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by googieagog
Fri May 18, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new Fake Lloyd Wright bathroom
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Thanks Robb. Your bathroom light box works better than mine -- the cabinet over our toilet casts a shadow. Our house is so small we have to squeeze in storage any place we can. I haven't read Hoffman's Fallingwater book but I'd like to. I did recently read "Fallingwater Rising" which is fa...
by googieagog
Thu May 17, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Flooring options
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

They're commonplace, but we put oak floors throughout our house and love them. Like yours, our house originally had carpet over plywood -- many folks in the '50s thought hardwood floors were too old fashioned. We liked the lower grade oak, I think it's called #1 common, because it has more color var...
by googieagog
Wed May 16, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our new Fake Lloyd Wright bathroom
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Our new Fake Lloyd Wright bathroom

At the risk of making yet another gratuitous Wright reference, at last here are photos of my new Usonian-inspired bathroom. First photo is at the link below -- use the arrow to the right (or click on slideshow) to see more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/googieagog/501288964/in/set-72157594586303362/ ...
by googieagog
Tue May 15, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Anyone tried to clean a Howard Miller Bubble lamp?
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

The material is a spray-on vinyl first developed to mothball unused Navy ships after WWII. When cleaning your bubble, I can personally vouch for soft scrub. The key is to dry it carefully and completely so the steel parts won't rust.
by googieagog
Tue May 15, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: First trip to Chicago...
Replies: 13
Views: 2146

For places to stay Downtown, the only remaining 50s modern motel is the Ohio House Motel. It has ground-level parking, a plus for getting in and out quickly. For something more upscale, there's the new Hard Rock Hotel, in the restored killer art deco Carbon & Carbide Building, or the House of Bl...
by googieagog
Fri May 11, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glenview IL 1958 James Henneberg
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Yikes, great finds, classic form. The new usonian is remarkable -- who knew they were building em like that way back in 2003? The 1979 Miesian design shows there is good stuff out there in every decade. Best of all is the first one. I thought, looks like a Schweikher. Then, duh, I noticed the name -...
by googieagog
Tue May 08, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glenview IL 1958 James Henneberg
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

I notice this has now been reduced to $975,000. Not a steal, but a pretty good deal.
by googieagog
Tue May 08, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Chicago IL Exotica Fest July 5-8 '07
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Chicago IL Exotica Fest July 5-8 '07

The original Trashmen are headliners for this year's Exotica fest in Chicago 'burbs. Other great bands including Neanderthals, Volcanos, Astronauts are on the bill, as well as visits to Tiki Terrace, Hala Kahiki (lo octane alert, bring your hip flask) and the amazing Chef Shangri-La (no flask needed...
by googieagog
Fri May 04, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tips for Flat Roofing
Replies: 9
Views: 882

You might want to take a careful look at the facia & edge flashing, as well as the ground below, to see if there are places that water is flowing over the facia instead of going to downspouts, scuppers or wherever it's supposed to go. Our flat-roofed house had this problem. It resulted in rotted...
by googieagog
Wed May 02, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Walgreens to destroy 1955 Chinese joint in D.C.
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Wallgreen's track record is sickening. It seems they go out of their way to find cool old buildings to knock down. I won't shop there, and haven't since the Kahiki.
by googieagog
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Imperial Roadster...great looking hot rod
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

As usual, SDR, you demonstrate excellent taste: Chryslers (especially the '57s) were cleaner than DeSotos, which had more applied brightwork. But I do like most Forward Look Mopars '57-'62. Your butterfly roof comparison is right on the money. Speaking of "Suddenly it's 1960," here's a sho...
by googieagog
Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3183

To rebut a few of common Wright gripes: 'The bedrooms are too small ...' In the view of Wright and many other MCM architects, bedrooms are for sleeping, dressing and romance (not necessarily in that order). They're small on purpose -- to drive you into the open public areas, where the family should ...
by googieagog
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Visit to FLW Rosenbaum house
Replies: 22
Views: 3646

by googieagog
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Imperial Roadster...great looking hot rod
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

by googieagog
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nelson light question
Replies: 16
Views: 1519

This might be of some help. Here's a photo of a nelson bubble hung swag style in my dining area: http://www.flickr.com/photos/googieagog/472961505/ Instead of a hook, I used a plain steel eye from the hardware store, mounted through a fender washer and a shower rod escutcheon. The latter is painted ...
by googieagog
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We just got an accepted offer on a 1954 MCM
Replies: 16
Views: 2924

by googieagog
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Realtor Rant
Replies: 41
Views: 5918

ModernCharlotte, the world needs more realtors like you, and you deserve thanks for trying to save interesting houses. I was just having a little fun with that 'Prairie School' listing, mostly because I was annoyed a prior owner had ruined the interior of the house. If the listing said 'Usonian insp...
by googieagog
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1st Posting - Just Moved into 1950 Pink Stucco Modern Home
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

Re rug: Yikes, I'll be sure to contact Richard Wright if I ever get tired of it. It's also 4x6 (but set us back $50 on e-Bay). Yours looks huge...
by googieagog
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1st Posting - Just Moved into 1950 Pink Stucco Modern Home
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

That's one wild kitchen! The step-down bath is interesting, too. For what it's worth, I don't think a charcoal-colored roof would be boring at all, especially with the pink walls. That's a period correct color combination. Reddish-pinkish asphalt shingles are readily available, but they might clash ...
by googieagog
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glenview IL 1958 James Henneberg
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Glenview IL 1958 James Henneberg

Amazing one-owner 1958 published P&B in pristine period condition, including huge bubble skylights, conversation pit, terrace w/ fountain & sculpture, pale yellow St. Charles kitchen w/ original matching appliances (including countertop charcoal bbq w/ hood), blue glass mosaic guest bath ins...
by googieagog
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Realtor Rant
Replies: 41
Views: 5918

by googieagog
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting steel windows
Replies: 5
Views: 766

by googieagog
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Midcentury home owner.
Replies: 25
Views: 3606

What a beautiful house. I'm not familiar with Kennard, but Wright designed homes with a similar shape, which he called hemicycles, starting about 20 years before your place was built. Yours has a sleeker, more International look. It's also very well sited. A real find. As for appropriate cabinets ti...
by googieagog
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: This irks me
Replies: 22
Views: 2394

Perhaps this new, improved look could be called Post-Mortem. At least they replaced the really ugly ceiling fan with one that's just ugly.
by googieagog
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Before / After Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

What a difference. Very nice colors, concrete & fence work. And your photos show how these houses really benefit from de-cluttering. A great house.
by googieagog
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting steel windows
Replies: 5
Views: 766

You're right about the benefits of aluminum. But this house is one of a very few by Edo Belli, who mostly designed schools & churches, and is a local landmark. They want to keep it original and find a fix.
by googieagog
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Painting steel windows
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Painting steel windows

A friend is having fits with winter condensation causing rust on steel sash windows in her Chicago MCM. They are weary of repeated grinding, sanding & repainting. Any suggestions or tips from others with steel windows?
by googieagog
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: CL San Diego Free 1956 Toilet
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Bingo, I think we have a match! It's a white Standard toilet (or do you say American Standard?) with the same setback detail on the front of the tank & lid. It's yours if you want it. I can't guarantee the working condition but it seems to be in good cosmetic shape. I'll know better once I remov...
by googieagog
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: CL San Diego Free 1956 Toilet
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

The CL post has been removed, must have found a taker. Classic form, what make & model are you looking for? Or, do you have another photo or ad showing what it looks like? I have a white early '50s toilet forlornly sitting in my garage, waiting for a new home ...
by googieagog
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Shorewood Hills, WI, etc.-Frank Lloyd Wright Homes For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3183

Robb, thanks for the kind words. It's not as refined as your place, but it's home. BTW, we have a 1950 BH&G house five doors east of us. Sadly, it's been seriously remuddled. Mark -- How I wish we had a real Calder! This one isn't. We bought it at the Art Institute of Chicago gift shop in the ea...

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