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by home_boy
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10771

by home_boy
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10771

Driving around this weekend, we found a single Cliff May in Claremont. This is the second "lone" (i.e., not part of a tract) Cliff May modern ranch house we've found found in Claremont. http://www.csupomona.edu/~jelerma/cliffmay/cliffmay_claremont.jpg It makes me wonder how many others the...
by home_boy
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cliff may question
Replies: 52
Views: 10771

Hey Joe, you can add (56) after Pomona; I just counted them. They are selling in the low to mid $400,000 range.
by home_boy
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena,Ca .. Thornton Ladd AIA
Replies: 16
Views: 6606

This would make a nice consular office; maybe for the Japanese consultate : ) .
by home_boy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: forum question why do lines wrap / stretch across the screen
Replies: 3
Views: 5982

by home_boy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA -- Westmont Cliff May -- Affordable
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

I don't mean to nitpick but does that garage being canted in relation to the lot lines bother anyone else? Then you probably wouldn't like some of the others where the entire house is canted on the lot. http://www.cliffmay.org/images/wright_st.jpg (500k photo) Personally I think this adds visual in...
by home_boy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Reseda, CA - nice 1956 Ranch House for sale $555,000
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

by home_boy
Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA -- Westmont Cliff May -- Affordable
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

by home_boy
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA -- Westmont Cliff May -- Affordable
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

As a former Pomonan, everything that home_boy states about Westmont is indeed true. However, when talking about living in Pomona, you must consider the public schools if you have or are planning to have children. While the elementary school for Westmont is probably satisfactory where do the childre...
by home_boy
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA -- Westmont Cliff May -- Affordable
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

It is puzzling why these Cliff Mays go unsold (or worse, sold to uncaring and unappreciative buyers) just because they’re in Pomona. The city has had its problems, but this bad reputation lingers despite recent improvements both to the city government and the infrastructure. Westmont is one of Pom...
by home_boy
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA -- Westmont Cliff May -- Affordable
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

I saw this house late last year and it's in pretty good shape. Apart from the french doors in the bedroom and living room, all the other doors and windows are intact, and the owner said that she still had the original doors in storage. The kitchen needs work, but still has the original slumpstone pa...
by home_boy
Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Alan Hess (The Ranch House) came to visit!
Replies: 7
Views: 1827

Re: I

grew up in Claremont. BTW there I think is a Cliff May on American Ave. at Drake Ave. E. corner I used to deliver a newspaper there as a kid so I know who lived there in the late 60's their instructions was to throw the paper over the fence into the carport Yes, Kate and I came across that particul...
by home_boy
Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landscaping question - trees for shading purposes
Replies: 18
Views: 5483

Have you considered Podocarpus? Although it can reach 40 feet in height, it can be topped and pruned, even espaliered for a very formal screen effect. http://www.pardeetree.com/images/Product/Podocarpus%20henkelii.jpg Hopseed (Dodonea) grows quickly and has feathery green and purple foliage. Left al...
by home_boy
Wed May 10, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: my new neighborhood
Replies: 0
Views: 869

my new neighborhood

Here's a cool aerial photo of my new neighborhood; the Cliff May tract in Pomona, CA. (ours is the second house from the left on the top). There are 36 Cliff May houses on this part of Wright Street in various stages of decay or improvement. Not shown are another 20 houses to the west (left of photo...
by home_boy
Mon May 08, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kinda OT...Commercial buildings
Replies: 18
Views: 4159

Say Ahhh...

Dentist offices would be great for this. I've seen so many mid-century modern dentist offices that might make wonderful homes (with all that plumbing, think of all the bathrooms you could have!). My own dentist's office is all brick and plate glass and is built around an Eichler-like atrium with a J...
by home_boy
Fri May 05, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ikea Modern Planters
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

Gainey Cermaics Outlet

The Gainey Ceramics Outlet is located at: 1200 Arrow Highway La Verne, Ca 91750 (That's about 30 miles east of downtown L.A.) Here's an example of their products although not all of these are available in the outlet store: http://www.gaineyceramics.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=2
by home_boy
Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Living in a glass house
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Thanks, Stephen. Thanks, Joe, for the reassurance (I guess I've seen too many old horror movies). I'm in Pomona (we bought Minx's house) in a still relatively undiscovered and under appreciated Cliff May enclave. There's about 60 houses here that run the gamut from lost causes to untouched originals...
by home_boy
Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Living in a glass house
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Living in a glass house

As a new owner of a 1955 Cliff May Rancho, I’m still getting used to living with all that glass, and sleeping directly under the clerestory. Inevitably, my thoughts turn to the next earthquake. As far as I know not a single plate of glass in the house is tempered or safety glass. We expect to reme...

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