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by Connie
Thu May 24, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchens of yesteryear
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Some of today's overblown showroom kitchens may look great but by the time you have prepared a meal in one of them you feel as if you have run a marathon. That's so true. In our vacations we never stay in hotels but rent houses or condos. Sums up to some 50+ rental experiences so far, mostly in the...
by Connie
Wed May 23, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Patio/pool furniture
Replies: 15
Views: 988

I think these here are quite cool:

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http://thefurnituredomain.com/chr-tea-x.html
by Connie
Wed May 23, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Neighborhood associations ?
Replies: 6
Views: 576

I just had to think about something ... Unfortunately our neighborhood is not mid-century but early 80s (locals say it's old). All homes are contemporary coquina/ frame constructions, most of them small (2/2 less than 1,400 sq ft) bungalows. It is one of the older communities in the area, although s...
by Connie
Wed May 23, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchens of yesteryear
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Kitchens of yesteryear

Just found an interesting information in the LA Times at the end of this article http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-kbis17may17,1,2865239.story?coll=la-headlines-home "FAMED photographer Julius Shulman likes to point out that the Case Study House architects "were not chefs." K...
by Connie
Tue May 22, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Building a Deck
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

It's really an ideal project for everyone. Just make sure that the supporting structure is rot resistant because you can't change it as easily as a rotted plank. Also, the structure should be extremely well built. Take your time, don't rush. It pays off over the years. Our decks are still level wher...
by Connie
Tue May 22, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Real Estate vs. Architecture
Replies: 8
Views: 636

"Whatever the period, Doe believes that these architectural properties increase in value when they are entirely original or judiciously renovated." May the word spread! "I’ve advised my clients that there are definite compromises in living in a work of architecture. But what that gi...
by Connie
Tue May 22, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Neighborhood associations ?
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Our little house in Florida is in a HOA neighborhood. They have a simple website http://www.latriumhome.com/default.php which is mostly about regulations. The ARB is very strikt, even in terms of colors, mailboxes or house numbers allowed. Last year we received a note that our house had to be painte...
by Connie
Tue May 15, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TV above the fireplace, Eichler style! (Well, A&A)
Replies: 5
Views: 692

by Connie
Sat May 12, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on appliance colors?
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Stephen, did you see the good looking, very moderately priced freezerless fridge at Lowes? for only $1,398 ? For an additional $100 it is also available with a glass door.

I agree with delete: Stainless steel "disappears". And it matches any other color.
by Connie
Fri May 11, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on appliance colors?
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

Thanks for your kind words, roxy500. :) The countertops are rosewood laminate and have to be treated with care. We use cutting boards and trivets all the time. I love the look of the counters but would probably not choose such a sensitive surface again. Completely integrated appliance is widespread ...
by Connie
Fri May 11, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on appliance colors?
Replies: 35
Views: 2288

To me, the most important thing when furnishing a kitchen in a rather small home is that the appliance is not too bulky. Our kitchen here in Germany, as well as the one in our Florida home, has only about 100 sqft. Why are fully integrated appliances so expensive in the U.S.? We have a Liebherr frid...
by Connie
Tue May 08, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My first MCM--What style is this?
Replies: 26
Views: 2998

Anybody notice the sizable additions to the Vollmer house, at each end ? Gone is the delightful pierced corner facing the camera in the earlier photo. . . Yes, I noted it. And I thought - what a shame, they could have built the addition the same way. But considering other additions to modern homes,...
by Connie
Mon May 07, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Farnsworth House, Plano, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 9384

by Connie
Thu May 03, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Farnsworth House, Plano, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 9384

by Connie
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5556

Re: perks re:

I wish I had saved a lot of the ephemera that I threw out, and I had lots and lots of it (like brochures to the some of the first homes in Valencia, Mission Viejo, Nohl Ranch (Orange), Diamond Bar and Westlake Village) Problem is: Living in a modern place often means having very little space and ho...
by Connie
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Fresno, CA - Eichler-like MCMs at great price
Replies: 135
Views: 47008

Reminds me of the lovely Ocala block homes in Southern Florida. Altough the blocks have a different format, it seems?
by Connie
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: wesley hills, rockland county, new york
Replies: 9
Views: 931

What a wonderful home! It really became one with its site. Hopefully not too many homes in your neighborhood will be remuddled beyond recognition. Home Depot front door doesn't sound too promising, though. I often wonder why people buy these beautiful old homes when they obviously don't appreciate t...
by Connie
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5556

Missed this thread as I hardly ever look into this part of the forum ... I was born in Hamburg, Germany's second biggest city which is about 90 miles south of the Danish border. We lived in a condo filled with 50s Danish furniture. I had no idea it was “modernâ€￾. Many families had similar furnish...
by Connie
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 32,000 square foot home in Palm Desert
Replies: 31
Views: 2925

by Connie
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Farnsworth House, Plano, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 9384

Thanks, SDR! I also remembered the photos with the fish in the meadow. Isn't it an amazing house? It is so pure and soothing. I also love Philip Johnson's Glass House but Farnsworth House it much more elegant and "floating". To me it is just perfect. The History section of the web-site men...
by Connie
Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Farnsworth House, Plano, IL
Replies: 18
Views: 9384

Farnsworth House, Plano, IL

Name: Farnsworth House
Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Year: 1951

Street: River Road
City: Plano
State: Illinois
Zip: 60545
Country: USA
Phone: (630) 552-0052

Type: house
Style: minimalist modern
Status: landmark, museum

Links: http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/index.htm
by Connie
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: America's most popular buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 7637

Sorry I didn't translate a little bit ... :oops: "Schloss" means castle. The images are - from left to right: past, present, future. The original "Stadtschloss" was built from the 15th to 17th century and destroyed by bombs in 1945. It could have been rebuilt but the leaders of t...
by Connie
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: America's most popular buildings
Replies: 11
Views: 7637

Re: America's most popular buildings

I do not know of a single European city that practices historic building in our era. Unfortunately, there is at least one city that does: Berlin. A mixed group of people wants to rebuild the "Stadtschloss Berlin". http://www.stadtschloss-berlin.de/bildergalerie.html It's a highly controve...
by Connie
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Usonia in the NYT
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Usonia in the NYT

By ELSA BRENNER Published: April 15, 2007 MOUNT PLEASANT ROLAND REISLEY remembers the crisp fall afternoon in 1950 when he and his wife, Ronnie, drove north in their three-year-old Chrysler convertible to search for a new home in Westchester’s suburbs. On the hourlong car ride from their apartment...
by Connie
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sarasota, Florida - MCM Listings
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

New link to this which was already listed in one of my previous posts. Still on the market.

Here is a Too sad it was so neglected. I hope the "personal touch" will not be a country kitchen.
by Connie
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sarasota, Florida - MCM Listings
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Some new East Coast listings:





- (recently restored by Martie Lieberman)

- (first listed more than two years ago for $3.7M).
by Connie
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glenview IL 1958 James Henneberg
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Beautiful. Don't miss the virtual tour.
by Connie
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bobby Darin's Hollywood home for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 3664

Yes, I feel the same. But I love the outside of the house, especially the front. The roof is exceptionel.
by Connie
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Midcentury home owner.
Replies: 25
Views: 3859

Awesome, absolutely awesome. I'm green with envy. Such a special house. Congrats! :cheers:
by Connie
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring on the Ceiling
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Just came across this story in the LA Times' Home & Garden section: http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-beitcher29mar29,1,7019442.story?coll=la-headlines-home&ctrack=1&cset=true Photo #5 says: "The kitchen features amber bamboo flooring — on the ceiling." I think it lo...

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