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by jakabedy
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - New Listings
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Birmingham, AL - New Listings

There are some great opportunities out there. A couple of places in short sale position now -- strike while the iron is hot. http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/glendmere2.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MC...
by jakabedy
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help! I'm in need of fence ideas and photos.
Replies: 17
Views: 5783

That is terrific looking. Well done!
by jakabedy
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: carports
Replies: 7
Views: 2551

egads is right -- I think we need to see a picture. Is this going to involve extending a roofline from the house? Or is it going to be freestanding?
by jakabedy
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with selecting a tile for kitchen backsplash
Replies: 17
Views: 3990

We didn't have gorgeous original cabinets to work with, but our IKEA Nexus yellow-brown are in the same tone family as your mahogany. I stressed over backsplash, as well. Our house is a more casual, organic MCM, so I didn't want anything too severe or stark. I liked the idea of a mosaic, but agree t...
by jakabedy
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: A. Quincy Jones, Holmby Hills, CA -- $24.95M
Replies: 8
Views: 3604

And next door to the Playboy mansion -- that must be what caused the $5 mil. price reduction! Amazing house.
by jakabedy
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it possible to be too cool?
Replies: 22
Views: 3820

by jakabedy
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Akron OH - Mid-Century Modern home for sale in NE Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 730

That's a great place. And a very reasonable price.
by jakabedy
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA - Robert Green designed home
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Sad.
by jakabedy
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

Thanks, all. Agreed that the current "layout" is pretty much a hodgepodge. We got most of the plants with the house and have unintentionally acquired a few others (funeral, office closing, etc.). I pretty much just put them down and leave them there -- definitely no plan of any kind! Once ...
by jakabedy
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

dilettante - That is a great space. Our other two beds are at the main entrances, as well. I like the idea of keeping it all consistent -- that's what I want to do, as well. I don't think yours is boring. It just needs something with some height -- maybe a Japanese maple (if it will thrive in your a...
by jakabedy
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area
Replies: 11
Views: 3590

Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area

The time has come for something to be done with our atrium. I suppose it isn't actually an atrium, as it isn't walled off and is simply part of the giant heated and cooled space that is our DR/LR/kitchen/atrium. But "garden" doesn't seem right, and I can't think of a better name for it, so...
by jakabedy
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Airfloor?
Replies: 29
Views: 5231

I can honestly say I never knew such a thing existed. But it seems like a really good idea! I've never attempted to polish a slab, but is it not possible in this case because there is only an inch of slab above the plenum? Does the polishing process cut significantly into the thickness? perhaps ther...
by jakabedy
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Got the box to fit
Replies: 3
Views: 2359

Nice! The whole bathroom looks great.
by jakabedy
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A New Venture
Replies: 64
Views: 40313

I'd like a frozen margarita and a bowl of queso, please.
by jakabedy
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA Beautiful, original condition!
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Nice.
by jakabedy
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3943

I'm confused then. Is it OK to paint it, as long as its not blue?
by jakabedy
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Square vs galley kitchens
Replies: 13
Views: 2875

Thanks, CF! It was a long time coming -- just shy of five months from initial demo to the last coat of paint on the pantry doors. But it was all DIY except the countertops and the plumber. I planned it for over a year trying to respect the design of the house but also get in the needed updates. Walk...
by jakabedy
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Square vs galley kitchens
Replies: 13
Views: 2875

I can see the utility of both styles. We have a galley now and I love it. I think the beauty of the galley, particularly if the sink is somewhat centrally located, is that those prepping on that stretch have equal access to the sink. In a U-shaped plan, it seems that one person is always far from th...
by jakabedy
Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What kind of flooring is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

S&G - We had that same hideous tile in our ca. 1967 faux-adobe house in Albuquerque. I turned five the year we moved there and always imagined that worms had damaged the tile. Of course, that house also had red shag carpet in the living room and a powder room with walls and ceiling covered in bu...
by jakabedy
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What kind of flooring is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

It looks like a travertine to me. Is that really the Farnsworth house? I didn't think it was that close to a major road. But I've never been there.
by jakabedy
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Where's a good place to sell '30s to '40s antiques?
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

I would suggest the usual haunts - ebay and Craigslist. You could also load them up and drive them to a few local antique malls and see if any of the dealers/owners there would be interested (folks do this all the time). Re the saxophone, my husband plays sax so by default sort of collects them. Can...
by jakabedy
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Garage door on Techbuilt house??? AFTER pic POSTED
Replies: 22
Views: 1683

That looks great!
by jakabedy
Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tar & Gravel Roof Tri-Level
Replies: 15
Views: 11585

Our roof is not flat, but low pitch. We have what I believe is the original membrane roof, ca. 1978. The membrane has been fine. We are also in a wooded area, and the hubby gets up there a couple times a year to blow off the roof. While Alabama doesn't have the snow that you would have in Michigan, ...
by jakabedy
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Story on Texas' first Mid-Century Historic District
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

by jakabedy
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My new Cliff May in Long Beach
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Congrats! It looks like you and the beasties are having fun already.
by jakabedy
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

Late summer update to listings

Lots of nice options. http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/ http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/1424FerncliffCircle2.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/1628DobbsLn.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/221120thAvenueSouth.jpg http://i4.photobucket.c...
by jakabedy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: South Orange, Maplewood or Montclair NJ?
Replies: 7
Views: 709

I know I've been in the South too long, but . . . just what is it that you guys get for $868 per month in property taxes? I know there is the snow and ice expense that we don't have, but still. Does somebody from the county come out and edge your lawn? Train your dog? signed, jakabedy (whose four an...
by jakabedy
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need creative ideas for our small kitchen
Replies: 13
Views: 3498

We also had the pony wall issue. But our range was on the rear wall and the sink on the pony wall side of our galley, so we didn't have to worry about venting on the island side. Ours was wrapped in brick on the front (with planter boxes on top) and wooden walls on the side that all extended about 9...
by jakabedy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flat roof/old house smell HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 6027

This is a bit off topic, but do any of you flat roof folks also have skylights you're working with? Are the roofers able to work with the existing skylights and keep the transition waterproof?

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