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by scowsa
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Large grant to support the USC Edward H. Fickett collection
Replies: 0
Views: 3262

Large grant to support the USC Edward H. Fickett collection

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently announced a $85,986 grant to support the processing of the USC Libraries' Edward H. Fickett collection. The collection, acquired by the libraries in 2010, documents the 50-year career of the renowned mid-century modernist a...
by scowsa
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: How do y'all transport furniture for (semi) long distances?
Replies: 6
Views: 5725

A couple of thoughts. If you have any friends with a vehicle with a hitch, you could probably rent a U-Haul trailer in San Angelo and drop it off in Dallas. A lot of small moves these days use some version of Pods (like a mini-container) which are dropped off at the load-on location, loaded by you a...
by scowsa
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silver Lake Thomas Takahasi, 1967. $778,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

Silver Lake Thomas Takahasi, 1967. $778,000

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2 beds 1 baths 1,434 sqft 12,928 lot sqft

by scowsa
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. Bissner & Zook, 1947. $975,0
Replies: 0
Views: 1620

Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles. Bissner & Zook, 1947. $975,0

http://images1.estately.net/20_13682371_2_1371837301_636x435.jpg http://www.estately.com/listings/info/7681-willow-glen-road LA Curbed also provides a link to an article written about it in 1947. http://1947project.blogspot.com/2005/05/housing-crunch.html
by scowsa
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Granada Hills, Los Angeles. Eichler. $699,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1821

Granada Hills, Los Angeles. Eichler. $699,000

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LA Curbed calls it "mostly preserved" and we will undoubtedly hear if any Lotta Living folks have a different opinion.

by scowsa
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Crestwood Hills, A. Quincy Jones, 1950 -- Open House 6/23
Replies: 0
Views: 1636

Crestwood Hills, A. Quincy Jones, 1950 -- Open House 6/23

Separate post to draw attention to this.

If you are a LA MCM fan and you have never been to Crestwood Hills, here's another reason.

Open House: 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM

by scowsa
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Crestwood Hills, LA, CA. A. Quincy Jones, 1950. $1.4M
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

Crestwood Hills, LA, CA. A. Quincy Jones, 1950. $1.4M

http://www.deasypenner.com/upload/new_prop/yfX6a4BHm9rNKQogwB3By0Vml1z4drpy_big.jpg "Still owned by the original family, one of four founders of the Mutual Housing Association, this home was literally the first built among 500 planned for this award-winning neighborhood." http://www.deasy...
by scowsa
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tujunga, CA. 1959 Rustic Post & Beam on 1/2 Acre $499K
Replies: 5
Views: 3597

Re: Update - SOLD!

Anyone still doubting the utter insanity of the L.A. real estate market? Actually there are similar reports from many places around the country, most of which do not involve flippers. Why? A low inventory of houses for sale plus low mortgage rates. Empathize with those folks who are currently tryin...
by scowsa
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, CA. Arthur Swab, 1959. $1,699,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1644

Pasadena, CA. Arthur Swab, 1959. $1,699,000

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One of the best house web sites I have seen.

by scowsa
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: image test
Replies: 3
Views: 3213

Skypad, the Img tool only works with links ending in jpg , such as this one http://www.dlisacreager.com/bunker%20hill/slides/LR1.jpg Which I obtained by right-clicking on one of your images and selecting "Copy image URL" So as long as that ends with .jpg I can put the address inside the im...
by scowsa
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 6506

Paul Kaplan, realtor and MCM fan, regularly pops up on this board. His web site is much than just house and condo sales, it includes a blog about PS with lots of MCM references. For example, this link will take you to archived material where MCM is referenced, http://www.palmspringsrealestatenews.co...
by scowsa
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A. Quincy Jones/Emmons homes in Newport Beach, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 3751

A. Quincy Jones/Emmons homes in Newport Beach, CA

The Hammer A. Quincy Jones exhibit includes lots of original drawings of houses, developments and commercial work and one that caught my eye was for Lido Sands in Newport Beach, which was new to me. So I did a search on this board and found a brief thread back in 2004. Then I did a broader web searc...
by scowsa
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A. Quincy Jones online resources within LA Times
Replies: 1
Views: 3641

A. Quincy Jones online resources within LA Times

The LA times has consolidated its various postings about the LA Hammer Museum exhibition, plus some others about AJQ houses. Includes a video interview with the curator.

by scowsa
Fri May 31, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Free screening: "Coast Modern" LA's Hammer, 6/4
Replies: 0
Views: 2832

Free screening: "Coast Modern" LA's Hammer, 6/4

COAST MODERN Traveling along the Pacific Northwest coastline from L.A. to Vancouver, Coast Modern showcases the pioneers of West Coast modernist architecture and the homes that have become their legacies. The film includes interviews with some of the most respected names in architecture, including J...
by scowsa
Fri May 31, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is an MCM fan
Replies: 1
Views: 3831

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is an MCM fan

Was recently watching watching an interview with the now retired Sandra Day O'Connor which was taking place in a home setting. My eye was naturally drawn to the furniture choices so I did a bit of research. Turns out that she and her husband had commissioned an MCM designed house back in 1958. http:...
by scowsa
Sun May 26, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Visiting Chicago. Suggestions appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 4143

Chicago -- home of Mies van der Rohe's IIT Campus http://www.miessociety.org/ and also my favorite MCM apartment building http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/Marina_City_-_Chicago%2C_Illinois.JPG/200px-Marina_City_-_Chicago%2C_Illinois.JPG http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Cit...
by scowsa
Thu May 23, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mapping 20 of LA's Fabulous Modern A. Quincy Jones Houses
Replies: 2
Views: 4881

Mapping 20 of LA's Fabulous Modern A. Quincy Jones Houses

Curbed LA has put this together in connection with the Saturday opening of A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/05/mapping_20_of_las_fabulous_modern_a_quincy_jones_houses.php http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/230
by scowsa
Thu May 23, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Lectures linked to A. Quincy Jones exhibit at LA's Hammer
Replies: 0
Views: 2833

Lectures linked to A. Quincy Jones exhibit at LA's Hammer

Living with the Land: Park Planned Communities and the Horizontal City With Nicholas Olsberg. http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1742 MODERN PLANS, MODERN SYSTEMS, MODERN LIVING With Cory Buckner http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1743 FINANCING THE AMERICAN DREAM With ...
by scowsa
Tue May 21, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silverlake, LA. Schindler, Manola Court Apartments. $2.5M
Replies: 0
Views: 1561

Silverlake, LA. Schindler, Manola Court Apartments. $2.5M

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/519be355f92ea1693702131e/by%20default%202013-05-21%20at%2012.36.25%20PM.jpg These were listed, and I think referenced here, back in 2008, but apparently they never sold. Maybe some of our LA-based readers will consider getting together and buying both a home and...
by scowsa
Tue May 14, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Documentary re: Oyler House: Neutra’s Desert Retreat
Replies: 0
Views: 3109

Documentary re: Oyler House: Neutra’s Desert Retreat

Trailer at


The film will screen in the Dances With Films festival at LA's Chinese Theatre, which runs May 30 through June 9.

by scowsa
Thu May 09, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, CA. Adrian Wilson, A.I.A. 1954. $1,800,000
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

Brentwood, CA. Adrian Wilson, A.I.A. 1954. $1,800,000

http://www.crosbydoe.com/images/properties/1368055024.jpg "In the January 1955 issue of Popular Mechanics Magazine West Coast Editor Thomas Stimson introduced his newly built steel frame and lightweight concrete panel 'House of the Future' to his readers with an open invitation to experience t...
by scowsa
Thu May 09, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Studio City, CA. Carl Maston, 1958. $1,995,000
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Apparently this is open for viewing on Sunday, May 12th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
by scowsa
Wed May 08, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 12529

I see nothing in this that says that they are talking about just the Case Study designs...in fact the brochures specifically mention VDL and Kauffman etc. which were certainly site specific designs. These plans and any homes built with them will be million dollar + homes for the well to do......not...
by scowsa
Tue May 07, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: "Killingsworth: An Architect's Life," Free Lecture
Replies: 0
Views: 2812

"Killingsworth: An Architect's Life," Free Lecture

"Killingsworth: An Architect's Life" Lecture and Book Signing Saturday, May 11th, 1PM, Santa Monica Public Library Come celebrate the life and work of architect, Ed Killingsworth with the lecture: "Killingsworth: An Architect's Life." Although best known as an architect who parti...
by scowsa
Tue May 07, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Studio City, CA. Carl Maston, 1958. $1,995,000
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

by scowsa
Tue May 07, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 12529

The potential confusion within this thread is because the folks selling these plans and services, The Agency, have not listed which ones are actually for sale. So as FRaC points out, sdmod's concern about reproduction Kaufmann houses may not be valid. One additional piece of reporting on another sit...
by scowsa
Mon May 06, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Studio City, CA. Carl Maston, 1958. $1,995,000
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Studio City, CA. Carl Maston, 1958. $1,995,000

http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/40/bigphoto/829/13-669829_4_1.jpg Quite a mix of roof lines! 46 photos, egads will be happy :wink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Maston http://www.redfin.com/CA/North-Hollywood/11051-Wrightwood-Ln-91604/home/5253987#property-details
by scowsa
Sat May 04, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ralph Rapson (CS House #4) designs Greenbelt prefab series
Replies: 0
Views: 3066

Ralph Rapson (CS House #4) designs Greenbelt prefab series

http://wieler.com/graphics/sidebar/greenbelt_history_architecture_mag.jpg "The Rapson Greenbelt series of homes by Wieler is a reprisal of the original Case Study #4 design, improved with almost 60 years of experience in architecture and design and updated to take advantage of the latest modul...

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