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by Connie
Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: reading material
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Is William Morgan considred part of the group? I just found this thread by searching for William Morgan. So, it's a rather late answer ... William Morgan was not at the Sarasota School of Architecture (a "style" I adore, btw). He studied at Harvard under Gropius and later Jose Luis Sert. He was emp...
by Connie
Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen & bath inspiration
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

I always wonder whether there is a law that U.S. kitchen walls have to have floral patterns … :wink: Kitchen counters – maybe formica, same color as the tile? http://www.formica.com/publish/site/na/us/en/index/laminate/colors_collections/color_portfolio.pos.8.html I wouldn’t wallpaper the bath...
by Connie
Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May homes in Novato
Replies: 31
Views: 7613

Thanks to Google Earth:

Image

:cheers:
by Connie
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Apartment floor
Replies: 15
Views: 3733

Aren't the DWR floors epoxy? They look almost too seamless to be VCT or linoleum, no?
by Connie
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sarasota Modern Home Tour (Pics!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Wow - I'd like to have a tour with Martie Lieberman as well, she's one the outstanding modern realtors and always has wonderful listings. Several were included in the tour! From the Realtor database I know home #6, built in 2000 - it's a bayfront home, listed for $4,865,000 in 2004 and sold (or was ...
by Connie
Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silverlake, CA - One Of Gregory Ain's Avenal Apartments
Replies: 26
Views: 7428

If SDR wanted to direct us to his yahoo album, please click . It works - at least when I try it. :?

Connie
by Connie
Mon Nov 28, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

I’m pretty sure that the free version does not have a trial period … I have the free version since several months, it is free. But it is not 100% precise. When you search for a special address, the marker always sits on a neighbor's property. Never met anyone who isn't impressed by Google Earth...
by Connie
Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA - Condo Lust?
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

OMG - that's the most beautiful condo I've ever seen! And there is another one ... same price range: http://www.desertareamls.com/scripts/mg ... EAIQ%3D%3D

They really have great condos in PS. :cheers:
by Connie
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathroom Vanities etc
Replies: 34
Views: 29620

I've been searching the web for vanities as well, but there isn't much on the market that matches our taste. Most of them look as if they were made for Louis XIV :roll: , the very few sleek ones are extremely expensive. Personally, I came to the conclusion that 1) if become rich somehow (not very li...
by Connie
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: nicely updated eichler, unique site
Replies: 35
Views: 10783

I'm an huge fan of Ludwig Mies and his "less is more" thesis. A beautiful place doesn't need ornaments, and every single superfluous detail distracts from the structure itself. The Eichler of this thread looks extremely nice to me, including the furniture. The overall simplicity pleases my eyes. Pol...
by Connie
Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena, Ca...Nyberg & Bissner
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

What a great home! I often wonder what goes on in the owner's minds ... hardly ever seen an architecture/ furniture mismatch like this. It really hurts.

Connie
by Connie
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: remember the days when things were cheap...
Replies: 4
Views: 1873

I just had a look at the virtual tour - great home and beautiful kitchen! Are those wooden counters? How are they in everyday's wear and tear?

Connie
by Connie
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Completed Cliff May Glass (Mistlite) Wall
Replies: 11
Views: 2206

It looks absolutely phantastic, and very finely done as well!

Connie
by Connie
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pictures of my home-your thoughts?
Replies: 35
Views: 9296

Yes, I have to agree. Although smaller (?) than the Gropius building below, Pauline's house looks very much like the 1920s Bauhaus homes: http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/41/1063141/400_3636396230326564.jpg Pure buildings, open floorplans, and very simple materials were chosen to support the ...
by Connie
Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: taking on too much or just anxious to get it down right
Replies: 19
Views: 4633

I couldn't find a thread about it, so I ask my question here: Is there a "what to do first ..." list when you renovate a house? 1) you may want to live in it for a while and "listen"; 2) decide what to do; 3) choose materials etc (and contractors, if necessary). And then? If almost everything IN the...
by Connie
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: anyone know of any cool prefab houses?
Replies: 31
Views: 5712

They normally need more than one truck, especially when building a huge house like this one. HUF has won the British National Homebuilder Design Award several times, the building process was on some TV shows there as well. I agree with Joe - the single story homes are especially beautiful. Unfortuna...
by Connie
Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: anyone know of any cool prefab houses?
Replies: 31
Views: 5712

connie: what's the name of the company who's home is in the bottom photo? It's HUF-Haus , they are building great (but expensive) houses, every detail is just perfect. Most of them are 2 story homes. But there are also other companies building very similar homes. For those who don't want to navigat...
by Connie
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: anyone know of any cool prefab houses?
Replies: 31
Views: 5712

This doesn't help neonchromium, but it may be of general interest? Prefab homes become more and more attractive over here. Other than mentioned by Chimay, the companies don't build whole neighborhoods. Instead there are exhibitions of model prefab homes of many different builders throughout the coun...
by Connie
Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modular wall panels
Replies: 8
Views: 3062

They look cool - but I always wonder whether even a single wall may be "too much" after some time ...

The most comprehensive site I bookmarked on wall panels and other architectural elements is . Any experience with their products?

Connie
by Connie
Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of cool Eichler photos
Replies: 3
Views: 1111

Yes, the photos are great. For all of those who can't see them: http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/41/1063141/1280_3766336133386636.jpg http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/41/1063141/1280_3735373332613532.jpg http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/41/1063141/1280_6139333439633830.jpg http:...
by Connie
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Re-thinking the McMansion ?
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Re: Re-thinking the McMansion ?

But those looks appear to be losing some ground to a style that harks back only to the mid-20th century, with flat roofs, generous overhangs and large glass walls. Modernist houses stress connections between indoors and outdoors. Well-designed terraces, architects say, expand livable space, without...
by Connie
Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fighting the battle of the bungalow
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Fighting the battle of the bungalow

New York Times, September 30, 2005 By JULIA LAWLOR Soon after Brian and Barbara Illencik bought their ranch house in the seaside resort of Ocean City, N.J., in the mid-1990's, they started a nightly ritual: "We used to sit on the back porch and wait for the moon to go across the horizon," Mr. Illenc...
by Connie
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Shower door
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Jamal posted a photo of his bathroom in the "bathroom ideas" thread: http://home.comcast.net/~jhameedi/mbroomsmall.JPG I like that almost invisible shower door. These custom made solutions tend to be rather expensive -- at least over here -- but they are beautiful, durable and nearly maintenance fre...
by Connie
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: what do people think about scraping and starting over?
Replies: 21
Views: 4610

Restauration is the first choice. But when a house is in such a terrible condition that most of its components have to be replaced -- is that a restauration or a rebuilt? A question of percentage?

Connie
by Connie
Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Patio Furntiure
Replies: 46
Views: 17736

by Connie
Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Patio Furntiure
Replies: 46
Views: 17736

I forgot to mention: We're looking for new modern. Not vintage. I have to admit that I don't like most of the vintage patio stuff. It somehow reminds me of my childhood. :? So, searching the web for modern outdoor furniture I found Casuali.com. They have several real sleek but non-midcentury Collec...
by Connie
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "This Old House" Goes Modern
Replies: 67
Views: 31570

It still works fine with me ... Just tried and looked at today's front pictures, and the slide show stopped at 3 p.m., as expected, because it's 9 p.m. over here - 6 hours ahead of EST. When you click on the web-cam link and then on " take a look at our time-lapse archive " under the main picture .....
by Connie
Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nashville TN mid-century modern...
Replies: 21
Views: 4919

Robb, I've never seen decorative beams that didn't appear like -- well, just decorative beams. Making them look like an essential part of the structure is almost impossible. Study the Eichlers and all the other original MCMs over and over again. Take your time, let it all sink in. I'm sure that in t...
by Connie
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: terazzo shower pan
Replies: 3
Views: 1272


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