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by modfan
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Johnie's Broiler/Harvey's Broiler/Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Replies: 241
Views: 33603

Ya know

When they talk about this, it's really nothing new, watching Huell Howser's show about the Calif. missions you realize a lot them had been reconstructed several times, some have even moved to other locations I think. But I'll be by when they open. Now if they could only reopen Mearle's in Visalia.
by modfan
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Car dealerships
Replies: 53
Views: 3915

Well there's a small scale one

Like a 3/4 sized Safeway market-Richard Hibbard Chevrolet in Claremont. Oops just thought of another Weber & Cooper Lincoln Mercury (it's something else now-sadly) N. side of Holt Bl. at Mountain Ave. in Ontario. used to have a gold/yellow toned mosaic wall where the fountain(?) is now and raise...
by modfan
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The idea of "LottaLiving" started in California-
Replies: 19
Views: 763

Besides

Remember NYC went bankrupt.


and guess what it's still here!


Phoenix (the bird not the city) will rise again.
by modfan
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Orginal Eichler Plans now available for purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 395

The

first one or a close one to it was built in the 1000 Oaks tract. 2nd one might have been built with a different exterior design and/or was turned 90 degrees to the street so the garage and the hobby room were in the front and the entry was around the side of the house. The plan after that one (3rd) ...
by modfan
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The idea of "LottaLiving" started in California-
Replies: 19
Views: 763

sorry

my bad


It has to 'come back' 38 mil. people depend on it.



CA. been thru something like this b4 and it's still here.
by modfan
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The idea of "LottaLiving" started in California-
Replies: 19
Views: 763

might go beyond the scope of this board

But this may be a dilemma for any state or freely elected democratic civil government. The electorate and the elected are not being honest about the connection between the taxes that are paid and the government services received, the electorate is somewhat clueless and disinterested and the elected ...
by modfan
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Rummer 'remodel' in April Issue of Dwell (success/failure?)
Replies: 26
Views: 1460

I like it

But yup there is all that white but then again with a kid in the house, ya just know they are gonna think about painting some white surfaces other colors, and get some more kid friendly furniture---wonder how long that white sofa will be a white sofa until the kid makes em decide to recover it in so...
by modfan
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 557,000 miles, original owner '64 Comet
Replies: 4
Views: 294

64 Comet

"If that Caliente badge goes -- if it gets corroded, or comes loose -- I was wondering if she could get another one," Hardie says. Well there's always the internet. I noticed in High School in the very early 70's a lotta girls had vintage 60-63 Comets....and my aunt and uncle owned a 60 s...
by modfan
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman 1910-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

scottkaycee

What a great story of a memory of your encounter with Julius.
by modfan
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a Realtor's definition of obsolete as applied to homes-
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

I kinda get the sense

that Ardell is from that school

that like some talking head on the 'Today' show talkin bout real estate

sez 'everyone wants to live in storybook house with the picket fence' (paraphrased)



EXCUSE ME....I don't think so.
by modfan
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Case Study House No. 22 -- the Stahl house
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Well there was no

Prohibition on the modernism tour I took a couple years back.
Everyone was taking pics. Carlotta Stahl and her daughter were a most gracious host.
by modfan
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silver Lake, CA 1930s gas station for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

I pass by there

frequently

With the real estate bust and all that that goes with it, it's now a vacant lot.
by modfan
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Original two story Eichlers in Palo Alto?
Replies: 5
Views: 403

You can see them

On google maps street view, put in Yorktown Dr. San Mateo Ca. The 2 story units are where the street divides with a median. also Torreya Ct. (end of cul de sac) Palo Alto Ca. and Amber Ct. San Francisco (some are attached units) and close to that are some of his multifamily townhome projects. I thin...
by modfan
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: OUR NEW HOME FT. WORTH TEXAS
Replies: 38
Views: 2640

Cool house!

Wow. You got a GEM!
Seems to me you don't need to change too much.
So.... are there electric receptacle outlets in the floor of the living room for putting lamps and such in the middle of the room and not having to trip on cords?
by modfan
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 1964 World's Fair Ford Pavilion Pics
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Hmmm

Well my memory is corrected... I thought it was the 63-64 world's fair but it's 64-65. I remember being there but it was before the 65 Ford Mo. Co. cars were introduced. Didn't tour the building cause as per the pics the lines were llloooonnnngggg (as with just about every other major attraction the...
by modfan
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LaCanada Flintridge, CA--post & beam home--For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Great house

But crappy description selling job, whoever listed it shoulda known better.
I guess they figured whether it's relevant or not put certain key words in
(like Eichler) so that it turns up on the applicable Google search. Seems to me just skirts the edge of deceptive advertising.
by modfan
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 11953

So......

This can't be the last word can it? Yup it'll be private again but what exactly are the deeds and restrictions on it anyway? Can't they work it out where it's owned like it is now and they 'rent it out' like they other comment posted film a Octomom or a J&K &+8 to raise some revenue.... I me...
by modfan
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: what street is Bob Hope's Bachelor in Paradise on?
Replies: 4
Views: 340

There's

Other postings on here, those 'experts' are probably astute enough to find the URL's for ya. Basically I think it's the Woodland West homes or similar.
by modfan
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Can MCMs be "Craftsman" Homes?
Replies: 49
Views: 1351

Well

Weren't 'Craftsmans' 'Modern' in their 'heyday'.
We only call them 'Craftsman' when look back historically.
by modfan
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 2266

bad part is

All those rooms are divvied up so they are essentially useless--really really bad planning, can't furnish them decently or put your furniture in multiple configs--too many doorways so the room is a giant hallway
I've seen that SOOO MAAANNNYYY times....it's a big waste of space.
by modfan
Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tomorrowland 1967
Replies: 11
Views: 681

I went

To the 63-64 NY World's fair but didn't go on many of the rides, the lines were soooo loooong. But I do remember the IBM Egg, the large engine of Chrysler, GM Futurama and Ford's where you rode in 64 Fords thru the attraction.
by modfan
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tomorrowland 1967
Replies: 11
Views: 681

re:

Wow. I assume the Carousel of Progress is no longer there...? A theater in which the stages stand still, and the audience gets rotated around them. Has there ever been any other theater like that? I think Disneyworld Orlando still has it. but I haven't been there in ages, so rides coulda changed. E...
by modfan
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 2266

comment regarding dining rooms

Regarding the comment about unusable dining rooms I never understood now why there is a 'formal' dining room and a breakfast room. Seems to me to really stretch living space one should have at least a room sized dining area (and my bias is that it always have a window, be right next to a kitchen an...
by modfan
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Leo Marmol wants ME!
Replies: 11
Views: 677

but

it's so DARK!
by modfan
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: nothing wrong with "porches"-
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Yup

Those 'vestigial' porches aren't very useful they aren't very deep so putting 'outdoor furniture' on em is moot. But a deep one with a porch swing, that is nice. My grandma's house was that way and our house when we first moved to Claremont had one too.
by modfan
Sun May 31, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Michelle Kaufmann's green/modern prefab co. bites the dust
Replies: 24
Views: 1958

Ive seen many

of those proposals for frame and then modules put on them several times in the past but I have never seen one built yet. There was a pretty wild one proposed for the Venice Beach area.
by modfan
Sun May 31, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Michelle Kaufmann's green/modern prefab co. bites the dust
Replies: 24
Views: 1958

Modular

homes can be put on a lot but the restrictions are per local code. In Riverside county they permit them on lots in many places there are many own your own 'mobile home' parks. And I have noticed on several scattered lots across Los Angeles 'modular' homes have been placed there. Before I got out of ...
by modfan
Mon May 25, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eames House
Replies: 10
Views: 672

great

PS pics.

I'm actually driving thru the STL area on Tue. en route to INDY, where are the best modern neighborhoods to at least get a brief look at?
by modfan
Mon May 25, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mon Oncle house
Replies: 3
Views: 336

I rented it

On Netflix. Dont forget to check out the 56 Chevy in Pink, Purple and Green.

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