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by JGropp
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nothing wring with "Community"-
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Nothing wring with "Community"-

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2010/09/15/2012909500.jpg but do they have to be this kind of old fashioned design? Jerry G. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2012896772_realseabrook19.html Here's a custom project of mine just a few miles down the beach. http://knol.google.com...
by JGropp
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

misled by paint stores?

I hear (and see) what Jerry is saying. Nonetheless, I have seen greater travesties right down the street from me. Changes so horrid I cannot bring myself to describe them. Horrid as they may well be, I'd like to see a photo or two of these "travesties" . Sorry to say, MCMs are often mistr...
by JGropp
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eicher Zolatone Colors
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

on "zolatone"-

"Zolatone" was a water-based
paint suspended in very lethal
lacquer. Sorta looked like a lot
of highly-colored pollywogs. J-
by JGropp
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

MirageScreens for our sliding doors-

Click here: New MirageScreens for our Sliding Doors - - a knol showing how I adapted these to our Mid-Century Modern sliders- so much easier to live with day long, every day during Summer. http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/new-miragescreens-for-our-sliding-doors/246qxuxd260sm/129# J...
by JGropp
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

up to you-

The color is up to you
as far as I'm concerned.
Jerry
by JGropp
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

When we bought our MCM-

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When we bought our beloved MI
MCM some twenty five years ago,
the very first thing we did
was paint the dark brown a light
color as you can see here. Jerry
by JGropp
Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

Well Yes- It is an MCM (sorta)-
when viewed from the front. J-

There are others around that
I'll go take some pictures of.
(To dangle a participle- bad).
by JGropp
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED
Replies: 15
Views: 3422

Is this the Way to treat a Mid-Century Modern? UPDATED

http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/6fjrzd/bright-blue-mcm-2.gif The people driving on Mercer Island are seeing more than a few of these very brightly painted "Mid-Century Modern" homes these days. I'm of two minds about the so "non-earthy" colors used. I guess it all dep...
by JGropp
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Buying a used car is just like buying a lived-in house-
Replies: 2
Views: 930

FRaC-
As to: "why no 'written report'?"
this is to keep the costs down. I
usually charge $250 plus travel.
This is not a comprehensive
survey. Just a very experienced
residential architect walking thru
and looking things over while
discussing what he sees. Jerry
by JGropp
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Buying a used car is just like buying a lived-in house-
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Buying a used car is just like buying a lived-in house-

http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/o90moq/p4150038.jpg Buying a used car is really just like buying a lived-in house- You have to know what you're doing. Here's a Google Knol I've written describing how I'm able to help the home buying process. JG http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-archit...
by JGropp
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My UpDated Seattle PI Reader Blog.
Replies: 1
Views: 746

I'm not a backward looker-

I'm not a backward looker- but-
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it used to be easier to make
a living doing custom homes.
Jerry
by JGropp
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My UpDated Seattle PI Reader Blog.
Replies: 1
Views: 746

My UpDated Seattle PI Reader Blog.

Here's a link to My Now UpDated
Seattle PI NewsPaper Reader Blog
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by JGropp
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any RE purchase has to be looked at w/ expert artistic eyes-
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

my very few teardowns have had some good results-

I've not done many teardowns in my time- but here's one that resulted in a very nice waterfront home replacing the ratty old one that had been there. It later sold for 4.5M. Click the Link below J- http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/a-mercer-island-waterfront-home/246qxuxd260sm/83# h...
by JGropp
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any RE purchase has to be looked at w/ expert artistic eyes-
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

FRaC- Thanks for the thanks. J-
by JGropp
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any RE purchase has to be looked at w/ expert artistic eyes-
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

my Knol-

Joe- You're such a provacatuer!
Here's my Knol on the subject. Jerry

by JGropp
Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any RE purchase has to be looked at w/ expert artistic eyes-
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Any RE purchase has to be looked at w/ expert artistic eyes-

We’ve had this discussion before.- and it’s worth having again. Any Real Estate purchase has to be looked at with expert artistic eyes- not just a cold calculating Real Estater's eyes highly predjudiced against an allegedly “obsolete” style such as Mid-Century Modern.. When I as a long-time residen...
by JGropp
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The New York Times Opinionator Blog-
Replies: 5
Views: 779

in response to Joe-

As Joe said above: "you can have a formal sit down dinner. you just don't need to dedicate square footage exclusively for that purpose. Modernism produced the open plan. if you accept it as everything has a multipurpose to it, you can do anything in that space you want. the freedom to use the ...
by JGropp
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The New York Times Opinionator Blog-
Replies: 5
Views: 779

a good comment

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Hi Gabby- a good comment! Jerry
by JGropp
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The New York Times Opinionator Blog-
Replies: 5
Views: 779

The New York Times Opinionator Blog-

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/08/05/opinion/lr_arieff/lr_arieff-custom6.jpg Very interesting "Home for Life" The New York Times Opinionator Blog- (Click) http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/home-for-life/ I find this worth reading and am often moved to comment on it...
by JGropp
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

Why can’t architecture be both-

As to: " Why can’t architecture be both the framework for life and a work of art at the same time?"- it certainly should be. My point exactly. I have no animus against Veturi. As for Post-Modernism I feel that it really was promoted by the media at the expense of architectural honesty. As...
by JGropp
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCMs vs McMs
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Teardowns-

clarksdaleplace- As you can see by
our own house on my WebSite below.
our own P&J house was rescued by us
from being a teardown. We love it. JG
by JGropp
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

my Perspective-

Spaceghost- As to: "Mr. Gropp your perspective would be of particular interest. I would love to know how you learned about the work of Venturi in particular the Vanna Venturi House. How the architecture community around you reacted." -------------------------------------------------------...
by JGropp
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

Why I see things differently-

Here's why I see things differently - my years of specialized custom residential architecture practice- a home is something that has to work for those who live in it , pay for it. It's not just a piece of art. http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/jerry-gropp-architect-aia-ps/246qxuxd26...
by JGropp
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

Joe- Is this what you meant to say? Jerry

"just discussing. having differing opinions does not
equate to hate. people see things differently. and that's fine."
by JGropp
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

not worth the media dulation-

classic form
As to: "Take a step back and open
your eyes folks, it's not that bad."-

always appreciate good advice- but-
it's not that good either. definetly
not worth the media adulation it rcvd...
Jerry
by JGropp
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

Keep it coming!

I really love the dialog that
has developed from this post.
Keep it coming! Jerry
by JGropp
Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

"Meaningful Architecture?"-

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"Meaningful Architecture?"-
Sorry-
I don't find this to be so. Jerry
by JGropp
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

PostModern further along-

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Yet another Venturi
The Seattle Downtown Art Museum
which I like even less
than his houses. Jerry-
by JGropp
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

JG Reply to clarksdaleplace-

clarksdaleplace- Very well put!
You've put your finger on yet more
of the things I think are certainly not
designworthy-
to say the least. Jerry
by JGropp
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3417

I've been pondering why-

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/07/29/opinion/lroom_venturi/lroom_venturi-custom1.jpg I've been pondering why I find this an unsatisfactory design on what looks like a nice site. The small, arbitrarily placed windows start the list. Plus- I wonder why there's no landscaping evident. J- PS-...

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