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by egads
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA Mid-Century Vacation Home $549,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

This photo too big, listing photos too small.
by egads
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Newbie, Intro
Replies: 37
Views: 24582

The mass of brick and the too small (and too few) windows.
by egads
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Newbie, Intro
Replies: 37
Views: 24582

What sdr shows brings up the roots of both your house and modernism itself, The Prairie style, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright and much imitated. What makes yours Prairie is the hip roof (no gables) and the brick. What would make it more Prairie is add horizontal elements. I realize what you l...
by egads
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Newbie, Intro
Replies: 37
Views: 24582

Some of what sdr points out does back up what Van & I are trying to tell you: this place needs more not less. The sculptural quality of a true MCM, all sleek and horizontal is set off well with minimalist landscaping. (think Palm Springs) This is a very traditional box that will look much better...
by egads
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Newbie, Intro
Replies: 37
Views: 24582

Actually, the planting space needs to be wider. Moving the sidewalk out would be my plan. One should avoid planting too close to a house. My ideal (given restraints) is a 4 foot wide bed that one plants in the middle of. This gives plants room to grow and still allows one to access the house for mai...
by egads
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gutter Help For Flat Roof Carport
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

Home Depot is the enemy of MCM!
by egads
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gutter Help For Flat Roof Carport
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

Just stress that you really don't want that ogee shape. You may have to replace the one on the side as well. In fact it would be nice to get rid of the upper one as well. But budgets being what they are, it might have to wait. As to flashing: What is usually done up against a house when a lower roof...
by egads
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gutter Help For Flat Roof Carport
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

Well, the root of the problem here is water getting into the double door storage area shown in the last photo. Seems like the flashing at the house is probably an issue. While one can direct a gentile rain, a downpour or snow & ice build up against the house is probably an issue. I have a simila...
by egads
Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gutter Help For Flat Roof Carport
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

Yes a box gutter is exactly what you want. You either have to have one made by a sheet metal shop or try to find a seamless gutter person that has a jig that makes that profile. I once had some box gutters made and the downside is that you have to prime and paint them. The upside is that they will b...
by egads
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tujunga, CA. Koenig Scott House for Sale $549K
Replies: 6
Views: 3386

I'm not sure it ever actually sold. The stats at bottom of the Redfin page do not show previous sales, just listing, price reduction, expired listing. So perhaps the reported sale fell though. A lot do.
by egads
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a 1957 post and beam in Palos Verdes
Replies: 5
Views: 7223

Wow. Some of us have a less than 1500 square foot version of this with original tract house features. This one is custom with all those built ins. Love the light trays. Hate the shutters in the clearstory. I wonder if they are an addition by the second owner? Just remember our first rule: live in it...
by egads
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Will he let you take photos? Then we can pick it apart :wink: (perhaps there are photos on the architect's website?) In any case you can do what you want. It's not like the original was by someone famous or completely unique in some way. It's just that around here we tend to like the charm of the or...
by egads
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Molding & Trim In My 1960 House
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

There are ceiling fans that can work. They just need to be plain. Even if plain means it is very slick & brushed nickel. But one that looks like it was once spinning over the vegetable section of an old market is even better. Plain white or plain black. Never with a light. (that said, there is o...
by egads
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Molding & Trim In My 1960 House
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

I'm sorry this place is not more active. It used to be before the housing meltdown. Folks either lost their houses or had the wind taken out of their sails. For some photos you might want to look through this thread: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7888 Some sites are dead, some photo ...
by egads
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Oh why o why did they not just add insulation and just drywall the whole ceiling over the beams and all. That would make reversal much easier. It also would have achieved their goal much better. This really a re-muddle. It will take a lot of work to restore. Do keep in mind that the wall between the...
by egads
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What style home is this exactly?
Replies: 26
Views: 12143

Well, your photoshop shows the exterior brick color changed, that might be where johnnyapollo got the idea you may be contemplating that. It sounds like it will be a heap of work to undo the changes, but doable and worth it if you can get it cheap enough. There probably aren't that many MCM houses t...
by egads
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Molding & Trim In My 1960 House
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

If there is a door, the paint color in the room the door opens into goes to the inside of the stop. The stop and the rest of the jam are the other color. One uses that line at the stop to cut one color against the other. If the opening is just jam with no door, you would use, for instance, the hall ...
by egads
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bathrooms - tiled walls with non-tiled floors
Replies: 5
Views: 6090

It's all about the transitions. A lot of linoleum floors of the period had the flooring coved up to a metal strip. Joe's bath does not have tiled walls, the photos show the shower. The tiles facing the shower curb meet the VCT flooring. In my bath there is a terrazzo shower pan meeting the floor. (t...
by egads
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Molding & Trim In My 1960 House
Replies: 12
Views: 8643

I'm going to vote for having the trim the same color as the walls. It's all about blend vs pop. While the current fashion may be having dark walls with white trim, modern was all about less is more. All interior design is about focal points, what draws your eye. A modern house should be focused on t...
by egads
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Virgin 1954 MCM resurrected as Franken-house
Replies: 1
Views: 4247

No you are not alone. It happens in a more limited way in my neighborhood of Cliff Mays. Too much Dwell, not enough Atomic Ranch. The money make the finishes better. You should see what happens when Home Depot is the primary source.....
by egads
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New entry door
Replies: 4
Views: 5936

A solid flat door is not hard to come by, but one has to cut and install the windows. I think Crestwood has window kits. Most solid core doors have particle board cores. It is possible to get them with glued up blocks of wood as a core. That is called Stave core. The plain flat door type is called F...
by egads
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Closets - Switching the Opening to Opposite Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 6128

The floor plans are not all alike. I do have a hall leading to the master, the closet faces the hall and acts as master closet overflow. (and some pantry storage as the previous owner added shelving) While removing the closet completely, leaving only (in my model) the furnace & water heater may ...
by egads
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Closets - Switching the Opening to Opposite Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 6128

You could absolutely do that. the wonder of the Cliff Mays is that, as long as you don't mess with the posts & beams set on 64" centers, or the tie beams across, you can change anything around you want.
by egads
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: How do y'all transport furniture for (semi) long distances?
Replies: 6
Views: 5738

Try Enterprise. They rent trucks and cargo vans. I could not find out the rates as they tend to vary by location. I suggest going online and "start a reservation" to get some idea of cost. I rented a cargo van several years ago and it was about $60.-$80 @ day with no mileage charge. (when ...
by egads
Wed May 15, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Deilcraft dining table
Replies: 5
Views: 4525

But do you have a credenza/sideboard?
by egads
Wed May 15, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: 1950s silvertone Radio Phonograph
Replies: 3
Views: 4046

Sienna is in Long Beach.

Fred Stone in Orange, CA from this list looks promising:

http://www.californiahistoricalradio.co ... directory/

Here's a list from a local (Westminster) old radio club:

http://www.antiqueradios.org/local_repair.html

Good Luck!
by egads
Fri May 10, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sherman Oaks, CA. new Buff & Hensman listing. $1,297,000
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

A windowless room cannot be a bedroom as there is no emergency exit. The drop ceiling probably covers stuff that has to stay accessible. It's basically a basement. It may have even originally been unfinished space.
by egads
Thu May 09, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, CA. Adrian Wilson, A.I.A. 1954. $1,800,000
Replies: 3
Views: 2788

I ended up reading the whole issue!
by egads
Wed May 08, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 12549

Is there something wrong with an heir, also an architect, making money off of his father's designs? I see nothing wrong with making money. I like doing it. It is, in fact, essential. And no custom, one off, house is ever cheap, even if small and modest. Now once (if) anyone buys one of these plans a...

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