colorado, PS pumps water to sand...
by classic form
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dave Brubeck's MCM House
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Thanks for that link SDR...Brubeck gets a lot of platter time over here.
Great looking house.
by classic form
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gutter Help For Flat Roof Carport
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Yes Egads...but...why on earth would a roofer need to add an eaves trough do you think? He should be able to direct water in any direction you want shouldnt he? I would ask him to put a slight slope of the roof to the back and side and then add one to the back (instead of the front) and be done with...
by classic form
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Interesting house by architect Irwin Stein...
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Read the article joe...explains the idea behind the roof.
by classic form
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a 1957 post and beam in Palos Verdes
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

That is one hell of a house! Congratulations! I wouldn't change a thing. Clean it and move on in. Egads gives good advice, give it a while before making any changes (aside from torching the meth lab:-)
by classic form
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, 1950 home by A. Quincy Jones + Whitney Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 404

And another one gone, and another one gone...
by classic form
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathrooms - tiled walls with non-tiled floors
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

I like what you did in the first view better but can I offer a suggestion? I wouldnt use a sink that wasnt wall hung in such a small space. Having the area underneath the sink open really "opens things up". Storage can be a problem but we just keep towels and so on in a cabinet just down t...
by classic form
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathrooms - tiled walls with non-tiled floors
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Another option, though not a great one in my opinion, is to use the often seen rubber trim between vct floor and tile. Our house has this treatment in both upstairs rooms that have tubs. Aluminum tile walls down to the floor meeting vct with the transition covered by rubber trim. When we redo them I...
by classic form
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Interesting article in this months issue of L.A. Magazine regarding socals water supply.
by classic form
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Thanks for the replies...we have decided though that as much as we love the southwest and Palm Springs in particular, we are going to invest where the water is. We wanted something we could retire to or sell at retirment age to finance something else. That's about 10-15 years out. Kind of worried wh...
by classic form
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Palm Springs

Trying to think to the future and decided that it would be nice to have a place in Palm Springs for retirment/vacation purposes. Can't afford a house so are looking for a condo that would fit the mid century bill. We found a couple but would love to hear some recommendations. Budget is small...150-2...
by classic form
Mon May 27, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Got back from a road trip last week. Visited Niece in Virginia beach. Wildwood New Jersey for Do Wap Hotels. Atlantic City for gambling. Philly for cheesesteak. Danville, Penn. for ming green goodness. Bear Run for first time ever visit to Fallingwater (damn! What an experience, felt myself welling ...
by classic form
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finally, exposing the beautiful hidden VCT tile
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Looks nice, let me get this straight though...you have a living room in your master bedroom? Personally I would get a quote and weigh the cost against the effort to do it myself. Lugging a buffer back and forth from the rental joint doesnt sound like something I would look forward to. It's also an a...
by classic form
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

I wouldnt worry about dating the house (to this era) with cork floors. I just returned my house to its original colors from '55 and it just so happens that everytime I open any housing mag there they are. I know that when we sell, hopefully decades from now, that the first thing that will come to a ...
by classic form
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The official clarksdaleplace.blogspot.com update thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3222

Hallway looks great! House is coming along...

Question, where did you get your mailbox? I've been looking (not real hard) for something and yours looks great.

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