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by Dan O.
Wed May 09, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Laguna Beach halts remodel of 1937 Halliburton House
Replies: 1
Views: 4267

Comments on the article are somewhat discouraging, most seem to be of the belief that anything that somebody with enough money wants to do is perfectly fine and how dare they be interfered with.
by Dan O.
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: UCSB Cliff May Exhibition
Replies: 24
Views: 7129

Cool! I've been wanting to build one of those for the longest time. From what I can tell the beams are in sections, is this how all the pre-fabs were delivered? I knew the beams weren't one continuous piece, I just never figured out exactly how short the sections were. Are any of the recent pre-fab ...
by Dan O.
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cabinets: to keep or toss
Replies: 10
Views: 4517

Consider working on a style that may be close to what you already have, I've seen a few restored knotty pine kitchens that were pretty attractive: http://www.bettycrafter.com/?p=53 From what you describe it doesn't sound like it would be a stretch to replicate the look of the kitchen above. While my...
by Dan O.
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, CA - Westmont Cliff May rental
Replies: 0
Views: 1370

Pomona, CA - Westmont Cliff May rental

This might be of interest to anyone who wants to "test drive" a Cliff May before committing to a purchase:

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/apa/2860589482.html

Maybe homeboy can chime in with what he knows.
by Dan O.
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pacific Palisades, CA. Case Study #9, plus house. $15.95M
Replies: 11
Views: 2469

Hey Joe, thanks for the reference to CSH 24! Earlier this week there was a discussion on one of the more esoteric car-related forums I'm a part of, it had to do with why most homes seem to be at odds with their environments and why anything not built on a flood plain isn't at least partially subterr...
by Dan O.
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pacific Palisades, CA. Case Study #9, plus house. $15.95M
Replies: 11
Views: 2469

The current state of that property obviously isn't the best thing that could've have happened to it, it's a lot better than a teardown however. In addition, it does a pretty good job of demonstrating why building a monstrosity next to a masterpiece is such a stupid idea. You'll never be able to conv...
by Dan O.
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: UCSB Cliff May Exhibition
Replies: 24
Views: 7129

Also a short Cliff May article in the current issue of Modernism Magazine:

http://www.modernismmagazine.com/
by Dan O.
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Northridge, CA - P&K "Living Conditioned" Home
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Sharp eyes will notice the still intact NuTone intercom speaker/clock and Kitchen Center: http://wedgwoodtulsa.blogspot.com/2009/07/vintage-nutone-in-built-food-center.html ...that might be evidence of originality, how many remuddlers would re-install that? Doesn't somebody around here live in that ...
by Dan O.
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dallas, TX - Cliff May - $157,900
Replies: 12
Views: 3475

I think the consensus around here is that flipper = evil but wouldn't it be cool if somebody took these neglected properties and polished them up with just enough MCM-sensitive repairs to make them desirable again? I often wonder how many "normal" people would fall in love with an MCM-styl...
by Dan O.
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Northridge, CA - P&K "Living Conditioned" Home
Replies: 5
Views: 3110

Considering the horrors that some of the homes in that neighborhood have been subject to this one is relatively unscathed; it appears to be a really good starting point. Because of the relative affordability, location, size of the lots and limited appeal of the original architecture these homes tend...
by Dan O.
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pacific Palisades, CA. Pollack & Kahn, 1955. $1.56M
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

I really like this place, it's exactly what I would picture when I fantasized about the unrealized potential of my old apartment building in Los Feliz: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4150+los+feliz&ll=34.112453,-118.28266&spn=0.002384,0.002529&hnear=4150+Los+Feliz+Blvd,+Los+Angeles,+Calif...
by Dan O.
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Cliff May floorplan 3215!
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Glad to hear you're getting some positive action on the MCMs. I have a nephew living in Costa Mesa in the mortgage business who has developed an interest in MCMs thanks to me; he has relayed some real horror stories regarding a lot peoples attitudes toward MCMs in the OC (teardowns, etc). Hopefully ...
by Dan O.
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Cliff May floorplan 3215!
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Tustin, CA - Cliff May floorplan 3215!

Was poking around on Stephen's site (http://www.ocmodhomes.com/) and was surprised this had not yet been posted here: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Tustin/1592-Garland-Ave-92780/home/3495391 I can't recall ever seeing the insides of a decent example of floorplan #3215, pretty cool; really dig the indoor/...
by Dan O.
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: On Wilshire
Replies: 6
Views: 8743

Just found out it was built on the site formerly occupied by the "Norma Desmond" house.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/3886218572/
by Dan O.
Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: On Wilshire
Replies: 6
Views: 8743

Sorry, just checked back, here's a link that should work: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Architecture/4201Wilshire.jpg 4201 Wilshire. You may find yourself driving up Crenshaw, distracted by traffic and a lot of pretty ordinary architecture then...BAM..this building is suddenly there ...
by Dan O.
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: On Wilshire
Replies: 6
Views: 8743

On Wilshire

Does anybody know the story with this building or its original purpose? http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Architecture/4201Wilshire.jpg http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS440US440&q=los+angeles,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x80c2c75ddc27da13:0xe22fdf6f254608f4...
by Dan O.
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Weldtex, Combed or Striated Plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 5663

It was a while back that I posted a link to the original patent doc for that stuff; I'd swear up and down it was here but can't find it. Other stuff I can't remember include the name of the designer that held the patent...Dex something is all I can recall (somebody pitch in). The stuff was pretty po...
by Dan O.
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bedding that doesn't suck...
Replies: 34
Views: 20689

I like the Rocco pattern too, if only it came in a Pan Am blue/black/white colorway.
by Dan O.
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bedding that doesn't suck...
Replies: 34
Views: 20689

by Dan O.
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Richard Neutra - 1955 Kronish house - Beverly Hills
Replies: 23
Views: 8656

I used to drive through Beverly Hills on the way to work five days a week, to me, "allure" and "Beverly Hills" simply don't exist on the same page. While there's still some great architecture there much of BH is full of some pretty horrible "architecture" and remodels o...
by Dan O.
Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod home library must-have title list. Collaborative.
Replies: 27
Views: 8358

I think this one if fairly new:

Steel and Shade: The Architecture of Donald Wexler - Bricker, Williams, Perlin and Wexler
by Dan O.
Wed May 25, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: SHOW US YOUR 1950S/1960S RIDES!
Replies: 128
Views: 76225

Once more..

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..my personal image-posting battle has finally been won.
by Dan O.
Wed May 25, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test img
Replies: 7
Views: 5004

Image

I just re-read, that little bit about lopping off what follows ".jpg" is pretty crucial.
by Dan O.
Wed May 25, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test img
Replies: 7
Views: 5004

Lord, what am I doing wrong?
by Dan O.
Wed May 25, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test img
Replies: 7
Views: 5004

This has driven me crazy for years, so then this:

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...should work?
by Dan O.
Tue May 24, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test img
Replies: 7
Views: 5004

by Dan O.
Tue May 24, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test img
Replies: 7
Views: 5004

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by Dan O.
Tue May 24, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test img
Replies: 7
Views: 5004

test img

by Dan O.
Tue May 24, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: SHOW US YOUR 1950S/1960S RIDES!
Replies: 128
Views: 76225

Just picked this up recently: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/evermod/Cars/62%20Skylark/Skylark1.jpg?t=1306260273 It's a '62 Buick Skylark, considered a compact at the time. I've owned a variety of big cars in the past so I thought I'd try something somewhat smaller so I could actually drive i...

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