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by JGropp
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

Know what you mean-

Scowsa- Know what you mean.
Our kids lived in Hammersmith
for many years. Monty Python
is my favorite.
by JGropp
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

An aerial view of my early home

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An aerial view of my teen
years home. Note the sunken
driveway with cheek walls.
by JGropp
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We used to use BluePrints-
Replies: 11
Views: 3644

Sheet Size-

what's the sheet size of that blueprint? it looks like 18x24, 20x24 or something .. a much 'squarer' proportion than i'm used to. real drawing is lost on most of today's youth and i think the computer takes away a lot of the thinking about how a building goes together (especially when drawing detai...
by JGropp
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

It's a Tudor revival, no? My first house purchase was a 2/1 Tudor revival bungalow. It actually lived extremely well. No wasted space. Plenty of light. Good, solid, ca. 1929 construction. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/balcourt-1.jpg By contrast, I grew up in a series of plain-brown...
by JGropp
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

It's a Tudor revival, no? My first house purchase was a 2/1 Tudor revival bungalow. It actually lived extremely well. No wasted space. Plenty of light. Good, solid, ca. 1929 construction. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/balcourt-1.jpg By contrast, I grew up in a series of plain-brown...
by JGropp
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

It's a Tudor revival, no? My first house purchase was a 2/1 Tudor revival bungalow. It actually lived extremely well. No wasted space. Plenty of light. Good, solid, ca. 1929 construction. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/jakabedy/balcourt-1.jpg By contrast, I grew up in a series of plain-brown...
by JGropp
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We used to use BluePrints-
Replies: 11
Views: 3644

We used to use BluePrints-

no more- I use much better Xerox prints nowdays Here's a page from one of my sets of Construction BluePrints and the house that was built from them. http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5029/5574932203_bf4b05d79a_z.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5575521160_6af19d2d43_z.jpg (Click Knol-) http://k...
by JGropp
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My teen years were spent in this house in-
Replies: 13
Views: 2686

My teen years were spent in this house in-

Seattle's Wallingford District.

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(the left one) taken by Google
from a moving vehicle which
is why it's slanting no doubt.
by JGropp
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What lead up to Mid-Century Modern Homes-
Replies: 0
Views: 1359

What lead up to Mid-Century Modern Homes-

I love these pictures of old cars and the roads they drove on. They made it possible to live outside the city- as we first did in Innis Arden- and for me- to design many suburban homes. Here's my favorite of these old photos posted by Larry Vogel in today's article "From Caddys to Corbins"...
by JGropp
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: liking your architect-
Replies: 0
Views: 1308

liking your architect-

As to liking your architect,
here's what I clipped out of
Sunset Magazine years ago.

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by JGropp
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: the challenge of working with new owners-
Replies: 0
Views: 1405

the challenge of working with new owners-

Our Mercer Island, WA home below illustrates my point- http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/gqrdxr/7620.jpg I am now available to adapt and customize houses that have been styled as "Mid-Century Modern" MCM homes in a number of creative ways in complete sympathy with the original de...
by JGropp
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: After our tough NorthWest Winter-
Replies: 0
Views: 1299

After our tough NorthWest Winter-

http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/yrjbex/rapp-after.gif After our tough NorthWest Winter- there's lots of interest in metal roofs. Here's what I've just written: (Click)- http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/metal-roofs/246qxuxd260sm/205#view
by JGropp
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Custom Home Scale Models
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

the next time around-

by JGropp
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Custom Home Scale Models
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

printed models?

Joe- In your Industrial Design
work- have you ever used Computer-
printed models? Jerry
by JGropp
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I just ran across this picture-
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

On this rainy Seattle Saturday-

Maybe we start a new a new forum "J. Gropp's Photo Album" :wink: Scowse- On this rainy SeattleSaturday, I've been finding all kinds of pictures to scan and share. J- http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5521504926_1a96255cae_z.jpg A JG house on Puget Sound. It turned out (pretty much) like...
by JGropp
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My Custom Home Scale Models
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

My Custom Home Scale Models

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Scale Models are a great way
to present my home designs.
I used to make these for all
of my custom clients. As you
can see, they were helpful
& very much appreciated. J-
by JGropp
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I just ran across this picture-
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

I just ran across this picture-

I just ran across this picture of-
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one of my earlier homes. J-
by JGropp
Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HELP! Realtors want to punish me for having a "modern&
Replies: 13
Views: 3236

Our own Mid-Century Modern-

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Our own Mid-Century Modern-
it's been completely updated,
Shown on my WebSite- below.
by JGropp
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Here's what I look like-
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

if gas prices keep going up-

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Here's what I happily traded my '07 Prius for (after 21 months). I may be wanting it back soon-
if gas prices keep going up.
by JGropp
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Here's what I look like-
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Army Air Corps-

Jerry how did I know you tied in a Superfort' somehow? S&G- As an 18 yr. old Army Air Corps. enlistee , hoping to be a Pilot, I went through Fort Lewis to Amarillo, TX for basic and to Hobbs. NM for B17 Flight Engineer. Then back to Amarillo for B29 Mechanic School while still hoping for Pilot ...
by JGropp
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Here's what I look like-
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

NonAvatars wanted-

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I thought we LLrs might like to
see what we really look like out
in the RealWorld. Let's see more
NonAvatars. Jerry
by JGropp
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Here's what I look like-
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

I was hoping to see-

Hi Slim- I was hoping to see what
everyone looked llke with my post-


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Amarillo, Texas was were I was
stationed- trained as a B29 Mechanic
while waitng for Pilot Training. J-
by JGropp
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Here's what I look like-
Replies: 13
Views: 2885

Here's what I look like-

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5134/5497649393_f26b0674b6_z.jpg Here's what I look like- standing on the seaside deck of one of my Lopez Island weekend homes. Jerry http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/a-lopez-island-wa-retreat/246qxuxd260sm/42#
by JGropp
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 4654

by JGropp
Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 4654

Seaview Glass-

In the NorthWest, I use Seaview
Glass Mirror and Shower Door
to
do the glazing and reglazing as well
as overhead glass and skylights on
all my projects.
Seaview Glass Mirror & Shower Door
12428 Highway 99 Everett, WA 98204
Owner Mike Porter- (425)743-9352
by JGropp
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 4654

the only way to go-

http://sites.google.com/site/jgropp2/_/rsrc/1267607022549/PJLRBayWindowJPEG-large.jpg Our Living Room "Conversation BugOut"- later added-on by JG- (who likes doing these projects). Our own MCM windows have all been converted from single-pane to factory-made insulated units using wood stop...
by JGropp
Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

garish gas stations-

I'm surprised no one here has mentioned context. Architecture doesn't live in a vacuum; homes are sited in amongst plants and other homes. I don't like the pain scheme because I think it's a poor fit to its surroundings, the pacific northwest. Such surroundings require the main colors be more coinc...
by JGropp
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3239

my appreciation of all design-

(Jerry) eggMCMuffin should tell us more about who he is Jerry, Just an automotive engineer who likes it when the stuff he designs not only works, but also looks good. I've always loved good design, and feel very fortunate to have found a place like this site where it's possible to talk about one of...

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