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by JGropp
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 2771

Tell us more

FRaC-
Tell us more about who you are.
I see you're an architect too. Jerry
by JGropp
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Far-flung MCM Projects-
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

An oceanside home/clinic-

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_R1rCta7znq4/TW2KCR7mCWI/AAAAAAAACoU/utunZB3PdwM/s640/97101_04.jpg It was Baja for fun and fishing, and- Ocean Shores for doing- http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5211/5490543028_f53544da43_b.jpg this oceanside home/dental clinic. for Dr John Clackson, Colonel- US Arm...
by JGropp
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Far-flung MCM Projects-
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Far-flung MCM Projects-

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Here I am in my flying off
to far-flung projects days.


by JGropp
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are these supplanting Mid-Century Modern?
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

I'm with you-

turboblown- I'm with you only ours is a 19 5 5 on a half acre- as shown on my WebSite below. Jerry http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgropp/5490038192/ http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/5490038192_ab6879a8a6_z.jpg http://www.ryanhomes.com/ I can see what you mean about Ryan Homes - to many people, thi...
by JGropp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 2771

post-war upcoming architects-

Andy- The ones you mention
all influenced the post-war
upcoming architects of whom
I was one. UW Architecture '49.
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Here's a direct result of this-
Jerry
by JGropp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 2771

What I said-

scowsa- I said a forerunner-
not the only forerunner.
by JGropp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 2771

What a great response-

EMcM- What a great response- especially this paragraph: JG- "always felt like these ideas combined with the engineering benefits of wood post and beam construction methods brought on the sort of homes most strongly associated with "MCM". The high exposed beam ceilings which are parti...
by JGropp
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 2771

nicht wahr?

FRaC-
One man's "Suburban Sprawl"
is often- another man's idea- of
"Enough Space" nicht wahr? J-
by JGropp
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 2771

Were these ForeRunners of MCM?

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Were these ForeRunners of MCM?.......

I'm rather inclined to believe this.
Jerry
by JGropp
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Innis Arden Hidden Lake Home North of Seattle.
Replies: 0
Views: 1340

The Innis Arden Hidden Lake Home North of Seattle.

The Innis Arden Hidden Lake Home North of Seattle. (Thanks to LL-Host Joe Barthlow and Flickr). J- http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5475153116_5651ca89e9_z.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/5475153122_0f478555dc_z.jpg Here's a Google Knol: http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia...
by JGropp
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

"Storm windows" used to be-

"Storm windows" used to be the best amswer until insulated glass units came on the market. Also these were made in the East so they had to come over the mountains to get here. This meant they had to be sealed up after arrival- hence lots more failures. Stock sizes were a problem to those ...
by JGropp
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

A WikiPedia article worth reading-

A WikiPedia article worth reading-
all the ins and outs of insulated gl..

by JGropp
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

not the way to go-

CF- Those of us designing MCMs
way back then soon learned that
double-paning windows ourselves
was not the way to go.

Many inevitable failures taught us
that the insulating units had to be
made in a factory to our sizes and
guaranteed. Tht's when my detail
became practical. JG
by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

my least favorite-

Double-hung windows are my
least favorite windows- I have
never liked- or used hese. J-
by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

stuff that you don't need-

Scowse- In my JGWindows the
double glass units are the same-
just without all that factory-built
trim stuff that you don't need or
have to pay for- including some
salesman's commissions. Jerry
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by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

JG End-Run attempt-

Thanks Scowsa- How would my
window detail shown above fare
with a CA Plan Examiner? I'm
awaiting my MI PE friend's take
on this JG End-Run attempt. JG
by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are these supplanting Mid-Century Modern?
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

What a RE Broker friend said about this LL Post-

"They wouldn't build them if people wouldn't buy them. In the end what we "like " is not as important as what a buyer likes . Putting them close together makes them cheaper, and often cheaper is all the buyer can afford no matter what they like and don't like. If you can only afford $...
by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Are these supplanting Mid-Century Modern?
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Are these supplanting Mid-Century Modern?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/5472100950_0eebbb4b03_z.jpg the Seattle Times RE Section today LL- Are these Builder Dingbats* supplanting Mid-Century Modern? If so, we've gone a long way back. Jerry * a builder term (not mine) that I've heard bandied about in lumberyards.
by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

eMail to a MI Plan Examiner friend

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Waiting to see what Paul says. J-
by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

would title 24 compliance make it impossible?

Dan O- As to your "would title 24 compliance make it impossible?"- I have to confess my not knowing what 24 says. My detail shows only structure and glazing- not a frame which is usually what's regulated. Checking this with a Plan Examiner friend of mine to see what he says. Jerry
by JGropp
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

well put!

Gabby-
As you say: "cheap vinyl windows
really don't add anything" well put!
Jerry
by JGropp
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-
Replies: 27
Views: 3994

Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs-

Perhaps the most important thing about MCMs - are Job-built Custom windows. http://blog.seattlepi.com/northwestmodernhomes/files/library/JG_Window_Detail.gif Here's a simple Detail I often use. It has a factory made insulglas unit. The thickness usually depends on the combined dimensions, area of th...
by JGropp
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The Seattle Home Show is coming
Replies: 0
Views: 1274

The Seattle Home Show is coming

The Seattle Home Show is coming with its usual mix of stereotypes & a few good ideas. The Model Home is often of the caliber shown above- hardly inspiring . http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5463125040_b80e0ca15a.jpg But- perhaps this year will be a bit different . One can hope. http://seattl...
by JGropp
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

the above one i like-

Now the above one I really like!
The paint follows the strong lines
of the well-designed house. I love
the two pink flamingos at the
front door. J-
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by JGropp
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some houses are more attractive than others-
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Some houses are more attractive than others-

Some houses are more attractive than others-
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But I have trouble liking this one.

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