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by gwdiener
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA - Fixer!
Replies: 25
Views: 3184

A lot of the houses in PS are second homes, many being used as vacation rentals. Two masters is more appealing when renting to two couples. Also I've known of a lot of instances where friends go in on a house. Two masters can mean neither person gets the short end of the stick. I just saw a story on...
by gwdiener
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles (Sunset Strip) Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

I just noticed it is listed as an open house again this weekend with a 300k price reduction (to 6.2m)?
by gwdiener
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Frustration in Tustin
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Frustration in Tustin

He is showing people drawings of a one-story 1600sq ft stucco box but without the CC&Rs it could very well be a 3000sq ft 2-story stucco box. Unfortunately we had that exact experience. A longtime neighbor brought by drawings of a remodel/addition of their 1923 Spanish to accomodate their growi...
by gwdiener
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sherman Oaks, CA - Custom Edward H. Fickett, not on MLS
Replies: 17
Views: 4147

by gwdiener
Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: GE Wall Refrigerator Freezer?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2934

by gwdiener
Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Altadena, Ca. unique/modern, William Duquette AIA
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Despite having close friends living in Altadena, I never knew about the "tracks" until last year when my gym opened a location on the "wrong side of the tracks" last year and my trainer was transferred there. My experience had been dinner parties and lazy pool days at a restored ...
by gwdiener
Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles (Sunset Strip) Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Vidal Sassoon? He lives in an INCREDIBLE Hal Levitt just above Greystone. Yeah, I was kind of surprised too when she said the Sassoons because she specifically said they would live in it after a restoration. Their Levitt is amazing (and IMHO, in a better neighborhood). The thoughts that occurred to...
by gwdiener
Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles (Sunset Strip) Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Re: save the cliff may!

I tried emailing the broker and to let her know the gamble house just hosted a cliff may lecture and tour tomorrow. Her email didn't work (you'd think for the price she's asking she'd have a working email!). I think I may phone and leave a message. Maybe she should promote the cliff may thing and h...
by gwdiener
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mt Washington, CA - Tudor Meets Alexander
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

by gwdiener
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles (Sunset Strip) Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

I have my fingers crossed that the one "interested party" who wants to save it ends up with it. Rumor has it that interested party is Vidal Sassoon and his wife (she's the architectural buff). She supposedly pointed out all the flaws to the broker as they toured the house. I don't know any...
by gwdiener
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Desert Hot Springs, CA - Lautner Motel
Replies: 116
Views: 17649

I hadn't clicked on the link yet... I'm surprised the price is so low. I hope it goes to someone who wants to carry on Steve's vision.
by gwdiener
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Desert Hot Springs, CA - Lautner Motel
Replies: 116
Views: 17649

by gwdiener
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA 90027 Buff & Hensman
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

It's in a great neighborhood too. The lot is street to street (Los Franciscos to Los Encantos), and on the end of the block (next to Winona). So only one side of the property has a neighbor. Zillow says 1.1 but I'm guessing 2-3 million unless in terrible shape. I'm less than 2 miles away, maybe I ca...
by gwdiener
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles (Sunset Strip) Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

We saw it on Sunday. The broker said there are "interested parties" but they must not be to interested if it has apparently been on the market since November and she was sitting an open house. All but one of her "interested parties" would be tearing it down. The views are amazing...
by gwdiener
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hollywood Hills/Studio City, CA - Buff, Straub, & Hensma
Replies: 7
Views: 2917

Halverson #1 is open again today. Still at 1.44m. Still in need of much love. :cry:

by gwdiener
Sat Mar 17, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles (Sunset Strip) Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Los Angeles (Sunset Strip) Cliff May

Came across this on the MLS. First time on the market in 40 years. And it is an open house tomorrow (3/18/07). Can't believe they even mention "build a dream house" :roll: http://guests.themls.com/profile_page.cfm?recnum=317087 The Most Incredible View in Los Angeles is being offered for s...
by gwdiener
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA MCM with Butterfly Roof for $479,000
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

by gwdiener
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice european style cabinets
Replies: 27
Views: 3350

Here are a few more sketch-up views of our revised kitchen plan. the 18" dishwasher and a slightly smaller fridge made a world of difference in terms of actual cabinet space. I like it. Is there any way to shift the sink slightly to the left (facing it) and put the 18" dishwasher to the r...
by gwdiener
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs - Kaufman Desert House Sold?
Replies: 17
Views: 4117

Here's a recent article with interview with Kaufmann owner Beth Harris.

Confirms that the house will be sold. Also interesting that the later modifications to enclose the outdoor spaces were actually designed by William Cody.

by gwdiener
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA MCM with Butterfly Roof for $479,000
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

Terrazzo is such a great choice for flooring! I grew up in Florida were almost all homes in our area came standard with Terrazzo floors. They were indestructible, although very slippery when wet. Back then, most people couldn't wait to cover them with wall to wall carpeting. My sister had a house i...
by gwdiener
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA MCM with Butterfly Roof for $479,000
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

Re: Terrazzo Tile

I ordered the product directly from Wausau Tile since I needed a large quality.....M Modern Homes (at Racquet Club & Palm Canyon) carries this product as well as competing products. Thanks! I had come across Wausau's site but would like to see in person first. We'll probably do a direct order a...
by gwdiener
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs, CA MCM with Butterfly Roof for $479,000
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

We came and saw your house on Saturday. It is very nice. I had noticed the enclave of Alexanders on the other side of Vista Chino and assumed yours was in there. The mountain views are great! If I may ask, where did you find the terazzo tile? I'm looking for something like it to put in my house in P...
by gwdiener
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

I know only one Wright owner. He has a young family. He bought the house because it's a unique work I know of a home by another famous architect here in LA that was purchased by a young family a few years ago. There were some frantic calls to the previous owners when the new owners discovered that ...
by gwdiener
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

I've heard that FLW died penniless. Can anyone elaborate more on that story? I'm curious. I'm not the FLW fan in my family (my mom is) but I've been her chauffeur/partner in crime on enough FLW adventures to know that his life had lots of ups and downs. I wouldn't be surprised if he was broke. Ther...
by gwdiener
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice european style cabinets
Replies: 27
Views: 3350

If you explore the Venicia site more you will see that the Thermofoil finish is for the colored doors.. All the colored doors are Thermofoil but so are many of the "wood" doors listed. The site is a little misleading in it's descriptions. For example, there is a door listed as "natur...
by gwdiener
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

Perhaps I wasn't very clear in my post. I wasn't questioning the right of FLW homeowners to ask/expect a premium for their homes. I certainly believe homes by famous architects are worth more than a similar home by an unknown. My point was only that the list on that particular site should be taken w...
by gwdiener
Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice european style cabinets
Replies: 27
Views: 3350

My old Whirlpool had a silverware rack mounted to the door. Now that you mention it, ours had the silverware rack on the door too. I just didn't think it held much, nor did a very good job of cleaning. The house was only 3 years old when we bought it so the dishwasher was't even that old unless it ...
by gwdiener
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice european style cabinets
Replies: 27
Views: 3350

I'd have to 2nd that an 18" dishwasher is a PITA (although we didn't have a Miele so you should check it out). The guy who built our LA house apparently ran short of money and cut corners with a really cheap Home Depot kitchen including the 18" dishwasher. I don't remember the brand but I ...
by gwdiener
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3323

I used to read the SaveWright board but it was a bit....let's call it "unmoderated". :wink: If you watch the "Wright On The Market" page over time, you'll see some of those listings stay for literally years. Some posters on their message board have said that once you pay the fee ...
by gwdiener
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: SILVERLAKE, CA: NEUTRA OFFICES FOR SALE (3 units) $3,500,000
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

I thought the Ain sold but I may be wrong. It is very neat but not in a great location parking wise. I remember driving past at some point in the past year and the building had been tagged. :cry:

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