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by egads
Tue May 07, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Studio City, CA. Carl Maston, 1958. $1,995,000
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

by egads
Tue May 07, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 14895

by egads
Tue May 07, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Studio City, CA. Carl Maston, 1958. $1,995,000
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

by egads
Mon May 06, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mid Century Gem Just Listed in La Canada, CA
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

by egads
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern housing designs vs children
Replies: 10
Views: 8494

This discussion reminds me of being on a MAK tour at Case Study house 22: http://www.stahlhouse.com/ Someone asked Mrs Stahl about bringing up kids right next to a steep cliff. She said "Oh we told them to stay away and they did." In fact her daughter and granddaughter were living with her...
by egads
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What Are These Walls?
Replies: 2
Views: 3254

First of all, here's a link without the img markers so it's easy to click: https://picasaweb.google.com/113854447989361645932/April72013?authuser=0&feat=directlink Posting images on message boards is not easy anymore, so if you don't have an entire afternoon to figure it out, just post a link we...
by egads
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: MCM books recommendations wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 6050

I don't have the second Atomic Ranch book, but it is focused on interiors rather than whole houses. I do think the Russell Wright reprint they sell on their books page would be a good resource. http://www.atomic-ranch.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 Also, you might keep an eye out on...
by egads
Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finally, exposing the beautiful hidden VCT tile
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

Now the next thing you need to know: use a neutral cleaner when mopping. Detergents will break down the wax (well probably acrylic floor finish in this case) In fact, you will be amazed at how much just plain water will clean. Do what you can to limit the amount of grit that gets tracked in, that al...
by egads
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: SAN DIEGO/BALBOA PARK,CA:: IRVING J. GILL c. 1905 $1,395,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1961

Let's try that link without the img tags:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhom ... 9395-30960
by egads
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finally, exposing the beautiful hidden VCT tile
Replies: 9
Views: 3495

I would say the gap does have to do with the humidity, not only from climate, but also from having the carpets cleaned. A lot of wet stayed down there for a while after cleaning. And yes you should probably not worry about it.
by egads
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 6469

Renovation, considering this house seems to be a the frozen north may be the best idea. But as sdmod says, restoration is making a place look dated. The date just happens to be when it was built. To renovate and make it look restored takes cleverness. I have seen it done, in some cases with very fam...
by egads
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 6469

One of the reasons I suggested cork plank (that I never mentioned) was that usually the planks are 1X2' each with a pair of 12X12 squares on each. When laid it will look less like plank than some wood plank does. When using floating plank flooring it's best to choose a product that hides the seams. ...
by egads
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mahogany paneled walls - how to?
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

Well, I might suggest that you work with the existing stud spacing. Three foot sections will not line up with anything. 32" maybe. Just how wide are the spaces you need to cover? Find and mark the studs and decide how to space them that way. If you use 1/4" panels you will save enough to h...
by egads
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 6469

You asked why and got an answer that was mostly general and certainly not a personal attack. Calm down. Many of us don't even remember some of the stuff posted in the "101 ways to screw up a MCM home" It's not exactly an active thread. In fact, this whole board is not very active right now...
by egads
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 6469

I don't really have time to address all of your points right now, but I didn't want you to feel neglected.....And welcome by they way. One of the better floating floors for a MCM would be the cork one. We have had a member here put a floating one in. I see nothing wrong with that. I think the main o...
by egads
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Bel Air, LA, CA. Rodney Walker, 1952. $1,450,000
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

Good to know Midcentury Mod, we will try to not be so hard on you for not searching the previous posts. I would not want to discourage anyone from posting. Although at a mil +, we are mostly looky loos.

scowsa, is it not unbelievable how bad most listing photos are?
by egads
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - $2,195,000 mid-century post & beam $2.
Replies: 4
Views: 2757

You agents (or are they bots now?) need to search before posting. This one has been post three times I think.
by egads
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: North Hills,CA: Post & Beam
Replies: 2
Views: 2056

That link didn't work.
by egads
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: West Hills,CA: Architectural
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

If the seller wanted a quick sale perhaps not renovating with a fake Home Depot Tuscan look in materials might have helped.
by egads
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sherman Oaks, CA - $669k - Designed by Richard Neutra
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

As a "fixed up" modern house in Sherman Oaks it's not bad. A Neutra it's not and never was. It is not listed in Appendix B of Thomas Hines book: Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture. At least not in my 1982 edition. It could be related by being by his son or someone else w...
by egads
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Floor transitions
Replies: 1
Views: 1779

Is there a thickness difference? I'd start Googling. I found this for instance entering flooring transition strips: http://www.installerstore.com/Johnsonite-Vinyl-Transition-Strips.html When I laid my VCT floor I went to a local flooring installer supply to get the mastic and some really high qualit...
by egads
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Restoring a Slate Floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 3514

I might try a product from theses guys: http://www.franmar.com/ I used their mastic remover on my floors. Really non toxic, low odor. They do show a paint remover. There are also new products available at HD/Lowes like places based on orange oil. Those are still nasty in terms of burning skin if use...
by egads
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pacific Palisades, CA -- A. Quincy Jones -- $5.3M
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

by egads
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mahogany paneled walls - how to?
Replies: 6
Views: 4644

I have an original wall of paneling in my 1954 rancho. The 4' wide sheets are nailed, about 12" on center vertically. The nail (brads really) are sunk slightly and a color matched filler is used. Always apply your finish and then fill to keep the filler from getting into the wood grain around t...
by egads
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Favourite Loungin Bachelor Pad Movies
Replies: 7
Views: 6468

Is there an echo in here?
by egads
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 9677

Luck of the Ming Green! Here's some advise: Get a Korky Quiet fill valve and a flapper that is adjustable. (there are ones that have a sort of dial on top) With these two things and some fiddling, you can make the old toilet very close to a new low flow one. If one needs a longer flush sometimes :ro...
by egads
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Electric Radiant Heating & THermostat HELP NeeDeD!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6052

A little Googling shows that the next generation of the Nest does handle multistage heating and cooling. If it is installed by a Nest Pro, it can also control variable speed fans that the new systems have.

http://support.nest.com/article/How-doe ... nd-cooling
by egads
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Electric Radiant Heating & THermostat HELP NeeDeD!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6052

It is, but it's not going to work with electric resistance heat. One needs a stat that actually controls the load. The nest controls a furnace & A/C with low voltage control wiring. (the sort of system johnnyapollo suggests bitting the bullet to install)
by egads
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Electric Radiant Heating & THermostat HELP NeeDeD!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6052

I'd look into getting somthing like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016J2CYQ/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001W79AE2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0343CSVY2HHS0A6AMEV7 You really need a qualified electrician. One ne...

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