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by jakabedy
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Apartment Therapy House Tour
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Nice!
by jakabedy
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flat roof/old house smell HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 6027

I know foam is the go-to solution in CA, but has anyone in a rainy, wooded area had a foam roof? Does it hold up to limbs, branches, etc. and would it tolerate my husband walking across it several times a year to blow it off? Of course, this whole question is moot, as I'd have to truck in a crew 150...
by jakabedy
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Hal Levitt, Beverly Hills -- $15M (rounded up!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Yummy.
by jakabedy
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

I've added some new listings to the Magic City Modern blog. A little something for every price range. http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/ Some samples . . . http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/3325SpringhillRoad.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/527HillyerHighRoa...
by jakabedy
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mineola, TX, MCM in great condition for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 761

That is gorgeous, and in excellent condition. And in my price range! If only "halfway between Shreveport and Dallas" were a place where I could earn a living, I'd be all over it.
by jakabedy
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Bond's Aston Martin, for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

by jakabedy
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: any fixes to keep the sink?
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

I second the caution about reglazing. Apparently the previous owners of our place had the tub reglazed, because now the stuff is starting to come off in little sheets. This is not attractive when the reglaze is white and the original tub is black. Now added to the list of projects is some solution f...
by jakabedy
Sun May 30, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Vintage BH&Gs magazine featuring our home design...
Replies: 18
Views: 3104

Thanks for starting the flicker set. Ours is a Better Homes for All America plan, and I'll get it added. Does anyone know the time frame for Five-Star vs. BHFAA? And are these the same plans that could have been badged Five-Star earlier, then rebadged BHFAA? If I knew the time frame, I would jut sta...
by jakabedy
Wed May 26, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Vintage BH&Gs magazine featuring our home design...
Replies: 18
Views: 3104

Very cool! Ours is also a BH&G, but from the "Homes for Better Living" series, which I think came after the "Five-Star" series. I sat for hours once combing back-issues and came up dry. I would love to "chat" with your WA contact to see if he has any ideas for my fu...
by jakabedy
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen Cabinets
Replies: 13
Views: 2419

Re: Ikea Nexus - our kitchen has only been in for a few months, but I am amazed at the quality for the price. The drawer hardware is by Blum, which gives you full-extension and soft-close in a very sturdy package. The slab doors have been great so far. We are two adults with well-behaved animals, th...
by jakabedy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen Cabinets
Replies: 13
Views: 2419

This is very much a love/hate issue among midmod owners. Keeping the original no matter the condition vs. sourcing original pieces vs. custom building original replicas vs. something entirely new. We went the IKEA route. Very budget-friendly with excellent features, and the Nexus slab-style doors ha...
by jakabedy
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid 1950s Gem
Replies: 8
Views: 2490

Gorgeous place. There is a lot going on with all the different finishes, but somehow it all works.
by jakabedy
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Unwise Changes needing Undoing-
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Did the original design include a shower in the tub? I think it must not have given the skylight and the roofline. I ask, because I don't know that -- short of changing the entire footprint -- there would be a way to add a shower to that room and still please the purists. I am not a fan of the tub u...
by jakabedy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Tustin, CA - Cliff May (under $400k)
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

I think it has potential. But I'd worry about a dinning room -- how loud it must be in there.
by jakabedy
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some funniness: http://unhappyhipsters.tumblr.com/
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Too funny. The husband sometimes looks at those magazines an asks if our home is in danger of someday making us irretrievably sad.
by jakabedy
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Living Member Websites
Replies: 60
Views: 44483

Site Name: Magic City Modern URL: http://magiccitymodern.blogspot.com/ Site Author: jakabedy (Jennifer) What you'll find there: Pictorial tour of MCM homes and structures in the Birmingham, Alabama area, with links to mods on the market. Also, the occasional vintage decor find and updates on project...
by jakabedy
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3300

What will you use at the exposed edge? Most glass tiles don't have a bullnose option, so you will have to address that raw edge in some way. Our tile is a mosaic in a staggered brick pattern, which means cutting tiny tiles at the edge. That can be buried in an inside corner, but would be prominent a...
by jakabedy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: kitchen glass backsplash help
Replies: 25
Views: 3300

We're taking the feature wall option. Our cooking "alcove" has 31" on either side of the range, and there are no upper cabinets in the alcove. Our plan is to have no backsplash at all on the return walls. But we're a few weeks from being able to install it (countertop fabrication issu...
by jakabedy
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Columbus, OHIO MCM $420,000 3500 sq ft.
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

What a phenomenal opportunity.But I wonder if one could get financing on it in that condition.
by jakabedy
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX - All MCM's all areas, $74,900 to $4,000,000
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

Houston is the area I'm most familiar with as well. I looked at taking a transfer there back in 2004 and was shocked at the tax rates. If I recall correctly there is the property tax, then in some areas the school tax on top of that . . . it all adds up. To contrast, I am in an unincorporated area i...
by jakabedy
Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Houston, TX - All MCM's all areas, $74,900 to $4,000,000
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

No, Alabama is a bargain. Texas is only a bargain when compared in a vacuum to California. TX is sold as a retirement destination, but I imagine a lot of folks get surprised when the first property tax bill comes. I'd rather pay 5% of my income in tax than 4% of my home's value, since my income is a...
by jakabedy
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member with New (to me) Usonian Style Home!
Replies: 24
Views: 3706

by jakabedy
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: lawrence welk resort and museum in escondido ca
Replies: 12
Views: 7526

Thank ya, boys!
by jakabedy
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta GA - Amazing A-Frame in Northcrest
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Don't tempt me!
by jakabedy
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My New Mod
Replies: 16
Views: 3774

Very nice! What area of Houston?
by jakabedy
Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, AL - Available mod properties
Replies: 18
Views: 4904

New listing in Birmingham, AL

I toured this one a few years ago and have been in love ever since. $875K is steep, but it's a wooded lot in Mountain Brook, so . . . http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/cherokee1.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/MCM/cherokee2.jpg http://tiny.cc/CherokeeRd
by jakabedy
Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Show us your modern christmas tree!
Replies: 83
Views: 27596

OK. Me, too. We're in mid-kitchen reno and the standard tree location is awash in cabinets and boxes. If we're done by next weekend with the cabinet part of the install, I might convince DH to put it up. But that will take a lot of convincing! Here was last year: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...

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