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by dilettante
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Honoring your architect
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

Thanks for the report, Dilettante. You previously posted some of your Dahlstrand photos; may we see those again ? Here are a few views of Dahlstrand's work, SDR. Exterior Front http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1117/1418331997_ff28986140.jpg West is on the left, East on the right Interior Front http:/...
by dilettante
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Honoring your architect
Replies: 23
Views: 2272

Honoring your architect

In conversing with SDR, he suggested that some forum members might find my experience useful in setting up a birthday celebration and house tour for the 91 year-old architect of seven East Bay Usonians, one of which is mine. Here goes: Architectural Tour & Celebration In late August of 2007, I b...
by dilettante
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: MCM cities?
Replies: 34
Views: 9647

Durham, North Carolina

While visiting relatives over Christmas, I spotted more than two dozen terrific MCM homes in the Duke Forest subdivision of Durham. Here's one: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2253/2146119431_bf2c8e6fc0_o.jpg This subdivision was built out in the 1950s and 60s, and came about when Duke subdivided a t...
by dilettante
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling
Replies: 32
Views: 2859

Hey, I just noticed that this is an all-NorCal thread so far! That may be a first.
by dilettante
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling
Replies: 32
Views: 2859

Re: Reconditioning tongue and groove ceiling

I don't think the wood has ever been stained or sealed.... It's always foolhardy to disagree with SDR on matters of wood (most other things, too, for that matter), but I will go where angels fear to tread! I'd do almost anything to keep the original patina on your planks. My 50+ year-old redwood ce...
by dilettante
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Carroll IA amazing Elizabeth Wright Ingraham
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

by dilettante
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new Fake Lloyd Wright bathroom
Replies: 18
Views: 1856

by dilettante
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: 1939 NYWF footage
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Terrific footage! Thanks for posting it.
by dilettante
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Small modern homes. . .and dollhouses !
Replies: 49
Views: 15662

Another set of Frank Lloyd Wright Archiblocks is up for bid on eBay. The medium-size set has fewer pieces and less variety of forms than the large set talked about last year, but more than the set I posted above. A very collectable set. The auction ends on December 4th and details can be found here .
by dilettante
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Theme and variations II
Replies: 43
Views: 1575

I think we want to let the water into a recess and thence to a subsoil drain that leads away from the house ? SDR In the two photos I posted above, the Thurston residence has exactly the system you specify. It's particularly important on the upslope side of this hillside home. On Wright's Buehler r...
by dilettante
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Theme and variations II
Replies: 43
Views: 1575

Certainly. If the moat were to serve as the receptacle for a rain chain, it would want to be as large as the roof, presumably -- or larger, as here. I would love to see further examples. . . SDR Here are two copper downspout solutions, one involving a moat, the other...well, there's more than one w...
by dilettante
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: photo test
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

No, but this does:
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Great looking space!
by dilettante
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doorknob Question
Replies: 45
Views: 5809

by dilettante
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Theme and variations II
Replies: 43
Views: 1575

by dilettante
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Theme and variations II
Replies: 43
Views: 1575

by dilettante
Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doorknob Question
Replies: 45
Views: 5809

by dilettante
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Theme and variations II
Replies: 43
Views: 1575

The drawings are delightful! These have a bit of the Auld Brass wall angles to them.
by dilettante
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doorknob Question
Replies: 45
Views: 5809

I believe I've accidentally found a complete set of doorknobs that are of the shape I've been looking for and have been discussed here. They are the NU-SET Dana series. You can see the complete Dana series here . I could not find mention of an ANSI grade, and not all knob flavors are available in al...
by dilettante
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: BEST OF LOTTA LIVING
Topic: Architects House Themselves - Top 50 PLUS
Replies: 89
Views: 36318

Richard Neutra Studio and Residence !932 & 1966
2300 Silverlake Blvd. Los Angeles CA, 90039


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by dilettante
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Yemassee South Carolina, Frank Lloyd Wright's Auldbrass
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Thank you for those great photos of a wonderful building! Your compositions and choice of angles give a rich and revealing sense of the building. Much appreciated.
by dilettante
Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doorknob Question
Replies: 45
Views: 5809

another favorite source! http://www.grainger.com/images/products/enlarged/XL-1TPT1.JPG Grainger. http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1TPT1 The industrial sets seen here seem to be "entry" or "privacy" sets. Do they come in the "passage" or "patio" styles? ...
by dilettante
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doorknob Question
Replies: 45
Views: 5809

jesgord, You are quite the sleuth! I have been looking for these knobs for more than a year, though in Satin Brass or Brass. I, too, have contacted the seller to see if those finishes might be available. I've also asked if the backset is adjustable to 2 3/4" as well as the 2 3/8" listed, s...
by dilettante
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doorknob Question
Replies: 45
Views: 5809

As stated above, I've decided to bite the bullet on the bellwood sets. I truly believe that the right hardware and fixtures can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of a house... attention to details, attention to details...... :roll: I have been unsuccessful in finding the knobs above....
by dilettante
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Doorknob Question
Replies: 45
Views: 5809

Re: Doorknob Question

I know the topic of doorknobs has been discussed here before. Seems like most people go with schlage/schlage style orbit, tulip, or plymouth sets. I've got my heart set right now on what LA Hardware calls their Bellwood set. See link (they are the wood and aluminum sets on the lower left): http://l...
by dilettante
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options.... price comparisons, DIY maybe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: thanks all....

I guess budget is always in the mix though and it can get expensive... In our kids basement room and hallway and laundry we took the 2' x 2' chip board tiles from HD that have a hard raised rubber back and tiled down there and finished it with a couple coats of poly. Looks really cool, a lot like c...
by dilettante
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options.... price comparisons, DIY maybe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

We used a combination of polished concrete (it had an integral red color) with some strategically placed Navajo rugs to lessen the very real hard floor issue egads mentioned, and 12" cork tiles in the kitchen. The cork is very nice - soft underfoot and the radiant heat in the concrete warms up ...
by dilettante
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options.... price comparisons, DIY maybe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1279

Re: Flooring options.... price comparisons, DIY maybe?

So I am stuck with what to do. We would LOVE stained concrete. The original tiles are VAT. I just got an estimate from someone on the Eichler network site for a cost of 17,112 to remove tiles, and stain concrete! Presuming VAT means Vinyl Asbestos Tile, I have a couple of thoughts for you. 1) Do yo...
by dilettante
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Theme and variations
Replies: 23
Views: 1057

Lovely stuff, SDR. Where do I place my order for a lamp or two?
by dilettante
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Rhythm of Life
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Thanks, nichols. We shall never see his like again.
by dilettante
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Small modern homes. . .and dollhouses !
Replies: 49
Views: 15662

A small set of Frank Lloyd Wright Archiblocks is up for bid on eBay. The small set has fewer pieces and less variety of forms than the large set talked about last year. Nonetheless, it's very collectable.

The auction ends November 4th and details can be found .

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