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by greenmod
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Please help in identifying this chair?? Pearsall maybe???
Replies: 19
Views: 2543

Slim definitely has this situation under control, I just wanted to chime in and say I love the turquoise. I think the dark green blends too much, doesn't pop.

Love the chair. If you can't find a place for it, feel free to send it my way. It would look nice with my grete jalk and dux chairs. :D
by greenmod
Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Replacement cooktop - coil or glass surface?
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

The Mr Clean Magic Erasers work better than the white liquid stuff. That said, I hated our ceramic cook top (came with the house) and sold it and bought a '62 Frigidaire Flair. It was not good for canning and it hated our vintage enameled cast iron cookware.
by greenmod
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: removing tile from stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Great house! We are in the same boat as you - we live in a post and beam MCM that was made "contemporary via Home Depot" by the previous owners. I guess before they left their mark it was pretty much original :roll: WHY would you drywall the beams? I'll be looking forward to your pictures....
by greenmod
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some of your favorite 2 story MCM's
Replies: 30
Views: 2450

I am surprised at the enthusiasm that is being expressed in an effort to provide "good ways" to add a second floor to existing mid-century houses. I read the OP as wanting ideas for building a new two story home in a MCM style. Going back, it does sound like he wanted to add a 2nd story t...
by greenmod
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some of your favorite 2 story MCM's
Replies: 30
Views: 2450

I don't know if you are only talking about "famous" maker MCMs, but I don't think 2 stories are unusual here in the NW. You might try searching for NW moderns. My house, as well as the only other two moderns I looked at when buying, are all 2 story. I'm with eggMcMuffin on houses being bui...
by greenmod
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MODern Produce Garden
Replies: 17
Views: 3665

I don't think any mushrooms are illegal unless you sell them..... But I'm much too old to even consider such a thing anymore. :oops: I think it is illegal to consume them, but maybe I am wrong. You are right though, they are legal to grow. They grow in front of our fire station. Not that I would kn...
by greenmod
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MODern Produce Garden
Replies: 17
Views: 3665

Our yard is still a serious work in progress so I'm not going to bother with pictures. We had to terrace our backyard (very steep slope) and did it with concrete blocks that now serve as raised beds. I'm very into "food, not lawns" so I put in food where ever there is space. Maybe not mode...
by greenmod
Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our friendly Seattle architect in good company
Replies: 18
Views: 2435

Re: one of my old Sunset books-

I'd love to see this. Also our 1955 home was supposedly shown in Sunset about then. Original owner Wamba , architect Hawley Dudley , Seattle. See my jgWebSite (below). Jerry [/quote] I scanned it for you. This is from Sunset Ideas for Remodeling Your Home, 1969. http://harmonythreads.com/images/sun...
by greenmod
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just bought a SCHOLZ California Contemporary in Ohio PICTS
Replies: 48
Views: 26519

I love the courtyard. Wow. Color me jealous.
by greenmod
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our friendly Seattle architect in good company
Replies: 18
Views: 2435

I noticed last night he was listed in one of my old Sunset books. Even more impressive :wink:
by greenmod
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM?
Replies: 21
Views: 2371

Wouldn't it be great if the current . . . pause in the "march of progress" led to some real and widespread re-thinking about priorities, choices, and consequences. . .? SDR I think we are getting there. I just read an article this week about the drop in housing size. We seemed to have fin...
by greenmod
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone know what kind of glass this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 713

I suspect you may be looking at a relatively costly proposition. Well curses to the previous owners that removed it then :evil: I suppose my chances of an 8' piece showing up at habitat are pretty slim. I did google, but haven't located anything that looks the same. I'll try printing a pic and taki...
by greenmod
Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone know what kind of glass this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Does anyone know what kind of glass this is?

I searched, I promise. Mistlite seems to be the common one, but I don't think that is what this is, although no one ever posts close pics. Looks similar to that lovely '70s glass that is typically amber except less rounded with deeper lines through it. We are currently uncovering our clerestory and ...
by greenmod
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Dripping wet cedar soffits – cause? (not a roof leak)
Replies: 15
Views: 1887

I'm in Olympia, WA - so I experienced the same weather as you up there in Van. I also have a very similar roof design (torch down, insulated over actual house, not overhangs). You can see my snow post here: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=13689 We have not seen the condensation issue y...
by greenmod
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: 1962 Safeway Supermarket
Replies: 10
Views: 7352

by greenmod
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Share: Biggest Bang for Buck On Your Home's Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

We did house numbers, 4 outdoor lights, door knob, and scraping the paint off the escutcheon (grand total of $110). Right now we are taking the siding off our under eave windows. We are working on our 4 year plan for landscaping. We are very "food, not lawns" though, so I don't know how &q...
by greenmod
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Starburst tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Wow, $50! Our old kitchen ('59 atomic ranch) was tiled in those.
by greenmod
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist house numbers
Replies: 57
Views: 12682

We replaced our giant fake brass plaque with . We are pretty happy with them (for the price).

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by greenmod
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pryne * Co. Inc Blo Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 826

My plan was to suggest the fan we have in our bathroom. Our house is very remuddled and mostly home depot by the previous owners so I thought it would be readily available. I screwed the front off to get a brand for you and - shockingly - it is a blo-fan. Guess I won't be sourcing another for the ot...
by greenmod
Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: At what point do you worry about snow load?
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Well we left it until it started melting. The middle of the roof which is directly over the house was melting (from the heat of the house) and sliding to the lower, non heated porch area and refreezing since it was colder there. We ended up with all the weight on the overhang and the downspouts wher...
by greenmod
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cape Cod (MA) Modernism
Replies: 4
Views: 342

I think quite a few of us West Coasters could show you scenes like this right now. http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/harmonythreads/snow5.jpg I can't get out of my house as my street is now the black diamond hill. http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/harmonythreads/snow4.jpg
by greenmod
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: At what point do you worry about snow load?
Replies: 4
Views: 704

by greenmod
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our mid-mod vacation rental
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Wow, cool place. I love those globe lights along the driveway.
by greenmod
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: At what point do you worry about snow load?
Replies: 4
Views: 704

At what point do you worry about snow load?

We don't typically get much snow here. We just measured and we are up to 8" with more on the way (just started coming down again). I'm a little nervous about our gently sloped roof. I'm also a little nervous about sending dh up onto the gently sloped and icy roof to shovel though. Anyone in sno...
by greenmod
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: White-Trim-itis
Replies: 18
Views: 1584

I'm curious what you all would suggest to paint to diminish the vinyl. Our MCM is three colors. Not white trim, but lighter brown trim around the very white vinyl windows. We do need to repaint in the next couple years but are stumped on this issue. If we paint the whole house the same color, it see...
by greenmod
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: cool slide out stove. Any familiar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

It's a 1962 Frigidaire Flair. I have the same one in my kitchen, except the double oven version: http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/harmonythreads/flair.jpg If you truly want one, I would watch for one with accessories. The rotisserie attachment rocks and is extremely hard to find without a wh...
by greenmod
Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nearing the Finish Line: Kitchen Remodel
Replies: 16
Views: 2282

I like how you used just a bit of the mosaic. I've had in mind to do the same when we redo the kitchen but wasn't sure how it would look. I think the kitchen looks great.
by greenmod
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Bedroom Ceiling Lights for 1955 MCM
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Our last house was a '59 atomic ranch with all original lighting and all the bedrooms had a variation of that one you show in your post.
by greenmod
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We made it! Atomic Ranch - Fall 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Yes, I saw it and recognized your home and name (not many Robb's with two bs around) and told dh you post here. Congratulations! Being a "working class" MCM owner, I was really pleased with the regular people articles in AR.
by greenmod
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: EWWW! Disastrous kitchen re-muddle featured in Sunset
Replies: 45
Views: 4481

As for those of you convinced a 30 to 50 year old appliance is perfectly fine with respect to continued use -- rather than investing in a new appliance -- please visit this link. There are a number of links within this Slate piece that are also quite informative. http://www.slate.com/id/2198670/ Th...

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