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by MD²
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: America's most popular buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 6695

Re: America's most popular buildings

...and here's another in today's LAT, provocatively titled: Where Modernism hit an Art Deco wall By Nathan Glazer Sociologist NATHAN GLAZER is the author of "From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture's Encounter with the American City" to be published in April ...and here's what Mr....
by MD²
Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

Is that wall paper on the formerly raw concrete bedroom walls? And I thought it was only the different lighting that did this #-o I don't care much for the decorating. In vintage photos the house looked calm and serene. The living room sofa has gone from zen to cha-cha. here's a couple of before &a...
by MD²
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

Thanks grh, Do you think the Philco ( Telstar replica ) Predicta Pedestal TV is included in the $33,5M or is an extra? :wink: Serious question : "Would anyone know when the addition's bedroom height was cut by half, adding a second floor to this once beautifully skylight double height space?&qu...
by MD²
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Wilt Chamberlain's pad for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Los Angeles, CA - Wilt Chamberlain's pad for sale

Old news, see this October 4th, 2006 Forbes article (see end of article) & more recently: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=50944#50944 but for those who'd like to know more... 60s NBA star Wilt Chamberlain finished his 15 years long pro career, with the LA Lakers in 1973. Profesiona...
by MD²
Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 1741

Fantastic! Thank you so much for posting this link alan. Maybe you should use Firefox as a web browser? :wink: Reyner Banham was (is) one of the most influential architecture historian of our time. Read any of his books, from his 1971 Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies to A Concrete Atl...
by MD²
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Lautner's Stevens Residence
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

3,366 sq.ft., Malibu beachfront & no autoroute on your front door!

There were rumors that the house was to be gutted from its built in furniture for a remodel. Does anyone have recent news on that?

by MD²
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 7200

by MD²
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: "Ugliest Building" in L.A. contest
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Quite a coincidence... While making a Local Live search the other day for my Lautner at any "sauce" thread, I came upon THIS next door which made me think about starting a "most grotesque building" thread using Local Live ... Looking at this from a "critical" point of v...
by MD²
Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Wendy's to close original restaurant, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2272

there's an article on roadsideamerica.com with a couple of pics: , and another one:

by MD²
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 12907

...my understanding is that the copyright in a structure is actually limited to blueprints as printed matter... You are correct in the aspect that prior to December 1, 1990, only building plans were protected from copying and not buildings. The Copyright Act was amended on that date and now defines...
by MD²
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 12907

Very good post apower, but as for the following point: 4) Copyrights simply have nothing to do with furniture or applied arts. I would like to add that although Architecture is regarded as Fine Art, it can also be considered as Applied Art in a creative and/or abstract context. And even in certain i...
by MD²
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Bonhams & Butterfields auction
Replies: 7
Views: 2696

by MD²
Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: L.A., CA 90049 - Lautner at any "sauce" - 1345 Vis
Replies: 13
Views: 3892

...AT least we aren't treated to the ocean of furnishings that must have occupied all this space ! This "Lautner-esque" :wink: house, listed at $7,25M when it was bought in July 2006, was apparently never occupied. Max Weinberg , who bought the house, is based on the East Coast where his ...
by MD²
Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Charles Steen Mansion, Reno NV. Architect - Charles Mayhew
Replies: 13
Views: 3123

Yes, you've got everything pretty much covered there, along with the spiral stair case (on the left background) & fireplace (reused from The Pink Panther movie produced 5 years earlier). http://pages.videotron.com/mdaoust/The%20Party%20%20071.jpg here's Steve Franken (the drunk waiter) taking a ...
by MD²
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: L.A., CA 90049 - Lautner at any "sauce" - 1345 Vis
Replies: 13
Views: 3892

There is indeed something Jones"-esque" about it, or maybe its just plain "architectural" & nothing more... Very much Wrightian in its plan layout & materials though. Called "Lautner-esque" maybe from a lack of knowing "good old Frank"? We have now mov...
by MD²
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hal Levitt
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

by MD²
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: L.A., CA 90049 - Lautner at any "sauce" - 1345 Vis
Replies: 13
Views: 3892

Re: Lautner at any "sauce" - 1345 Vista Moraga, 90

...Maybe it's me, how is this home "Lautner-esque"? And you also get 10 parking spaces. :roll: Precisely! I think you'd have to look around for a great while before finding such a "Lautner-esque" plan/layout & "Lautner-esque" roof design :wink: Seems Lautner is bec...
by MD²
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hal Levitt
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

Don't know much about Levitt besides what has been published by Serraino & Shulman in Modernism Rediscovered (which isn't much really). And since we're on the subject, I thought that everyone might like to see pictures of one of his works. So here's the house Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen formerly ...
by MD²
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

...It is also possible that the listing is only to attract media attention which might spill over to Cox's new tv series which isn't doing too well in the ratings. Here are some reviews! http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-et-dirtreview2jan02,0,5220892.story?coll=cl-tvent http://www.usatoday.com/life...
by MD²
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

Sorry Craig, I didn't mean it this way. Your post was quite clear really, but thanks for taking the time & further develop on it. I just thought it would be interesting to associate your two statements in this manner (& I did add: "presumably" in it), introducing it with: "If ...
by MD²
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

Craig, If I might use what you've just stated in the following manner: "The final value of this house will be determined by the person (presumably with no skills or talent beyond being pretty) who decides that s/he must have it at any price." In my initial post entitled "Fishing for t...
by MD²
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

Speaking of "Friends" cast members (Cox Arquette), is there any connection between David Schwimmer and Lautner's Shwimmer house? David Schwimmer's parents are Arlene Coleman & Arthur Schwimmer. I read that they are both lawyers. Alden Schwimmer was Lautner's client. I couldn't tell yo...
by MD²
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

...I could purchase $100 worth of art supplies for my talented artist brother to paint me a copy of a Picasso but that does not mean the value of a real Picasso is diminished. Earlier, I talked about getting someone probably as talented as Lautner, like Bart Prince for example, not about making a c...
by MD²
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

I figue that the house alone, if it were built today, would require at an extreme upmost limit, a $2M construction budget. This still leaves well over $11,5M, solely for the Lautner nametag on the house... More than what Cox paid for the house & property 6 years ago... I believe you are forgett...
by MD²
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

Sorry to keep draging this subject... I figue that the house alone, if it were built today, would require at an extreme upmost limit, a $2M construction budget. This still leaves well over $11,5M, solely for the Lautner nametag on the house... More than what Cox paid for the house & property 6 y...
by MD²
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

I totally forgot about Krause. Lautner's spec house... There's a recent thread about this house here: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8399 Beyer is a "plaster disaster". Beyer got rid of Lautner at one point & had the house's "concrete design" reengineered into...
by MD²
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

The house next door to the Segel house (to the East) was sold on 11/17/2006 for $15,300,153. That lot is ~14,000sq.ft & the Segel's is ~18. Assuming that the house next door is completely worthless (which I doubt) & that $15,3mil would be the price paid for the parcel only, this would mean t...
by MD²
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Malibu, CA - Lautner's Segal house on the market
Replies: 45
Views: 12740

FISHING FOR THE BIG ONE...

Get real Courteney! Paid $10,185,000 in March 2001, now asking $33,500,000? A 330% increase in less than 6 years? I really hope no one is gullible enough to accept paying such a ridiculous price. Zillow's current (01/30/2007) estimated value range for the Segel residence is: $10,490,837 - $13,288,3...

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