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by Stephen
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

As promised, here are some preliminary pictures of my neighbor's Cliff May bathroom reno. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5340114236_83272e020c.jpg IMG_0520.JPG by smeade1079 , on Flickr http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5339502029_61ab1479c5.jpg IMG_0518.JPG by smeade1079 , on Flickr
by Stephen
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone have good pics of *new* white laminate countertops?
Replies: 30
Views: 7631

Let me preface this by saying I grew up in the midwest where every house built from 1979 to 1990 came with almond square-edge Formica countertops. It was awful. Giant slabs of blandness. FuturaGirl: Despite what I just said, the white counters work for you in your Las Vegas place. I still feel like ...
by Stephen
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: STLModern's house featured on MCM Interiors Blog
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

STLModern's house featured on MCM Interiors Blog

Just thought I'd give a shoutout to Dan and Tiffany as their place was featured on Bill Quick's MCM Interiors Blog this morning:

http://www.dailypundit.com/MCM-Interior ... rehab.html

Also, it's kind of a cool blog if you're already subscribed.
by Stephen
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: South Pasadena Ranch, 1969 -- $848,000
Replies: 7
Views: 1809

seems kind of expensive for the condition and location. the house is a bit puzzling. it doesn't feel like one of May's designs for 1969. this may be a house built from the BH&G plans of the 1951 May house "ranch house for a city lot," which was a 5 star feature in BH&G. BH&G s...
by Stephen
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A. Quincy Jones development in Tucson
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

I believe it comes down the neighborhood organization. Most Eichler neighborhoods have endured because of active home owner associations. love them or hate them, they are key to neighborhood stability and architectural preservation. in addition to this neighborhood, I plan to drive by the Cliff May...
by Stephen
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A. Quincy Jones development in Tucson
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

by Stephen
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bought my 1st MCM apartment!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 8700

Let me be the first to congratulate you on an awesome job. From your first picture I always thought the stairs could be a real gem and I'm glad to see I was right. Also, I think the bathroom turned out great. Additionally, I really like what you did in the kitchen. In renovating modern properties it...
by Stephen
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A. Quincy Jones development in Tucson
Replies: 13
Views: 3213

Those are pretty incredible for such small houses. I'm always impressed when I see something cool and affordable. Does anyone know what the neighborhood looks like today?

Also, I hadn't ever seen that blog, so thanks for sharing.
by Stephen
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Orange, CA Eichler (4 bed) Now REDUCED to $645,000
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

I just want to say I've driven by this home and it looks great from the curb. Also, the Fairhaven neighborhood is in a great location and there is a lot of neighborhood spirit.
by Stephen
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

that's where I am going. the high bid was probably his way of telling me he didn't want the project. I want to be about $80-$100/sqft when finished. time for round 2. That was around where I was: $2000 - $2500 for basic work + $4000 for the extra materials. That included some cool custom stuff, too.
by Stephen
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

so much for not wanting to do much of the work... one of the bids came in at $300 per sq ft. I don't think so. Yeah. I think you will only be happy with the cost and outcome if you GC it and hire specialists for what you don't want to do. I'd recommend you find a generally handy guy who is good at:...
by Stephen
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3615

Raymond Loewy FTW...

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Of course, if cost were no object...

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by Stephen
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May alert...
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

by Stephen
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May alert...
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Is this the January or December issue?

I only have December and it's not in mine.
by Stephen
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May alert...
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: Cliff May alert...

in the most current issue of Sunset. it's the Berkeley prefab house that made it's rounds through here about a year or so ago. the story is about the front and back yard redo. looks pretty nice. I do believe this is the first Cliff May in Sunset since they first appeared in the early '50s. Do you h...
by Stephen
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

That's what we did in our second bathroom, see photo. You can also see the shower controls set on the RH wall as you step in. We also went with gray-white textured tiles (you cannot see the texture in this shot) as this is our last house and we did not want to lock in a tile color "forever.&qu...
by Stephen
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

the Grohe shower valves all come as a rough in (the valve) and then the cover & handle separately. In the high end houses that kind of stuff is usually installed in, the plumber needs the valve way before the trim should be on site. Yeah, I like when the manufacturers put the rough-in guide on ...
by Stephen
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

I personally also like a more sleek plain shower valve. Like this Grohe: http://www.groheamerica.com/en/bathroom-products/search-by-application/bath-tub/bath-thermostats/m/25_7954/page/modules/pn/article.php?part=view&action=view&product=19347G145&offset=0&amount=15 However, a choic...
by Stephen
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

here's my list of materials at this point: shower hardware: http://www.moen.com/adler/chrome-posi-temp-r-shower-only/_/R-CONSUMER%3AL82691 Great price, especially for something with some temperature compensation. The only thing I don't like about a lot of the more traditional fixtures is that they ...
by Stephen
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

man, that was so yesterday. this morning I am back to thinking 1 inch mosaic. anyone know the approx sqft cost for Nemo tiles like these? http://www.nemotile.com/category/appiani_mix/appiani_mix/23 My guess is $10-$20; good thing our bathrooms are small. Personally, I think their a little too artsy...
by Stephen
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

we'll probably end up doing the kerdi showerpan system with tile anyway, but I want to see the numbers comparing the kohler cast iron base to the terrazzo base to the tiled base. Might want to call these guys: http://www.creative-terrazzo.com/shower-bases.htm I've actually thought about doing the m...
by Stephen
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

he meets most of those qualities, but ultimately, they need to be compatible. as a home owner, I am not real easy to work with :) I do work at home, I just don't want to general contract this one. I will probably end up doing that, though. he asked me what a terrazzo showerbase was! You'll end up G...
by Stephen
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

interviewed the first contractor today. first words out of his mouth were granite and marble. next. :? Here's what I look for in a contractor: - Absolutely must have integrity - Will offer his/her opinion once and not argue with me after that if I don't agree - Doesn't mind researching things when ...
by Stephen
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona (Westmont), CA - Cliff May (<$250k)
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Pomona (Westmont), CA - Cliff May (<$250k)

This is an REO but it looks in decent shape. You could move-in, then make it awesome. One of the cool things about this area is that the lots are good-sized, nearly 8,000sq ft in this area. http://socallistings.marketlinx.com/SearchDetail/Scripts/PrtBuyFulPhotos/PrtBuyFulPhotos.asp?EMailKey=60571023...
by Stephen
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Broadmoor Garden Homes (affordable!)
Replies: 0
Views: 847

Tustin, CA - Broadmoor Garden Homes (affordable!)

This is an awesome little neighborhood I discovered here in town and now they have two homes for sale. Both are priced less than $425k and both are pretty good basic condition (they need style adjustments, though). One of these homes was featured in Atomic Ranch about a year or so ago. Better Locati...
by Stephen
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landscape lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

most what you see sold retail to the general masses are crap. I use Unique Lighting up lights and plan to expand this spring. they mostly sell to pros, but you can buy them too. good quality stuff. http://www.uniquelighting.com/ Definitely nice stuff. Since Malibu upgraded to metal lights, though, ...
by Stephen
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your Best Turnaround
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

Your Best Turnaround

by Stephen
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: North Hills, CA - Palmer & Krisel Storybook Village
Replies: 13
Views: 4180

Another foreclosure just popped up on Plummer St. a few days ago. Reasonable condition overall, but some obvious "upgrades" that just don't quite match. $300k is a fantastic deal in this neighborhood. http://www.redfin.com/CA/North-Hills/16408-Plummer-St-91343/home/5721600 This really is ...
by Stephen
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cover of this months Sunset
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Wow...

I'd love to build one of those in my favorite place for a second home:

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by Stephen
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17691

Not to steal any of Joe's thunder, but my neighbors are nearing completion on their Cliff May bath remodel and it's looking great. They have an interesting ensemble of materials: VCT, unstained walnut, Caesarstone, and Ann Sacks tile.

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