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by jakabedy
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Renewing our Flat Roof-
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Just got a new roof on my "pad" this previous summer. My blog post here. It's a Polyurea roof, Seamless, cheap because of install, and not bothered by standing water (It's even used for swimming pools). Take a look into that as a possible solution. Wisco, Where'd you order those skylights...
by jakabedy
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 2658

It's a Tudor revival, no? My first house purchase was a 2/1 Tudor revival bungalow. It actually lived extremely well. No wasted space. Plenty of light. Good, solid, ca. 1929 construction. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/balcourt-1.jpg By contrast, I grew up in a series of plain-brown-...
by jakabedy
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 40313

I see you took off the octopus. What was your HVAC solution?
by jakabedy
Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Opinions on exterior paint, please
Replies: 9
Views: 3484

What exactly is happening in that courtyard area? What does that railing across the front of the shingled area do? I see that it looks like there is a walkway around the side, but could the rest of it be done away with, and the courtyard all becomes one level? If so, then I would consider actually w...
by jakabedy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX Boom-a-rang mod $129,000
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

I'm not the OP, but I believe the house is in Glenbrook Valley, which is southeast, near Hobby. If you send him a PM I'm sure he'll get back with you.
by jakabedy
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta GA - $65,000 MCM foreclosure
Replies: 5
Views: 1727

Nice. I clicked on the "map" and got sad as I backed out. Definitely not a good area. But when clicking to bird's-eye view, it looks like that particular little n'hood is still pretty decent. Did you see the place caddy-corner across the street, with what looks like four barrel-vaulted sec...
by jakabedy
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Development Re-Doing Entryway
Replies: 9
Views: 1955

Do you have a shot of the entire wall/sign? If the wall is large and not easily changed, perhaps the answer is to have a smaller sign made to place on the wall. It could be in a quasi-googie shape, with the "River Forest" in a more modern font.
by jakabedy
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hey all, pray for us and the loan modification. If not,
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Oh, no! Here's to hoping that you're able to work it out. I know you love your place.
by jakabedy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lofty home expansion project...
Replies: 24
Views: 4738

I think it's interesting, and looks to be in keeping ith the style of the original house. And I'm assuming you have no setback or driveway cut or other issues, because that is a BIG addition! And I think it is a good solution when working ith the existing rooflines. I know you're set on detached, bu...
by jakabedy
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Gen Y doesn't want McMs
Replies: 15
Views: 4233

What we have here is failure to communicate.

The OP references "McM", which I take as being an abbreviation for a McMansion. We're used to seeing MCM -- for mid-century modern.

Back to your scheduled programming.
by jakabedy
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Thoughts on this Usonian-style dining set?
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

ch - thanks. The auction set has been refinished, which I really don't mind. The set I found has its original blond finish, which isn't my favorite. And I'm not sure it could be duplicated well once repairs are done. Maybe withone of those Heywood-Wakefield stain/glaze applications. I'd probably be ...
by jakabedy
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Thoughts on this Usonian-style dining set?
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

It is a basic look, to be sure. But interesting.
by jakabedy
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Thoughts on this Usonian-style dining set?
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

Thoughts on this Usonian-style dining set?

I came across this and was intrigued. Its attributed to KARP furniture, ca. 1946. Don't know about that. Does anyone have any information on it? It's veneer, with some damage. But it could probably be had for a reasonable price. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/Karp3.jpg http://i4....
by jakabedy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A few progress pics
Replies: 16
Views: 4219

by jakabedy
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: "You are in the Village"
Replies: 2
Views: 4585

Helen, Georgia, "A Touch of Old Bavaria in the north Georgia mountains" This was a dead lumber town that began to reimagine itself as little Bavaria in about 1968. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/helen2.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/helen1.jpg All the Ch...
by jakabedy
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendale, CA - Richard Banta, 1962. $599,000
Replies: 3
Views: 994

by jakabedy
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

Another round of mo beauties in the Magic City -- nothing earth-shattering this time, but some interesting options. http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/2224GreatRock2.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/2224GreatRock.jpg http://i4...
by jakabedy
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bought my 1st MCM apartment!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 8690

I love it. I know some will say you should have kept the original bath, but I like what you did with it, and I am sure it is infinitely more functional for you. The kitchen is clean and appropriate (IKEA?) and I really like the stairs stripped of carpet and refinished. I would move in tomorrow.
by jakabedy
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: slider window drapes
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

I think hemming the curtains so they are the same length as the window opening would be a good compromise. That way your wife and girls get the color, but the window is still treated correctly. You could also consider sourcing some vintage or vintage-look fabric, maybe in a barkcloth, and do it up r...
by jakabedy
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 'Tis the season for glass houses
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

Seasons Greetings!

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by jakabedy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3602

And I have to give a shout out to the Ryan Navion. It doesn't get much cooler than my dad's 1949 model:

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by jakabedy
Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - 8831 WONDERLAND PARK Ave - $2.5M
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Nice.
by jakabedy
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3602

This beauty was for sale at a boat dealer near me a few years ago. Ca. 1958.


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by jakabedy
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What brand of appliances are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

It all looks very European to me. Well, except for the big dishwasher.
by jakabedy
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Window Insulation
Replies: 15
Views: 4420

not living in the midwest is one solution :wink: I think Joe is onto something here. We're in Alabama, not the upper midwest. We don't get snow, but we do get into the 20s in the winter and stay in the 90s through the summer. Our modern homes are simply not optimal for non-temperate climates. We ha...
by jakabedy
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Whats on your counters?
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Behind the range I have a stainless utensil caddy, stainless S&P shakers, and a dish I uses as a spoonrest. To the right I have a ca. 1915 A&C clock and a 1931 piece of Rookwood pottery. There is also presently a knife block, and I hate those knives (they came with DH) so I am trying to figu...
by jakabedy
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston Mod "Available Mod Properties" Updated lis
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

I never knew there was a FLW in Houston -- well, a FLW with a giant appendage!
by jakabedy
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our House on Apartment Therapy!
Replies: 13
Views: 3402

I follow your blog, so I know this has been a labor of love for both of you. I'm glad to see it will now be recognized by so many more folks!
by jakabedy
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Minneapolis, MN - 1968 Encaustic Foam house!
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Minneapolis, MN - 1968 Encaustic Foam house!

Live out your "Sleeper" fantasies. It looks like it has been very well maintained. $212K! http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/ensculptic.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/encaustic2.jpg http://www.mnseller.com/idx/mls-3962468-670_north_branch_rd_minnetri...
by jakabedy
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Sat. Nov. 13 - Atomic Crash Party!
Replies: 0
Views: 1053

Birmingham, AL - Sat. Nov. 13 - Atomic Crash Party!

This is our first ever Atomic Crash Party for the fans of MCM architecture in and around Birmingham, Alabama. Come one and come all. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/100_0146.jpg Where: Private Residence, Montevallo, AL When: Saturday, Nov, 13 Time: 1-5pm, Open House. Light snacks, bee...

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