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by home_boy
Mon May 21, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sandblasting exterior of Cliff May??
Replies: 26
Views: 2404

Have you thought about flipping the boards and battens? The guy from whom we bought our Cliff May house carefully removed each board and batten, flipped them over to expose the unweathered and unpainted surfaces, and put them back up. It never would have occurred to me to do this so I'm offering it ...
by home_boy
Wed May 09, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10878

Found more Cliff Mays in Orange County in a sketchy part of Costa Mesa. They are on Center Street, between Pomona Ave and Wallace Ave. Hey, you're good, mr. and mrs. meow! You're always finding something. Here's a Virtual Earth aerial: http://www.csupomona.edu/~jelerma/cliffmay/cm_costa_mesa.jpg It...
by home_boy
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Opinions Vs. Opinions on Lotta Living
Replies: 31
Views: 17220

by home_boy
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Opinions Vs. Opinions on Lotta Living
Replies: 31
Views: 17220

Thank you for sharing your views. Now I will remind you of the Registration Agreement regarding "free speech" on this site, which is standard for all online forums. "You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close...
by home_boy
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern fountains
Replies: 25
Views: 2715

Re: Funny you should mention fountains...

... The housemartin house doesn't belong there anymore. We will carefully move it to another part of the yard this weekend... Why move it? I think it looks fine right where it is. You know, with just a little effort you could make it look like the Chemosphere house : ) Just a thought. http://www.cs...
by home_boy
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern fountains
Replies: 25
Views: 2715

You can't go wrong with the classic MCM spill basin fountain. http://www.csupomona.edu/~jelerma/cliffmay/ekbo_fountain.jpg Here's more info: http://www.fountainhd.com/03.htm (When I was a kid a local supermarket had a display with a fountain very much like this flowing with Tang! : )
by home_boy
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ontario, CA- Mid-Century Modern 1955
Replies: 18
Views: 2413

Another MCM house on Sixth St. in Ontario, CA. Not for sale at this time, but certainly worth a drive by.
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by home_boy
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Ontario, CA- Mid-Century Modern 1955
Replies: 18
Views: 2413

...How often do those Cliff Mays in Pomona come up for sale? Not very often. Three went up for sale in 2006 in the low $400s. There's only about 60 of them. Some are in pretty bad shape. A few are in original condition, a few others have been completely restored. I think most of them could be good ...
by home_boy
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New So Cal Mid Century Modern Executive Airport Terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 720

The old terminal at Ontario (California) International Airport has certain mid century modern features, is still intact, and is maintained as a filming location. It was used in the Steven Spielberg film, "Catch Me If You Can". Here are some photos: http://www.lawa.org/ont/filmGallery.cfm
by home_boy
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We just got an accepted offer on a 1954 MCM
Replies: 16
Views: 3166

Exquisite! It even looks good in the snow. Congratulations. (and thanks for using )
by home_boy
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 4189

by home_boy
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 4189

Welcome aboard! Oh, go ahead and ruffle some feathers. We could use a little controversy around here : )
by home_boy
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20450

by home_boy
Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: PASADENA -- Cliff May lecture and housing tour March 23-24
Replies: 32
Views: 3098

It breaks my heart to know Mandalay was torn down. Here is the entrance gate. http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b183/blenderama67/Cliff_May_Tour/March07097.jpg Exactly where was Mandalay located? I know it was in Sullivan Canyon and I can almost read the address in your photo (looks like 2206), but...
by home_boy
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: For the Neutra Nuts: Singleton House
Replies: 27
Views: 3889

Paradise Lost. Meet your new neighbors. Sigh...

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by home_boy
Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA (Highland Park/Eagle Rock) "Post and B
Replies: 3
Views: 1493

Wow, this place is literally across the street from Occidental College. The view is of the college athletic fields. Great location!
by home_boy
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Those annoying L_O_N_G____U_R_L_s
Replies: 0
Views: 3248

Those annoying L_O_N_G____U_R_L_s

You know those long URLs especially the ones in the Modern Real Estate section that go on beyond the browser window and then make the text for every subsequent reply not wrap so that you have to scroll horizontally to read the message? Doesn't that drive you crazy?! Well, here's a way to fix it. tin...
by home_boy
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool Early 60's Pad near Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 3328

by home_boy
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bought my 1st MCM apartment!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 8801

Oooh, it's a wonderful place! Congrats! You've done it now: you're going to have to post regular progress reports so that we can see what you're doing with the place. You're right about the good bones. That place would look good without even a stick of furniture in it.
by home_boy
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, retro displays
Replies: 8
Views: 3120

by home_boy
Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: UV Window film
Replies: 10
Views: 1222

I had the same concerns when I posted this item.
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... ght=#35865
by home_boy
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pacific Palasades: Cliff May
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Thanks for finding that in the Times. Frankly, I'm proud to live in one of Cliff May's "prosaic tract houses", but it's hardly "commonplace, dull or lacking in imagination and spirit" (to quote the dicitionary). And I've always imagined these houses better suited to Rob and Laura...
by home_boy
Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pacific Palasades: Cliff May
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Pacific Palasades: Cliff May

"...$27.5 million asking price. That price tags gets you a 3-acre "compound" with 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a screening room, two offices, billiards room, art studio and gym, with your requisite Hollywood pedigree: Cliff May designed it and Gregory Peck owned it." (via LA Curbed)...
by home_boy
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA "Great Opportunity to Build"!?!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Why not just build on another part of the 1 1/4 acre lot? They could have a compound! That would provide a bigger wow factor than any McMansion they could build. Appeal to their vanity if they have no sense of history. Sigh...
by home_boy
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Structural Engineer recommendation...
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

I can only recommend you contact a univeristy with a Civil Engineering department. Many of the faculty are often practicing structural engineers. At least that's the case at my university, Cal Poly Pomona. Try Cal State L.A. or Cal State Northridge.
by home_boy
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Legos?
Replies: 24
Views: 3656

One of my neighbors on Wright St. has used Legos as a wall treatment. They're actually Duplos (the larger version of Legos). He has them on the garage wall... http://www.csupomona.edu/~jelerma/cliffmay/lego_wall.jpg and on the chimney. It looks very cool. http://www.csupomona.edu/~jelerma/cliffmay/l...
by home_boy
Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Looking for info on 50s Henry's Drive-Ins
Replies: 24
Views: 8696

by home_boy
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10878

there is a lone cliff may on gridley road in artesia, ca near the intersection of gridley and 183rd street. if you would like to see a photo, let me know and i can try to snap one. Ciao mr. and mrs. meow! Is this the house in Artesia (third in from the corner)? Thats Gridley on the bottom and 183rd...
by home_boy
Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10878

That raises an interesting question: When does a Cliff May stop being a Cliff May? There are some in the Pomona Westmont tract that have been stucco-ed over, the original windows and doors removed, tile roofs applied. Should those not be counted? I wouldn't say they're total lost causes though (it's...
by home_boy
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10878

we'll use this thread a an unofficial list of where Cliff May tract homes are located. Then this fall, I'll make a neat-o map. so get out there and find those Cliff May homes. Free map to those who contribute. We need hard numbers too! If we're going to do that, maybe this thread should be moved to...

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