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by jakabedy
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help needed with kitchen changes . . . pesky electricity!
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Hmmm. I didn't realize the pony wall was a "wall" in that sense. That makes it purt near impossible to do it right. I think that puts me back to #1, so the outlets can go anywhere on the backsplash. And if I'm stuck with the outlet-within-two-feet rule, then there will be four of those pup...
by jakabedy
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help needed with kitchen changes . . . pesky electricity!
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

egads - The code is actually different for a wall-backed countertop vs. a peninsula or island. The every 48" rule is for cabinets against the wall. For an island/peninsula, there just has to be one outlet for any counter area greater than 24". The sink serves as a divider, so we have two s...
by jakabedy
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help needed with kitchen changes . . . pesky electricity!
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Help needed with kitchen changes . . . pesky electricity!

We're in the midst of putting new slab-front cabinets in our kitchen and have to make a decision regarding our island. It's more of a continent, really -- it's the roughly 18'-long side of our open galley. I've been looking at it too long and fear I have lost all objectivity. What we are working wit...
by jakabedy
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: BUILDING LOW-COST HOMES-
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Well, the facade is uninspiring. But I suppose it is meant to be mainstream and to mimic homes that are larger. You know, mass appeal for a spec builder. I don't know that the diagonal entry hall is an effective use of space. At least it still has a 2-car garage. Most of the small spec developments ...
by jakabedy
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Palm Springs- Sleek Chic Stunning Alexander Mid-Century
Replies: 1
Views: 925

I just saw this thread and went to the YouTube video and noted that it sold in one day. Congrats! Nifty house, indeed.
by jakabedy
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Installing Bamboo Floors in my Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 2263

It's not period, so those in favor of period updates will take issue. But I think it is interesting and different. It makes me think of an updated version of old heart pine floors. I think you will need to have some solid blocks in there in the form of area rugs, though, or it might seem busy.
by jakabedy
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta GA - Amazing A-Frame in Northcrest
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

That place is tremendous. If only I were ready to make the leap from B'ham to the ATL. . .
by jakabedy
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Cadillac thing
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

It's a one hearse open sleigh!
by jakabedy
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

Two great new listings with city views. Both are in Birmingham proper (Forest Park/Redmont areas): http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/smolian1.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/altamont2.jpg http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/
by jakabedy
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

Some new listings in the Birmingham market . . .

http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/
by jakabedy
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mid-century Home in Birmingham
Replies: 2
Views: 458

A link to the listing? I'll be glad to put a link to it on my Magic City Mod blog, too.
by jakabedy
Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: a Realtor's definition of obsolete as applied to homes-
Replies: 18
Views: 3175

I have visited a few purely Modernist Developments and to me something is lost. In a way you need the other styles with modernist examples intermixed in order for the modern to remain "special." Cookie cutter is cookie cutter, no matter what the dough. I was thinking about this back in th...
by jakabedy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pomona, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 472

I believe you're correct -- the original owners still have it. The timing makes sense. Built in '65 or so, and then the kids come along in the '70s, which is consistent with the furnishings in the twin-bed bedrooms. I like the little gabled addition off the back -- I'm thinking that is probably the ...
by jakabedy
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

New listings for fall.

I've updated the MagicCityModern blog with new listings.

http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/
by jakabedy
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another flooring decision
Replies: 19
Views: 3175

Ours is 1/4" glued directly to the slab as well. This is the first room we did last fall, when we were deciding if we liked it enough to do the rest of the house. Our cork is the standard, no pattern look. But that is what we wanted. There are some beautiful, exotic corks out there if you want ...
by jakabedy
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another flooring decision
Replies: 19
Views: 3175

Nice house! We put glue-down cork in 4 bedrooms, LR and DR back in June. We love it. We opted for the glue-down rather than the plank because I didn't like the idea of the threshold strips at the openings and the big height difference where it would have abutted existing pavers. I also thought the g...
by jakabedy
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Purchasing an MCM Home
Replies: 14
Views: 1544

Congrats! I sent a PM to txmod to see if he can chime in. He's in Houston and will be a great resource for all things mod.
by jakabedy
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hurricane Bill-doom and gloom
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Hang in there. I grew up on the Florida Gulf Coast, so the whole hurricane thing is sort of old hat to me. But that doesn't mean it isn't frightening each and every time. I know the trick there with boats in the water is to get them into a cove or bayou and anchor them -- that way they are fine whet...
by jakabedy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I adore these steps, too.
Replies: 0
Views: 367

I adore these steps, too.

I finally made it over to another home I have admired for years. Again, it could use some love. But if you thought the cantilevered asymmetrical steps were a "trip", how about these cascading lilypad steps? http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/000_1465.jpg The rest of the place: ...
by jakabedy
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Fort Worth MCM gem
Replies: 11
Views: 9743

by jakabedy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some MCM architecture in Kingston, Ontario
Replies: 6
Views: 955

You'll need to find a place to "host" the photos, like photobucket, flickr, etc. Once hosted there, you can copy the html code from the site and drop it into your post here.
by jakabedy
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How did I do?
Replies: 17
Views: 3265

You did great! That house appears to have been immaculately maintained by someone who really loved it. The paneling, room dividers, obscured glass, fireplace -- all wonderful. I know you'll enjoy being the new steward of the home.
by jakabedy
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Longview, TX beauty for 138K
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Nifty house. Not so sure about the stuffed bobcat, but the house I like.
by jakabedy
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our MCM home - a face only a mother can love . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 2349

Thanks, all. I think the funniest part about it all was that the appraiser was a very hip looking dude. Trendy slim glasses frames, designer shoes -- I thought he might just "get" the house. So while I do agree with egg that the fans of MCM homes are typically design-oriented or even fashi...
by jakabedy
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

these sellers were on LL a while back asking us about painting the exterior. flippers. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/4428Linpark.jpg Joe - I can see how the time frame makes it look like flippers, but I had some offline dialogue with them since they were local to me. They were ther...
by jakabedy
Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

I am not a techie, and I managed to figure it out. I use photobucket to host my photos. Some use flicker, or other sites. Then I set up the blog through blogspot. Photobucket provides the HTML code to be cut-and-pasted into the blog entry. I want to try to tart my blog up a little bit, but I have to...
by jakabedy
Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

MCMAdmirer - thanks. Seeing the great blogs of some other posters here has inspired me. The American South is not big on MCM in general, so I consider myself part of the consciousness raising!
by jakabedy
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties

**I update this post regularly with new listings. Simply click to the blog link, or scroll down to the latest reply on this thread.

http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/
by jakabedy
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our MCM home - a face only a mother can love . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 2349

Re: and you haven't even zillowed yourself for torture...

Maybe you could use some strategically placed roadside...marbuhl cahlumns. Gabby So that's how you spell that. I found that clip and showed it to DH last night as we were talking about our little house being dissed by the mortgage mafia. It still cracks me up. Gabby, I think your lot is fabulous. I...
by jakabedy
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dining room renovations
Replies: 5
Views: 813

It looks great. On lightening the beams, I wouldn't bother. In our home the posts and beams are very dark brown, which contrasts nicely with the lighter T&G ceiling and panelling. I like the richness of your smooth, dark beams. Ours are rough-finish wood, and I often dream of sanding them down f...

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