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by morbank
Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: prep for tile floor removal
Replies: 43
Views: 6849

part of my f'n livingroom, f'n diningroom, and f'n kitchen has f'n ceramic tile over the original tiles. so I am f'n hopen they are not a biatch coming up. how's that for creative cussing? :wink: our bathroom ceramic tile was glued over slab and not the vct tiles so hopefully your ceramic tiles wil...
by morbank
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Camarillo, Mid-Century Modern with Amazing Views!
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

by morbank
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Agoura Hills, Ca. - 1969 Airstream SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

by morbank
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: prep for tile floor removal
Replies: 43
Views: 6849

by morbank
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: prep for tile floor removal
Replies: 43
Views: 6849

Morbank, I'm so jealous! Our tiles were so brittle and stubborn. There is no way we could scrap anything with them. And none of them were willing to pop up. You lucky dog. Well, there WAS orange shag carpet & foam padding throughout that was soaked in dog pee for who knows how long....maybe tha...
by morbank
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: prep for tile floor removal
Replies: 43
Views: 6849

interesting stories here....it took me about 2 hrs to pop off 1500 sq. ft of 8x8 tile. 1964 house. That typical black masticky stuff. No area was harder than the other. We used the $20 3 ft. tall iron (?) black spatula thingy. You pry open a tile or two by hand. Then you plant yourself, put one palm...
by morbank
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Granada Hills, CA - Iconic Eichler For Sale
Replies: 41
Views: 17188

My neighbors down the street moved into an Eichler that had a brick kitchen right out of Round table Pizza. Amazing. Maybe the realtor would prefer to sell their house. here's her comment: http://www.lottaliving.com/gallery/residential_eichler_to/IMG_1510 BTW, I am already calling as many friends as...
by morbank
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Granada Hills, CA - Iconic Eichler For Sale
Replies: 41
Views: 17188

Futura Girl~ The original Kitchen in our Eichler was my favorite feature (after the Atrium of course!). I loved the sliding cabinets and stainless Thermador appliances circa '62. *** I posted a picture of my original kitchen in the gallery and main real estate "eichler" agent in T.O. commented that...
by morbank
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pools for Modern Living (Morbank's suggestion)
Replies: 13
Views: 2121

Okay--finally. here's a picture of the weird shaped pool I've been describing. Ugly, huh??? 1967. This is a side view of the pool. In the background of this picture now stands a green lawn with a children's playset. And there is a ghastly looking black mesh fence all around the pool. But besides tha...
by morbank
Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Atomic Ranch
Replies: 46
Views: 10802

my friend's parent's deck is wooden all the way around the pool! i forgot about that. it has bubbled and warped with age but it is still a very beatiful treatment. My pool is situated so close to the house that I think the entire concrete area in the yard would have to be wood. I wonder how that wou...
by morbank
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Atomic Ranch
Replies: 46
Views: 10802

kinda like a boomerang with the ends cut off

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by morbank
Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Atomic Ranch
Replies: 46
Views: 10802

I was just thinking about how dumb looking my pool was....it is a trapezoid in a kidney shape. The coping is this really rough flagstone that could split a chin or dent a skull at any inch along the pool. Perhaps SDR makes a good point about its organic relationship to the garden---that was the poin...
by morbank
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Before and After Photos of my Palmer & Krisel
Replies: 58
Views: 23721

Well, that's what we did. What is the reason for not being able to do glass there? Low E rating? I think it's a safety issue---I remember that the Eichlers that were made a few years after ours with the same layout had to have their windows a foot off the ground. I guess sliders are different? Even...
by morbank
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Before and After Photos of my Palmer & Krisel
Replies: 58
Views: 23721

Argggg!!! I'm so jealous! I want to do all of that to my house!! We live in an original Eichler, which is already amazing. Whoever thought ORIGINAL could be a good and bad thing. But it is. We have so much work to do to the house. Chimay, I'm specifically interested in the glass application to the b...
by morbank
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: and the landscaping begins....
Replies: 82
Views: 13199

aaahhh---i remember the days of careless cd purchases and restaurant dining....no more! Camarillo is probably about 1 hour's drive from Sunland? I suspect it is 70 miles or so. The 118 is a great drive, beautiful....don't take the 101! I'm very much looking forward to when we will be able to relands...
by morbank
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: and the landscaping begins....
Replies: 82
Views: 13199

Wow--Tiki. I remember you starting a thread long ago and we all jumped down your throat for not painting the house first. It is amazing!! It looks so much better than the house colors you had before. What a great choice. Your landscaping is looking beautiful, too. I hope over time everything becomes...
by morbank
Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Custom Yellow Tile
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

I found unglazed tiles at Home Depot a couple of years ago and I glazed them myself and my sister-in-law fired it in her kiln for me. We also recently went to a really stupid paint-your-own pottery crap class at a large studio in Oxnard, and I thought I saw tiles there. Maybe you can find the right ...
by morbank
Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring Design Question
Replies: 47
Views: 7367

I think those tiles are wonderful--because they show age. I love that! I would take a chipped scratched MCM coffeetable before I would settle on a newer remake. The color is so rich, deep; there are crevices and chips and it justs brings maturity to the home. I think hardwood would not clash as long...
by morbank
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16705

At Tikiyaki's expense this sure is fun! Here's my rendition with a very faded green/grey color, though the grey on the trim now looks too cold, not warm enough...fun! http://homepage.mac.com/morrows/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2005-04-02%2010.27.08%20-0800/Image-C4648496A3A411D9.jpg
by morbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16705

Well, I'm leaning more towards the lighter shades for your house rather than the darker ones. The dark brown "photoshopped" version you posted looked really nice but there is a house in my neighborhood like this and it is very dark. the landscaping is almost nonexistent in front of it. I posted 2 pi...
by morbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16705

Yes, the pantone system is still used widely. However, old pantone chips don't match new pantone chips, and the same color looks different on various media. What it really comes down to, despite what we all say, is that you have to decide on your color scheme once the colors have been sample rolled ...
by morbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16705

SDR: Actually, the beams were white before we painted them. We looked into sanding the beams down to the natural wood and then staining it black. We just couldn't afford the time or the money to do so. Anyhow, like you said, the sun has definitely affected the color of the black. And if you look clo...
by morbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16705

[quote="SDR"]Flat black is probably a poor choice for exterior trim, as it has far less ability to withstand weathering than does a gloss version of that (or any) color. Gloss black is what you will find, both in Asia and on Shingle Style East Coast tradional work. Flat black will fairly s...
by morbank
Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: TIME TO LANDSCAPE - NEED HELP !
Replies: 92
Views: 16705

Forgive me if I repeat anything--I browsed through all of the posts. I agree one should paint the house before planting. The color of the house can surprisingly have much effect on the plants you choose, especially if the plants end up having any specific color. Since your house definitely has the a...
by morbank
Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Home Prices - will they crash and burn????
Replies: 27
Views: 7342

My husband loves pink too! er,...what were we talking about? Oh yes, rising values in homes. I just received notice from a realtor that an Eichler in my neighborhood sold before it hit the MLS with an asking price of $850K. It doesn't mean that it sold for that but if it sold that quickly the sellin...
by morbank
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Neutra Lamp?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

sdr--
no, it's designed to be hung on the ceiling. The weight is like a cantilever (?)--you know, you pull the weight (looks like a huge fishing teardrop lead weight) and the lamp raises. Or you let the weight up and the lamp comes down. It's really cool--hope I can find it!
by morbank
Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Granada Hills, CA - Eichler in Balboa for sale
Replies: 19
Views: 4747

by morbank
Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Neutra Lamp?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

A little more info.....I guess this is a lamp that was found in at least one Frank Lloyd Wright house if not more....I don't know if that means Wright chose the lamp for his house or what. Anyhow, my husband is pretty sure it is pictured in an architecture book, though of course that's another thing...
by morbank
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Neutra Lamp?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Neutra Lamp?

We have in storage what I believe is a Richard Neutra Lamp. He did design things besides houses, didn't he? This lamp is designed to be a hanging reading lamp, with a weight on one end that you can pull or let go in order to lower or raise the lamp. Is brass and has concentric rings with a light shi...
by morbank
Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Are knock-off furniture pieces okay?
Replies: 45
Views: 13321


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