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by bitzala
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: what YOU get for the MONEY
Replies: 0
Views: 784

what YOU get for the MONEY

Below is a video clip link for a series on homes around the country, all valued at about $900K, demonstrating "what you get for the money". The first house on the clip is a home built in the 60s in North Beach (Seattle). Part II of the clip (wait for the second clip to cue up) is a home th...
by bitzala
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Who says it never snows in LA ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4329

hey, tikiyaki-- We had fun in the white stuff yesterday... although, not as dense as what you received in Sunland. Ours was just hail, but given that you are higher up in elevation, it makes sense that you were getting a snow/hail combo. The mountains all around Sunland/LaCrescenta were unusually wh...
by bitzala
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I am in love - with Cloud White Zodiaq
Replies: 30
Views: 8389

siobhanmarie-- wow, it looks beautiful! I really like the knobs you chose for your drawers.

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by bitzala
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-century Modern BABY Nursery
Replies: 132
Views: 77482

Congratulations, Chimay, on your coming baby! That's wonderful news! And your nursery looks terrific-- especially the wall by the crib. (My "profile" on you was all wrong-- I thought you were a Dad with loads of kids already, based upon the pool photos. 8) ) RobinCo-- so right on the crib ...
by bitzala
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

robbhouston-- Wow, your house numbers look great. Joe-- nice example of Johnny's typeface. Looks gorgeous. SDR-- your correction is duly noted. I've been using typeface and font interchangeably, but no more! Yeah-- that Fibonacci. Kind of unexpected to see his name pop up in a typeface discussion. J...
by bitzala
Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

Johnny-- cool font, very pleasing to the eye. Marty-- were those posters actually on display? Can't blame you for wanting to curl under your desk, now adays. :wink: SDR: Yeah, my observation probably has little to do with reality. You are so right-- it is human nature to want to spot patterns. (Grea...
by bitzala
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

I agree, prof-SDR, it is a lovely font. How's this for beating a dead horse? I think Caslon's numeral 1 kind of stands on it's own, almost as the zero does. It is a step closer to the rest of the numbers, in that it's stroke is thicker, but it is also very romanesque and really doing it's own thing....
by bitzala
Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

SDR-- what about the 1 and 2 on Caslon? They're both short & squatty, like the zero. The numbers don't start descending/ascending until 3. Same pattern with Scala. http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-scala-sans/regular/ Maybe there's an obvious reason for this, but it's not obvious to me. W...
by bitzala
Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

SDR-- fun quiz, and I'm not even a type geek :P . (All I claim is to appreciate minutiae and good design, related to typeface.) I did ask my mom about Caslon-- she knows the font well, but didn't know the answer. I had never heard of it, but now that I have the proper spelling (thanks, Joe), it was ...
by bitzala
Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

SDR-- Carlson is interesting. Fun zero. Where do you see it used?
by bitzala
Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

p.s. Helvetica was the type face on my first business card :wink:
by bitzala
Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

Alrighty then, moderns-r-us :o) One of the easiest ways to distinguish Helvetica from Zurich is by looking at the Helvetica tail on the lower case "a". Zurich is tail-free. Also, on Zurich, the curves taper down to meet the straight lines (intersections between curves and lines.). With Helvetica, th...
by bitzala
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

Joe-- I hear you on the differences. Not small ones either, if you compare what you chose to Neutraface (especially the 1 and the 3). I chose Neutraface because I like it-- not terribly worried about being consistent with the era as you might be. When I'm not shrinking heads, I'm an artist and care ...
by bitzala
Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Address Markers
Replies: 70
Views: 21494

We recently ordered "Neutraface" numbers in satin stainless steel for our home, by Customhousenumbers. The font is based upon Neutra's specified lettering. If you're on the site, click on Neutraface, then click on "images" to see examples of numbers. http://www.customhousenumbers.com/all.htm Althoug...
by bitzala
Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spray-on Foam Roof in Los Angeles?
Replies: 33
Views: 16987

simplebot-- Arithane is the company in Chino that I called. Unfortunately, their trucks are 40 foot long and can't access our house properly, because of our steep, narrow driveway. Josquin-- Thermo-shield came out this week. I think they will probably do the job, but am waiting for a quote. Thanks, ...
by bitzala
Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rotting Post
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

moderns-r-us, sounds as though you've had quite the experience. Hoping that the half of you that's joking is the correct half!

Pacifica-- good to hear that your situation was not too bad ("outpatient" surgery?). And good to see you and Joe standing together, united :o)
by bitzala
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rotting Post
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

moderns-r-us... well, it's not quite that bad :o) . The beams don't sit on the glass; there's about 3 feet of wall on top of the glass. And there's a major cross beam that runs parallel to the glass. supported by 4 big posts about 5 feet in from the wall. The main beams are cantilevered over the cro...
by bitzala
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rotting Post
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Thanks, Joe. You're probably right about the termite company being protected. Although, a similar situation happen in our first home and the termite company sided with us. (They missed obvious termite rot on framing around windows during the inspection period and ended up replacing all the framing f...
by bitzala
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rotting Post
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Hey, John-- thanks for your response and recommendation. We will wait until the summer. The scenario you described is the same one our finish carpenter presented. He said we would need to remove the window/sliding glass door on either side of the post, prop up the 40 foot long header, and then repla...
by bitzala
Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rotting Post
Replies: 10
Views: 1817

Rotting Post

Yesterday, we discovered that the bottom 5 inches of a post along a wall of glass is completely rotted out-- old termite damage. (The rot was hidden by a facade that looked a little funky, so we had our finish carpenter pull it off and made the discovery.) Has anyone else encountered such a dilemma?
by bitzala
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: John Hans Ostwald
Replies: 6
Views: 1787

Beautiful home. Love the look of the "striped" walls of wood.
by bitzala
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spray-on Foam Roof in Los Angeles?
Replies: 33
Views: 16987

Josquin-- wow, I almost missed your post. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your taking the time to check on this. I'll call them in the morning.

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by bitzala
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tujunga, CA Post & Beam
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Josquin-- your house looks terrific! I love your fireplace... the views are gorgeous.

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by bitzala
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spray-on Foam Roof in Los Angeles?
Replies: 33
Views: 16987

Spray-on Foam Roof in Los Angeles?

After conducting a LL search, I discovered that this question has been asked, but I didn't find any answers, at least not yet. We're looking for a spray-on Polyurethane roof company in the L.A. area. Edward Watkins in Orange County no longer does these roofs. He turned his accounts over to a company...
by bitzala
Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: our 1955 post and beam with mystery architect
Replies: 16
Views: 4392

by bitzala
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: our 1955 post and beam with mystery architect
Replies: 16
Views: 4392

No, we're on a private road off of one of the streets that intersects with ww. (I'm sending you a private message). Hopefully, your heat bills will not be like ours-- these homes do force one to be more conservation minded. I agree, this board is a great resource.
by bitzala
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Chimay & other P&B dwellers RE: UTILITIES
Replies: 52
Views: 18274

Hey, moderns-r-us, Your point is a good one-- somewhere in this thread, I do address the differences between us and the previous owners based upon usage, not dollars. Their highest month in a year was 149 therms; our November, after living in the house since July, was 390 therms. It's not just the f...
by bitzala
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: our 1955 post and beam with mystery architect
Replies: 16
Views: 4392

siobhanmarie-- welcome to Whiting Woods. Your house is very cool! We moved into WW this summer-- a 1957 post & beam on the other side of the canyon... same elevation, but facing east. Oddly enough, I know your house-- it's on one of my running routes. At the very top of Mesa Lila? (And across fr...
by bitzala
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Chimay & other P&B dwellers RE: UTILITIES
Replies: 52
Views: 18274

Hello, Woody-- thank you for your inquiry and suggestion. It's always interesting to hear about gas bills in cold places. There has been one very hopeful development. I called the gas company on Friday to find out what our next bill would bring (it's in the mail). They said that it had dropped from ...
by bitzala
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Chimay & other P&B dwellers RE: UTILITIES
Replies: 52
Views: 18274

Hello, Woody-- thank you for your inquiry and suggestion. It's always interesting to hear about gas bills in cold places. There has been one very hopeful development. I called the gas company on Friday to find out what our next bill would bring (it's in the mail). They said that it had dropped from ...

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