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by JGropp
Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 3482

Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5138/5458738123_43b2040bcf_z.jpg Yet another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island- J- Besides the garish colors , the chimney paint being continued up over the fascia board is the probably the painter's choice- (as were the colors?).
by JGropp
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Curing "Buyer's Remorse"
Replies: 0
Views: 1812

Curing "Buyer's Remorse"

Here's a new feature on MI's Patch - http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/8plhsq/moms.jpg http://mercerisland.patch.com/articles/moms-talk-are-tiger-moms-taking-over-mercer-island#c Over the years many/most of my clents have been "Moms" - deeply involved in caring for their fast grow...
by JGropp
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Curing "Buyer's Remorse"
Replies: 0
Views: 1616

Curing "Buyer's Remorse"

Here's a new feature on MI's Patch - http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/8plhsq/moms.jpg Over the years many/most of my clents have been "Moms" - deeply involved in caring for their fast growing families. I've helped many of them build new houses or improve the ones they owned or ha...
by JGropp
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aren't we lucky!
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Time to move further out-

It's time to move further out-
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by JGropp
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aren't we lucky!
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Emil predicted all this-

Joe- I took the famous developer
Emil Hanslin out flying over the
Pine Lake Plateau years ago.
He predicted that all this would
happen- as it most certainly has.

by JGropp
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: one of my Mid-Century Modern homes-
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

one of my Mid-Century Modern homes-

Here's one of my Mid-Century Modern homes- http://sites.google.com/site/jgropp2/_/rsrc/1267607012437/Margery-full.jpg -featured as a Seattle Times/AIA Home of the Month back when good design was featured each & every week. This education of the readership resulted in clients who liked and apprec...
by JGropp
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aren't we lucky!
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

What beautiful land-

ouch... they will have nice views of each others gray siding. What beautiful land. There could have been some REALLY cool homes built there! That's the really sad part! J- There were some "really cool" homes built up there- and lots of awful "Builder-Style" houses- -some of whic...
by JGropp
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aren't we lucky!
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

an even sadder story-

Ughghughughugh, it makes my skin crawl at how these, houses, note I didn't use the word homes, eat up open space! Perhaps we should look at it like this: no one will even care when they get remuddled! Slim- This is on the Pine Lake Plateau- which used to be one of the loveliest places around Seattl...
by JGropp
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aren't we lucky!
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Aren't we lucky!

Aren't we lucky to have these new box-houses in our community ! http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2011/02/10/2014172654.jpg (Click)--- http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2014178499_realpulte13.html Michigan's Pulte Homes has come to the Seattle Area. We already had a good supply ...
by JGropp
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pretty soon the birds will be singing-
Replies: 0
Views: 1709

Pretty soon the birds will be singing-

Pretty soon the birds will be singing- http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/xkp885/tweetbird.gif and the homebulding season will start to come back to life- as it always has. Here;s a "Knol" telling about all this: http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/some-northwest-con...
by JGropp
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCMs are often included among today's Foreclosures-
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

MCMs are often included among today's Foreclosures-

MCMs are often included among today's foreclosures which are often bought at greatly reduced prices which leaves some money to improve and/or update same. http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/246qxuxd260sm/xkp885/entry-design-2.jpg Here's one of my Google "Knols" telling more about this way to go:...
by JGropp
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Undoing inept MCM Redos-
Replies: 0
Views: 1803

Undoing inept MCM Redos-

LL- I'm often called in to undo inept "MCM" Redos- of which there are many. Here's one of our own previous homes that's now owned by perceptive owners who have recently called me back to restore it to the JGAIA house it was when we owned it years ago. Jerry http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/v...
by JGropp
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mercer Isl's onLine Newspaper features MCM & other homes
Replies: 0
Views: 1727

Mercer Isl's onLine Newspaper features MCM & other homes

Mercer Island's onLine Newspaper
Patch features MCM, other homes

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by JGropp
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Snow on flat roof
Replies: 3
Views: 2783

it's not a good idea-

Here's our flat roof. It gets a lot
of rain but not that much snow.

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However it's not a good idea to
walk on snowy roofs- it damages
them unduly- and you if you fall.
by JGropp
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Something Else by Jerry Gropp
Replies: 36
Views: 8025

Home Modernizing Guide, etc..

You're welcome Jerry. It's been a great find running across these home plans in newspaper archives on Google. It's easy to see why the Rainier plan you linked to was so popular. I find it really appealing. Your plans look to me like you took great care in designing them. They have that "design...
by JGropp
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Something Else by Jerry Gropp
Replies: 36
Views: 8025

Robins AirForce Base

Luther-
Many of my NHG "Stock Plans"
were published in the Atlanta paper
where they were seen by the then
Commander of Robins AirForce Base
who flew to Seattle (in his official
plane) to discuss them with me. J-
by JGropp
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Something Else by Jerry Gropp
Replies: 36
Views: 8025

the Most Popular Plan I ever Published-

Luther- The first home shown on the below Google "Knol" is the most popular NHG plan ever published. Built everywhere it seemed to really strike a chord with many people needing plans. http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/some-northwest-contemporary-family/246qxuxd260sm/135#
by JGropp
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Something Else by Jerry Gropp
Replies: 36
Views: 8025

Thanks again-

Thanks again Luther for finding
these and posting same. These
were good times- designing and
distributing my Stock Plans all
over the world. Jerry
by JGropp
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NW Contemporary Home Returning to Past Glory
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

As I said before-
Mercer Island "Patch" is an AOL-
sponsored local WebSite that shows
great promise. (Also in other cities).

Since then readership has increased
greatly and more Patchs have started
in other neighboring NorthWest cities.
Jerry
by JGropp
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: FLW: Houses from 95 years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 2458

FLW Article-

Many thanks for posting this good
FLW Article. Wife Patty and I were
travelling around North America in
1952, met Mr. Wright at Taliesens
West and then Spring Green. Saw
many of his projects inasmuch as
that was the prime purpose of our
5 month, 25,000 mile camping trip.
Jerry
by JGropp
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

I'd go for the AirCoupe-

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I'd go for the keen AirCoupe-
if my flying days weren't over. J-
by JGropp
Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

priorities-

Wives have different priorities-
it's as simp;e as that.
by JGropp
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Crossing the country in a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado-

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/12/17/automobiles/wheels-Cadillac-Eldorado-Biarritz/wheels-Cadillac-Eldorado-Biarritz-blog480.jpg In today's NYT Autos Section- http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/the-perils-of-crossing-the-country-in-a-1958-cadillac-eldorado/?ref=automobiles
by JGropp
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

great stuff!

Hey this is really great stuff! J-
by JGropp
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Marvelous Pictures!

Slim- such marvelous pictures
& comments! Keep them coming. J-
by JGropp
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

I hope you bought this beauty! J-
by JGropp
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Joe- It's still doing just that! Jerry
by JGropp
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Not only houses were great-
Replies: 21
Views: 3961

Not only houses were great-

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Our cars were too, tail fins & all!
by JGropp
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NW Contemporary Home Returning to Past Glory
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

NW Contemporary Home Returning to Past Glory

NW Contemporary Home Returning to Past Glory A local architect (JG) helps the new young owners of his former Mercer I. home restore it to its unique beginnings- http://mercerisland.patch.com/articles/nw-contemporary-home-returning-to-past-glory http://blog.seattlepi.com/northwestmodernhomes/library...

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