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by markjudep
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Added attic? Low ceilings? noob question
Replies: 16
Views: 1063

How low is low? If your ceilings are really low, you might want to think of raising the ceiling. We had that done on our first floor before we moved in. They re-routed the duct work to the sides of the rooms and raised the ceiling by just over a foot. Of course, the ceiling we removed was only that ...
by markjudep
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: OUR NEW HOME FT. WORTH TEXAS
Replies: 38
Views: 6345

I'm sickened with envy, and isn't that what this is all about?

What an amazing home. And Ft. Worth is so much better than Dallas.
by markjudep
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help needed in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Thanks. I've actually heard of Sol before--he comes highly recommended by DWR one of the modern dealers at ABC. Perhaps loading up a U-Haul and driving to Queens is the way to do it.
by markjudep
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help needed in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Help needed in Connecticut

Anyone know of a good roofer in Fairfield County, CT? I'm in Weston, and our roof is flat and rubber-coated. No leaks but there is some pooling. Our insurance company is making us 'repair' it, despite the fact that the pooling is minimal and, as I mentioned above, there are no leaks. I've heard 'The...
by markjudep
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flatware
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Thanks for your tips.

I think I read about the Dansk reissues but I assumed they'd be too expensive. I'm going for the Dansk Variation V.
by markjudep
Sun May 31, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flatware
Replies: 5
Views: 462

flatware

Any good new modern flatware out there? The decent vintage stuff on eBay always goes for a lot.
by markjudep
Sun May 10, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: the three little Eichlers in NY
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Wow. That real estate agent really went all out with the staging photos! I'm surprised she managed to flush the toilet. That said, this house is great. When we shopped for an MCM within an hour of Manhattan a few years ago, we looked at a lot of houses in the neighborhood with the three Eichlers. Th...
by markjudep
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Alphaville furniture, quality of their "knock offs"
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

You can often find the real thing (licensed, vintage) on eBay for cheaper.
by markjudep
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern it ain't-
Replies: 36
Views: 4211

Sadly, the Frankenmansions of Vulgaria are creeping into even the most interesting of real estate websites:

http://www.architectureforsale.com/addr ... rty_ID=780

The terms "Frankenmansion" and "Vulgaria" are meant only in a light-hearted, positive, and friendly way.
by markjudep
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: VCT Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 2832

But seal it first!
by markjudep
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: North Haven, Connecticut: Rouse house, King-lui Wu Architect
Replies: 13
Views: 1279

Drove by today. House is great, a real gem. I love how the wall with no windows faces the neighbor's house (so you don't have to look at the neighbor's house). The detached the garage is great, too--is there a little room in the back of it?
by markjudep
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: VCT Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 2832

Again, make sure you seal it BEFORE you start with the Armstrong polish!
by markjudep
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: VCT Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 2832

Make sure you seal it BEFORE you use any polish on it, if you want that really glossy look. We sadly didn't do that, and now we have to strip all the polish.

Regardless of your interiors, I'd think twice about creating a pattern with tiles. I vote all black or all gray.

Good luck.
by markjudep
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Charles Pollock Sling Chairs
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Sadly, the bolts/pins used are not on the wikipedia page, but thank you. They are too small to photograph, but I drew one and took a photo of that.

Here:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 059&ref=mf
by markjudep
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Beautiful Rummer for Sale in Beaverton, OR
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Why can't I live in Portland?????

I love Rummers, and this one looks amazing. I love the front. Some lucky duck will get this. I hope he or she appreciates it.
by markjudep
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Charles Pollock Sling Chairs
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Charles Pollock Sling Chairs

Has anyone every taken these apart? I'd love to remove and re-paint the arms, but they're attached by weird bolts/pins that I've never seen before and I have no idea how to unscrew/pop them out. Help. They're very small --maybe a radius of 2.5-3 mm. The arms are metal, dipped in several coats of bla...
by markjudep
Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Granada Hills Eichler in LA Times
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

The kitchen looks great, but I could do without most of the 'art' she has up, especially that thing she has above the fireplace. Yikes.
by markjudep
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Feature in Fresno Bee's Imagine Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Great article and home, Miguel. Maybe a few more MCM owners in Fresno will be inspired to embrace their home's aesthetic instead of fighting it.
by markjudep
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 5306

by markjudep
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 5306

by markjudep
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 5306

Thanks, egads. We've been using that Armstrong stuff--shiny, but not super shiny. I'll head out to Lowe's tomorrow.
by markjudep
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: To Uncover or Leave Covered...
Replies: 26
Views: 5306

Do any of you experienced VAT people have recommendations for stripping, cleaning, buffing products? We bought an Orec buffer, but even with that, we can't seem to get that gloss.
by markjudep
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hello, and my MCM house
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

by markjudep
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Neuvo Living furniture
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Avoid unlicensed knock-offs. Go for the real (vintage) deal on eBay.
by markjudep
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Photos of My TN House -- Joyce, Pearson & Prout
Replies: 7
Views: 3617

Nicely done.
by markjudep
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Searching for exterior bullet lights
Replies: 4
Views: 606

I highly endorse Remcraft. I put up a bunch this summer. Sexy.
by markjudep
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Portland, OR -- wonderful, original 50s modern 3 bed+
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

No photos, no fun!

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