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by Stephen
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Anaheim, CA - Affordable, Original, Mid-Century Modern
Replies: 0
Views: 1487

Anaheim, CA - Affordable, Original, Mid-Century Modern

I came across this home while looking for a client and had a chance to tour it yesterday. Wow...and for $350,000. It's not a large house and not by anyone famous, as far as I can tell, but in person the design reads well and it gets a lot of the little details right. Check out the original Western H...
by Stephen
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Cliff May's Own Residence
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

The redfin link takes you to a page that has no information apart from address and price. It says it's listed on the MLS but I could not find it. However, a search on the address shows it is also listed at a rental here, with lots of photos http://www.trulia.com/rental/photos/3029278038-1831-Old-Ra...
by Stephen
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hillside Mid-Century overlooking Palm Springs- swanky style
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Paul,

The pool is something else. With the plethora of ensuite bathrooms this home was clearly built for entertaining from day 1.
by Stephen
Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eminent Domain :(
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

UPDATE!!!!

Well, the meeting was tonight... I was actually pleasantly surprised. The county folks (they had on hand the designated project manager, head of public works, and chief engineer) seemed very genuine in wanting to get public opinion. They went through the presentation and added some information not i...
by Stephen
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beverly Hills, CA: Greta Grossman Residence, 1948 --$3.475M
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Beverly Hills, CA: Greta Grossman Residence, 1948 --$3.4

http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/40/bigphoto/037/11-505037_1_0.jpg "Quietly dramatic, 3bd/3ba, appx. 3,000sf home, with renovation by Darryl Wilson and architect Tony Unruh." http://www.redfin.com/CA/Beverly-Hills/1659-Waynecrest-Dr-90210/home/6823132 You'd think people who could afford ...
by Stephen
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Another Broadmoor MCM...mostly original!
Replies: 0
Views: 1571

Tustin, CA - Another Broadmoor MCM...mostly original!

Another one of these homes came up on the market. This one is a nice interior-tract, quiet location. It's a short sale but only one lender and the sellers are very cooperative. These are really cool houses, with a lot of untapped potential. To top it off, it's a nice neighborhood and the $46/mo HOA ...
by Stephen
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills, CA: Buff & Hensman, 1961 - $1,675,000
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: Hollywood Hills, CA: Buff & Hensman, 1961 - $1,675,0

http://la.curbed.com/uploads/3512-Multiview-Drive.jpg Curbed LA reports this as being listed last June at $2.495 million. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/3512-Multiview-Dr-90068/home/5312056 Great house and it seems pretty "right-priced." The only concern I have on homes like these i...
by Stephen
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eminent Domain :(
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

that sucks. start pitching your plan to your city councilor (or county commissioner, whoever the govt entity is). approach from the economic angle, then neighborhood preservation. In my case I'm in unincorporated county land. I believe the buck stops with the county supervisors. I spoke with the pu...
by Stephen
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eminent Domain :(
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

Putting Redhill 8 feet from the side of your house would create an incurable defect that 78 grand would never mitigate. I agree. Not only that, they would be demolishing the home next door to me and across the street. So I would be orphaned and ultimately surrounded by crappy 2-story infill on tiny...
by Stephen
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eminent Domain :(
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

Eminent Domain :(

Of course, since the term "eminent domain" has such an ugly, authoritarian sound to it the county decided to use the term "right of way acquisition" in the letter they sent me. Where I live was developed before any of the surrounding neighborhoods and has always been in an area o...
by Stephen
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Orange, CA - Eichler for under $500k
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

by Stephen
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gen Y doesn't want McMs
Replies: 15
Views: 4247

Re: Gen Y doesn't want McMs

by Stephen
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Space Saving Furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

A lot of people forget that many of the top MCM architects designed freestanding furniture as well as built-ins for many of their homes.
by Stephen
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sherman Oaks, CA. 1958 -- $799,900
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Sherman Oaks, CA. 1958 -- $799,900

http://media.cdn-redfin.com/photo/41/bigphoto/292/F11007292_8_0.jpg http://www.redfin.com/CA/Sherman-Oaks/3534-Scadlock-Ln-91403/home/4896693 Nice house, I like the trellis overhang detail. You see that in a lot of P&K homes. I do wonder how much 405 noise there it, though.
by Stephen
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Broadmoor Atrium Home < $400k!
Replies: 0
Views: 1583

Tustin, CA - Broadmoor Atrium Home < $400k!

This home just came on the market and I had a choice to tour it yesterday. The home is interesting, and a good value, but you really need to see beyond the clutter. On the plus side, this home addresses the two biggest gripes most people have with the Broadmoor Exclusives neighborhood: no space on t...
by Stephen
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need creative ideas for our small kitchen
Replies: 13
Views: 3509

I don't know those jones mha kitchens up there look like they are out of an old greasy spoone mom and pop burger joint. They're soooo, obnoxiously Dwell like. Trying way to hard to be natually-minimalisticly-modern if I can express it that way. As you can see I'm not fond of Dwell magazine. The pho...
by Stephen
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Lake Forest, CA - Hidden Mid-Century Gem: $414,900
Replies: 0
Views: 1671

Lake Forest, CA - Hidden Mid-Century Gem: $414,900

I found this property while looking for a non-MCM client. It was built in 1968 and features one of the coolest great rooms I've seen in a while. There's a lot of potential here and the home has something very few modern (affordable) homes have: a 3 car garage. http://www.socalmls.com/CA/LAKE-FOREST/...
by Stephen
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Earthquakes and MCM
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Okay...as a kid obsessed with earthquakes I'll take my stab at this. I live in a post and beam home and have done a fair amount of thinking about this. All things being equal (same soil, shaking, etc) MCMs are a mixed-bag versus traditionally framed homes of the same era. Here are some of the points...
by Stephen
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gen Y doesn't want McMs
Replies: 15
Views: 4247

I'm Gen Y and live in a Cliff May. I'm a Realtor and have had several Gen Y clients, most of whom had a preference towards homes of "interesting" design. That didn't always mean MCM but most wanted something other than a stucco box.
by Stephen
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A few progress pics
Replies: 16
Views: 4246

by Stephen
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Orange, CA - Eichler for under $500k
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Well, as hideous as the roof addition is, you have to agree it was a good way to conceal the aluminum-duct spider on the roof that you see on so many homes of this type. So any buyer would have to decide whether to remove the roof addition and with it the ducting and central air, or to restore the ...
by Stephen
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A few progress pics
Replies: 16
Views: 4246

Oh, that wood is GLORIOUS! Really worth all your efforts, if I say so. I hear you on the letter to the owners. Slim and I are putting our place on the market next week ( ulp!) and hoping to find MCM grandma's house when we return to the bay area. We have found a few neighborhoods where the norm is ...
by Stephen
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Orange, CA - Eichler for under $500k
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

I will never understand why people do things like that. But it's not the worst--not even close--roof addition I've seen on an Eichler. There's actually a cluster of quasi-modern homes near me that were built to look very similar to this house...so perhaps I've just grown immune to that look. It's r...
by Stephen
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendora, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

Interesting. I could swear I saw another pocket of homes just like this somewhere else out that way. (Heck, maybe it was that neighborhood after all. I didn't make a good mental note of the location.) I'd definitely be interested in hearing who designed/built these places if anyone ever happens to ...
by Stephen
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Orange, CA - Eichler for under $500k
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Orange, CA - Eichler for under $500k

This home was just reduced to under $500k. I'll just come right out and say it, the roof addition is absolutely hideous. It's horrid, but reversible. And at this price point, this is a great opportunity for someone who is set on an OC Eichler but has a strict budget. The rest of the house is actuall...
by Stephen
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendora, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

I've driven through there a couple of years back and thought the same thing. Though, I noticed the square footage is only 1038 for a 3 bedroom. That makes it smaller than even the smallest of the LB 3 bedrooms.
by Stephen
Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A. Quincy Jones development in Tucson
Replies: 13
Views: 3223

This looks like one of those neighborhoods where landscaping is super important to properly take advantage of the windows, etc.
by Stephen
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A few progress pics
Replies: 16
Views: 4246

Wow, I also wanted to post up some words of encouragement. A while back someone mentioned that a great strategy for bringing back a house is to find one room that you can finish completely, so even while the rest of your home may be in disarray, you've got one place to go as a sanctuary that demonst...
by Stephen
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anyone have good pics of *new* white laminate countertops?
Replies: 30
Views: 7646

scowsa, Thanks. You can't really tell because of my crappy camera, but the walnut edging around the counter tops is actually in pretty bad shape. I have to replace the counter tops and I'm going to leave the edges off. After seeing the photos of your place I was going to mention that the walnut edg...
by Stephen
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA. 1958 -- $999,000
Replies: 1
Views: 993

They lowered this to $950k and it's a real crime not to have the kitchen as the featured photo; I think it's the best part of the house:

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