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by Joe
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Molding & Trim In My 1960 House
Replies: 12
Views: 8629

Re: Molding & Trim In My 1960 House

Hello, I have been Googling looking for information on indoor molding and trim color for a 1960 home. I haven't really been able to find a lot of info. The conclusion I have come to is that it is more modern and contemporary to paint the trim the same color as the walls. My question.....Is white tr...
by Joe
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Kitchen design using ikea kitchen planner
Replies: 9
Views: 10040

those are great original cabinets. your new ikea kitchen is OK, but not to mid-century.
by Joe
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Interesting house by architect Irwin Stein...
Replies: 4
Views: 6996

nice place, but I just don't get the roof. Fails on the "simplicity" measurement of modernism IMHO.
by Joe
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ceiling restoration/repair
Replies: 1
Views: 4784

photos would be helpful. paneling on the ceiling doesn't sound right
by Joe
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Concord, CA // (1963) A Very Original Eichler // $449K
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

not bad. that rock facade is fixable too :wink:
by Joe
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 12522

I don't see a lot of value in old architectural plans. A great home can be somewhat replicated with a floor plans and existing photos documented in Neutra's work. Existing plans would need to be altered to accommodate current building codes anyway. I don't see much money being made from this exercise.
by Joe
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a 1957 post and beam in Palos Verdes
Replies: 5
Views: 7208

what a great place!
by Joe
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Who built my home?
Replies: 3
Views: 5604

I doubt an architect was involved with your home. split levels during this time were common for merchant builders to put up. the garage appears to be an addition. if the city has no record, check with the county.
by Joe
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New entry door
Replies: 4
Views: 5921

solid slab doors run about $125 from any door shop. might check your yellow pages instead of the web. also, home owners and enthusiasts have been posting to this forum since 2002. this very topic is popular. use the search function to find useful threads. I restored my entry and with contractor wage...
by Joe
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Closets - Switching the Opening to Opposite Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 6120

I suppose it's possible
by Joe
Wed May 29, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: American Standard Ming Green
Replies: 16
Views: 8457

Got back from a road trip last week. Visited Niece in Virginia beach. Wildwood New Jersey for Do Wap Hotels. Atlantic City for gambling. Philly for cheesesteak. Danville, Penn. for ming green goodness. Bear Run for first time ever visit to Fallingwater (damn! What an experience, felt myself welling...
by Joe
Fri May 10, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: West Covina, CA - possible Cliff May custom?
Replies: 1
Views: 1760

possible, I only see one photo, though
by Joe
Sun May 05, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Richard Neutra Architectural Plans for Sale
Replies: 16
Views: 12522

Am I the only one who sees this as a bit sad? The thought of a person buying the plans for the Kaufmann residence and then building a new reproduction somewhere else seems contradictory to what I know and appreciate about these designs....They are not Eichlers or Alexanders where the intent was to ...
by Joe
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Phoenix, AZ: Mid-Century Modern Ralph Haver Home $289,000
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

lots of original details :)
by Joe
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Phoenix, AZ: Mid-Century Modern Ralph Haver Home $289,000
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

lots of original details :)
by Joe
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May home - adding more windows
Replies: 4
Views: 4141

by Joe
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What Are These Walls?
Replies: 2
Views: 3054

by Joe
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern housing designs vs children
Replies: 10
Views: 7565

silly blog article. another attack on Modernism. Breeders beware.
by Joe
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: MCM books recommendations wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 4963

funny, many of the books I bought 10-15 years ago have quadrupled in value 8-)
by Joe
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Willie Mays' (unbuilt) 1959 Jones & Emmons...
Replies: 5
Views: 4563

nice!

I am looking forward to the Jones exhibition in LA this Summer!
by Joe
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finally, exposing the beautiful hidden VCT tile
Replies: 9
Views: 3128

clean, wax, and buff will make it look new
by Joe
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

sdmod is correct.

restoration, renovation and remodel. three levels of work on a house that are often misused. Realtors are famous for this.
by Joe
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

by Joe
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

as for ramblers being descended from bungalows, I highly doubt it. More like a mash up of Cape Cods and Ranches.
by Joe
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

Good design is timeless. Sunset has been producing landscape design books for decades. you can find some great landscape design books on ebay for cheap. Of course, anything on Garrett Eckbo and Thomas Church will be good as well. Plant choices should be what's good for your region.
by Joe
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Check my logic here, please.
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

cork is a great period choice. there have been several owners who have attempted to put wood floors over radiant heat. not a good choice. with warm and cold come expansion and contraction with wood. cork tiles work better in that situation. do some research. lot's of period photos out there of Eichl...
by Joe
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Giant Thermometer in Baker
Replies: 6
Views: 6083

by Joe
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dedham, MA - WOW - $349,900
Replies: 5
Views: 2173


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