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by scowsa
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, CA. Buff, Straub and Hensman. 1957. $1,495,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1684

Pasadena, CA. Buff, Straub and Hensman. 1957. $1,495,000

http://www.architectureforsale.com/images/properties/1359753854.jpg 'The home was the Winner of the 2012 Preservation Award from the City of Pasadena for its museum-quality restoration during 2011-2012, and also a featured story in the Los Angeles Times on January 5, 2013." http://www.architec...
by scowsa
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA. Raphael Soriano, 1938. $1,895,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1560

Los Angeles, CA. Raphael Soriano, 1938. $1,895,000

"A rare example of International, pre mid-century architecture in Los Angeles"

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by scowsa
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ojai, CA. Walker Residence, 1959. Reduced by $1M!
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

LA Curbed has an update on this as it is not selling.

Update includes 40 photos.

by scowsa
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Cathedral City, CA. William Cody, 1969. $826,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1605

Cathedral City, CA. William Cody, 1969. $826,000

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You might need sunglasses to view the interior shots!

by scowsa
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Architecture Photographer Balthaz Korab. RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 2852

Architecture Photographer Balthaz Korab. RIP

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/07/26/garden/26BOOKS_SPAN/26BOOKS_SPAN-articleLarge.jpg Korab, of Troy, died Tuesday, the Michigan chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced. The architect César Pelli recalls his first sighting of Balthazar Korab, who was wearing a “fur-trim...
by scowsa
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA. Singleton House, Neutra, 1959. Now sold!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

From today's Wall St Journal

French luxury goods magnate François Pinault paid $16.5 million for a 6,400-square-foot home in Bel Air, an exclusive section of Los Angeles, according to two people close to the deal. The seller was Ronnie Sassoon, widow of hair industry tycoon Vidal Sassoon.
by scowsa
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Getty announces a new archive:The William Krisel papers
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

The Getty announces a new archive:The William Krisel papers

"The Getty Research Institute is pleased to announce the opening of a new archive relating to mid-century architecture in Southern California: the William Krisel papers. Processed with a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, the collection consists of drawings, photograph...
by scowsa
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Cool use of vintage jazz album images for Homeland TV show
Replies: 2
Views: 3936

Cool use of vintage jazz album images for Homeland TV show

As the site owner states: "As a personal project, I set out to create a series of designs to celebrate the award-winning show. Playing off of the subtle theme of jazz that appears the storyline, I designed 12 vintage record covers inspired by the TV series." One example http://mattsoncreat...
by scowsa
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dave Brubeck's MCM House
Replies: 4
Views: 8077

Dave Brubeck's MCM House

Just watched a BBC documentary from 2010 on the career of Dave Brubeck, who died a couple of weeks ago. The film includes footage from several prior interviews, some in his home, so I did some research. Apparently, an episode of the Ed Sullivan show featuring Brubeck was even conducted from the livi...
by scowsa
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Beach Airport's Rediscovered WPA Mosaics
Replies: 0
Views: 3286

Long Beach Airport's Rediscovered WPA Mosaics

LA Curbed reports, with slide show, on the discovery of fantastic floor murals made by mosaic artist Grace Clements back in 1941 but hidden for years. http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/50ca5139f92ea1777700d31e/la-trb-california-long-beach-airport-mosaics-2-001.jpeg http://la.curbed.com/archives/2...
by scowsa
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LA, CA. Neutra's Hailey Residence, 1959. $895,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

LA, CA. Neutra's Hailey Residence, 1959. $895,000

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[url]http://www.architectureforsale.com/printable.php?property_ID=953#[/url]
by scowsa
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Self-guided driving tour of NE Portland MCMs
Replies: 1
Views: 7921

Self-guided driving tour of NE Portland MCMs

One for future North-West visits http://mcmleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/IMG_78231-e1345663465238-224x300.jpg The Portland Mid Century Modern League offers a "self-guided driving tour of some of our favorite outer NE mid-century ranch neighborhoods, with specific information on tracts a...
by scowsa
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Oscar Niemeyer's only US house
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Oscar Niemeyer's only US house

As Carlos posted yesterday, Oscar Niemeyer died. http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=18434 Today's LA Curbed has photos of the only house he designed within the US and it's in Santa Monica http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/50c1074ff92ea13312003d1c/item0.rendition.slideshowWideHorizontal...
by scowsa
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Malm Fireplaces
Replies: 3
Views: 4318

I have always like these from a style point of view and know nothing about their efficiency, although an exposed metal chimney inside the room will release that heat into the room. The company does get mixed reviews on Yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/malm-fireplace-center-santa-rosa I agree with Sienna...
by scowsa
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Happy Holidays -- MCM Holiday Photos
Replies: 1
Views: 3687

Happy Holidays -- MCM Holiday Photos

Starting this thread as part of the holiday season and to wish my Lotta Livin' friends Happy Holidays. So post any interesting holiday-related MCM photos. Here's mine, which appeared in the NYT Magazine this week. That's the Hollywood sign peeking through at the back. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8...
by scowsa
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Woodland Hills, CA. $699,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1896

Woodland Hills, CA. $699,000

Seems to be pretty low price given the square feet -- 2753. But of course, this being LA, you would have to research the commute challenges. http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/50bd1962f92ea1475b019a6f/SR12146154_0.jpeg http://www.redfin.com/CA/Woodland-Hills/4860-Nomad-Dr-91364/home/4239724#main
by scowsa
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Houses -- the paintings of Danny Heller
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

MCM Houses -- the paintings of Danny Heller

KCET's Artbound has a nice video on his work, including owners of Palm Springs MCMs such as Chris Menrad, president of the Palm Springs Modern Committee. http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/assets/images/11Eichler_With_Porsche_sized3.jpeg Yes, it is a painting. Article and video at http://www.kcet.org...
by scowsa
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Evelyn Ackerman RIP. California modernism artist & desig
Replies: 0
Views: 2692

Evelyn Ackerman RIP. California modernism artist & desig

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-03/45765590.jpg "Young Warrior," an Evelyn Ackerman mosaic from the mid-1950s. "She brought mosaics alive in the mid-century by working sometimes in a purely abstract, often geometric, style sometimes in stylized figures animated by a modern co...
by scowsa
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Scowsa's Home in Culver City Part 2
Replies: 18
Views: 4355

Re-bumping this thread to offer belated thanks to Mod' i-fy for his nice comments and the reference to the Winter edition of Atomic Ranch, which I finally saw in print today. It was an interesting process working with AT. The editor actually posted on Lotta Living a few years back, looking for house...
by scowsa
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Furniture copyrights, patents and authorized reproductions
Replies: 7
Views: 5519

Update on the Emeco Navy chair issue via this comprehensive article in Slate. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2012/11/the_navy_chair_restoration_hardware_s_imitation_of_emeco_s_original_design.html which includes this key paragraph "But Emeco has a second claim. (T...
by scowsa
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home shopping
Replies: 8
Views: 2987

My tuppence worth. Folks who like MCM would ideally like to: 1. Live in an MCM house 2. Surrounded by MCM furniture and other MCM elements but sometimes where they live (location) means that #1 is difficult to impossible. However, #2 is possible in most houses and apartments. Check out Atomic Ranch'...
by scowsa
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Alcoa MCM renovation on DIY Network
Replies: 0
Views: 1500

Alcoa MCM renovation on DIY Network

Sweat Equity 909: Retro Redo In 1957, Alcoa Care-free homes designed a 1900 square foot home constructed completely of plate glass, framed by aluminum and supported by posts that were clad in aluminum. Today, only a few of these Alcoa homes remain in anywhere near their original form. Whitney and Ro...
by scowsa
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bob Hope's Palm Springs Lautner Said to Be Asking $45MM
Replies: 2
Views: 1959

Bob Hope's Palm Springs Lautner Said to Be Asking $45MM

LA Curbed brings news of a potential listing. http://la.curbed.com/uploads/2012.11_hope1.jpg Late last week, the Mossler Properties blog reported that Bob and Dolores Hope's John Lautner-designed house in Palm Springs is hitting the market and rumored to be asking $45 million. The house was designed...
by scowsa
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: South Pasadena, CA. Jean Roth Driskel, 1953. $1,125,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

South Pasadena, CA. Jean Roth Driskel, 1953. $1,125,000

LA Curbed provides more info on Driskel: -- the third woman to be elected to the American Institute of Architects' College of Fellows -- was president of the Pasadena chapter of the American Institute of Architects, became a fellow at the institute and was a charter member of South Pasadena Beautifu...

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