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by jesgord
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "Medallion Home" medallion
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

I was able to dig this up http://www.fiftieshouse.com/2005/02/06/live-better-electrically/ "In October 1957, LBE launched the “Medallion Homesâ€￾ campaign, which sought to sell 20,000 all-electric homes nationwide by 1958, 100,000 by 1960 and 970,000 by 1970. To earn a gold medallion–a deca...
by jesgord
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool NYC Building Facade - Hauer Screens
Replies: 49
Views: 4884

There is a phone number on



maybe give that a try?

Or

gives the following number

1-203-401-8741

I'd be curious to know if they are still making these and what the cost range is.
by jesgord
Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Suggestions/help for our "new" 1958 Ranch?
Replies: 10
Views: 882

IMHO, I think the first thing you need to do in the kitchen is get rid of that hanging microwave. Looking at the back of a microwave from the living/ dining area is far from ideal and it might even open up the space a bit without the need to get rid of the upper cabinets.
by jesgord
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool NYC Building Facade - Hauer Screens
Replies: 49
Views: 4884

This likely doesn't help much......but the site says that it is "made of gypsum... and arrived in 99 pieces." Also, although this product is different, as it comes in pannels, it could be used to construct Hauer-like screens http://modulararts.com/ Alas, they would be opaque unlike Hauer's...
by jesgord
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool NYC Building Facade - Hauer Screens
Replies: 49
Views: 4884

by jesgord
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cool NYC Building Facade - Hauer Screens
Replies: 49
Views: 4884

Cool NYC Building Facade - Hauer Screens

Came across this great concrete block façade on East 76th (I think) today. Just a small little building on a side street…but take a look at the concrete blocks. They have a Edward Durrell Stone look to me, with a great 3-dimensional curve to them. Anyone seen these before? As I only had my camera...
by jesgord
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Let's talk tubs...
Replies: 16
Views: 1554

FYI-There are tub re-glazers/enamelers who can change the color of a white tub to the color of your choice. Here in NY, I had a company match an old crane sink to my original yellow toilet and tub
by jesgord
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: San Francisco, CA - First time on market
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Cool house. That staircase doesn't look right to me........
by jesgord
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hilip Johnson’s Glass House in Todays NY Times
Replies: 0
Views: 109

hilip Johnson’s Glass House in Todays NY Times

Nice article (with some nice pics) in today's NYT. Has some basic info about the house, but also some great recolections/stories by Johnson's friends and colleagues. See Link below:

by jesgord
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Franklin Hills (LA, CA) 1961 Modern House with View
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

Nice place! I may be completely blind...and a bit lazy...but I didn't see a price?
by jesgord
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: test results-cleaning aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 371

I doubt that barkeepers is a environmentally friendly product. I likely should not have used the words non-toxic. I simply meant that it doesn't eat through or melt rubbers and plastics. 8-)
by jesgord
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: test results-cleaning aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 371

I have a great anodized aluminum (austin enterprises) chess set that needed a serious cleaning. I was concerned about the anodized finish coming off, so tried a few gentle non toxic cleaners. At the end of the day, I ended up using something, incredibly toxic (akin to paint paint stripper) that work...
by jesgord
Thu May 31, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 481

They dont seem to have this exact model on their site, but you might want to try calling the good folks at Liz's Antique Hardware.

by jesgord
Thu May 24, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: restore or replace exterior lights?
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Don't get rid of that perforated light! Its fantastic...and designed by Gino Sarfatti for lightolier. In case you are interested, there is a pair up on ebay right now. They were purchased by the seller a couple of weeks ago on ebay for about $250 (I seem to recall) and have now been relisted....so t...
by jesgord
Wed May 23, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Patio/pool furniture
Replies: 15
Views: 961

there's furniture in that picture? :wink:
by jesgord
Thu May 17, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Its hard to argue with nice hardwood floors. They are durable can be in the color/finish of your choice and are usually not prohibatively expensive. Ii think wood floors look great in MCM homes.
by jesgord
Mon May 07, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new house.
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Cool looking house-Congrats!!!
by jesgord
Thu May 03, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help STLModern choose a fence style
Replies: 19
Views: 5186

I agree 100% with SDR about the cocealed posts. As he mentions, I also think that cantilevering the fence over the recessed foundation wall, looks good. (Its hard to see the condition in its entirety from the pic). Finally, while I understand SDR's concern about a horizontal fence competing with the...
by jesgord
Wed May 02, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help STLModern choose a fence style
Replies: 19
Views: 5186

I was actually thinking about a wood fence with fixed wood louvers. similar to the far left portion of the image below. There are many great examples of this type of fence in the Sunset Fences and Gates book. I'm also partial to the classic basket weave...but don't think it would necessarily work he...
by jesgord
Tue May 01, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My first MCM--What style is this?
Replies: 26
Views: 2910

Great looking pad. Lets see some pics of the inside :D
by jesgord
Tue May 01, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help STLModern choose a fence style
Replies: 19
Views: 5186

I vote for a horizontal louvered style fence. I don’t think there is a need to match the vertical nature of the house siding. I’m of the opinion that the horizontal lines will add another interesting architectural element to the property. I have a feeling the floodgates are gonna open up wide on...
by jesgord
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: wesley hills, rockland county, new york
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Great to hear from a fellow New Yorker. I have never heard of these homes-I thought the only option for mid century communitys nearby was Usonia in Pleasantville. I am a born and bread NYer and have a mid century home I'm currently working on in the East End of Long Island in Orient. Have been think...
by jesgord
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 226162

I don't think so. That fireplace doesn't have any vissualy valluable mid-century elements that you would be covering. Just don't touch that great panneling. As an aside, I'd get rid of the acoustical ceiling tile...Im not too partial to it as a material. I'ds also scrap the flouresent ceiling fixtur...
by jesgord
Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Colored Lampshades
Replies: 5
Views: 950

These guys are very expensive..even by NYC standards, but they have just about anything you would be looking for. I'd bet they have red barrels.

by jesgord
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX: The Frame House (FANTASTIC!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Great house, but how many people with $8k a month available to spend on housing are looking to rent long-term and not buy? Serious question. Here in NYC, there a plenty of people willing to pay $8,000/month for a 3 bedroom apartment. Clearly $8,000/month goes farther in Houston than NYC. That said,...
by jesgord
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: help! broken vintage thermador!
Replies: 8
Views: 2322

Don't know whether or not this will be helpful at all, but I have had luck researching vintage appliance issues before on this site http://applianceguru.com/ The forum has proven helpfull on several occasions. You may also want to post over at the Eichler network. I beleive the WO-18A and WO-16A wer...
by jesgord
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Usonia in the NYT
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

There is a great book on the history of the Usonia community: Usonia, New York: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright written by Ronald Reisley. Its a great read about the background of this amazing community. http://www.amazon.com/Usonia-New-York-Building-Community/dp/1568982453
by jesgord
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Usonia in the NYT
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

by jesgord
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Trade secrets home- house 2
Replies: 3
Views: 635

by jesgord
Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landscaping Grass.
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Are you sure its not Acapulco gold?

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