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by Joe
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Beam advice
Replies: 13
Views: 3900

good to hear. when I purchased my dilapidated Cliff May, I had to replace an exposed beam, but it wasn't a big deal. I caulked, primed and painted my other exposed beams too. (beam replaced runs atop wall) http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3433/3273944400_6cfcbc5128_o.jpg welcome to the forum, Jinxxie. ...
by Joe
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fans of Formica
Replies: 10
Views: 7492

formica is great. nice period touch.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barthlow/3 ... 3634507741
by Joe
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler Photographs
Replies: 10
Views: 3835

nice.

this is where we nit-pick the heck out of the house ! :wink:

but seriously, what's with the photoshopped sky?
by Joe
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions....beam colors(interior/exterior)
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

one color, inside and out. I like to match color with fascia too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barthlow/3 ... 634507741/
by Joe
Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Anaheim House History
Replies: 7
Views: 2906

do post some photos. several builders copied May (and were sued). Ficketts, Alexanders... lots of possibilities
by Joe
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA: Cliff May Rancho original condition about 174K
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

by Joe
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: question about hinges and cabinet pulls
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

by Joe
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window caulk needs replacing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3428

by Joe
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Craig Ellwood's Hunt House (1955-57)
Replies: 1
Views: 1622

by Joe
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Interesting blog entry about A. Quincy Jones' wife Elaine...
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

pretty much my favorite architect. I've seen many of his designs. The X-100 stands out as my favorite. the smaller homes are better than his larger homes. Aside from his Eichler work, his Hvistendahl house work is one of my favorites too http://www.modernsandiego.com/JonesAQ.html other work: Creswoo...
by Joe
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cory Buckner's MHA home (nice pics!)...
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

yep, inspiring. I got a lot of inspiration from these pics when it was published a few years ago. pretty much my interior color scheme, sans the green. search flickr and you find more
by Joe
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice/thoughts on Cliff May issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

the double sided fireplaces were complete by the builder when the house was built. In you situation, I would finish the brick to look appropriate, even if it means hiring a mason and engineer. you can find the right inspiration in the sources I mentioned. email me some more photos showing the whole ...
by Joe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice/thoughts on Cliff May issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

by Joe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice/thoughts on Cliff May issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

You gain lateral bracing. In all houses the walls need to be tied together side to side. The weight of the roof wants to push the walls out. While our houses have a large center beam and posts that help with that, the low pitch of the roof also makes those forces greater. The side to side 4 X 4 is ...
by Joe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice/thoughts on Cliff May issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

by Joe
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Advice/thoughts on Cliff May issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

I like the idea. there are several Cliff Mays in my neighborhood with two sided fireplaces. at least your ceiling same the same height. some concerns: removal of the barge beam. you might consider one on the new wall you erected, but only an engineer can tell you for sure. if the structure is ok wit...
by Joe
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Studio City, CA. 1950. $799,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

great original place!
by Joe
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dallas Cliff May homes...
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

by Joe
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dallas Cliff May homes...
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Thanks! I've never seen cork flooring on any CMs here though...only hard wood and wood parquet. well, it could be wood parquet. tough to tell in the image. looks like cork because the grid is tough to see. May used in the "ranch house for a city lot," the initial model for the prefabs. I'...
by Joe
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dallas Cliff May homes...
Replies: 6
Views: 2458

Dallas Cliff May homes...

just added a 1955 Family Circle to my archive, featuring a Cliff May home in Dallas. color photos! looks like Lesley Hill, the builder, put down cork on the floors. heating was a duct system in the slab. Like Arizona CMs, use of brick on some exterior walls. notice the ceiling light over the sink on...
by Joe
Mon May 28, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Home addition (finally back to work)...
Replies: 15
Views: 4390

best yet, nice job.
by Joe
Mon May 21, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How much square footage do you really need?
Replies: 44
Views: 14660

Just read this on Yahoo today: ... I'm in a 1137sf Cliff May w/ my husband, 3 dogs, and two cats. We had our wedding and reception here w/ 50+ people. ... right on! these Cliff May homes are really built to entertain. open up both sets of doors in the living area to the patios and the house becomes...
by Joe
Sat May 19, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: 99/1% stigma?
Replies: 9
Views: 6077

Modernism brought good design to the masses. there are elitists in every era. not related. ... I'm talking about perception, not actual reality. ... I believe that's the biggest problem with this thread. If you choose to swallow what pop culture feeds you, well, then that's what you're gonna believe.
by Joe
Sat May 19, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Brentwood, CA A. Quincy Jones 1950 $1,595,000
Replies: 8
Views: 3314

love these homes. AQJ is my all time favorite architect, but does anyone see the irony of a crestwood hills homes selling for $1.5 million? :(
by Joe
Sat May 19, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA. 1954, Lee B. Kline. $1,235,000
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

this house was in Echos about 12-13 years ago. the livingroom served as inspiration for my renovation. the Nelson furniture is absolutely tops in my book. great fireplace too.
by Joe
Fri May 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palos Verdes, CA. Neutra's Dailey House, 1961. $2,700,000
Replies: 8
Views: 2792

by Joe
Fri May 11, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palos Verdes, CA. Neutra's Dailey House, 1961. $2,700,000
Replies: 8
Views: 2792

by Joe
Fri May 11, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your help, Please: Large Cedar Hot Tub vs. Small Pool
Replies: 11
Views: 4249

look forward to your decision. I would not rule one out in the future for my self. Might even consider a Soft Tub. portable and can hide it in the shed when not using it. I don't know. :roll:
by Joe
Thu May 10, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Your help, Please: Large Cedar Hot Tub vs. Small Pool
Replies: 11
Views: 4249

which will cost less to run? which will be easier to clean. I have gone hack and forth on this myself. I'd like a small pool. tubs fee too confined.

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