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by FRaC
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 5582

by FRaC
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: pavers
Replies: 21
Views: 5582

sure! are you planning on tight joints or leaving a gap for grass/stone/whatever? also how much do those cost? (the price doesn't show up for me in the los angeles area) i'm currently casting pavers about that size for my driveway and was curious what they go for. i made some pavers for my parkway a...
by FRaC
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3100

by FRaC
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Far-flung MCM Projects-
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

how far is the farthest you've flung?
by FRaC
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3100

levittown is often cited as a paradigm for suburban sprawl in the u.s. - like those 'builders dingbats' homes Mr. Gropp recently posted. and since the above homes were from 1957 (after the mid century modern homes we love began) and feature a b.a.r. (that's big-ass roof if ya don't already know) i t...
by FRaC
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Were these ForeRunners of MCM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3100

mid century modern or mcmansions?

MCMansions?

sure, what the hell
by FRaC
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: HELP! Realtors want to punish me for having a "modern&
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

SLEEK & EXCITING!

interiors look nice and still a bit 'traditional' although a little too beige (more generally appealing when selling a house though?). nice landscaping in the back. i'm not a fan of that front entry and the way the stone just gets cut off and transitions to stucco at the front door .. it all looks a...
by FRaC
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another unfortunate MCM paint job on Mercer Island-
Replies: 12
Views: 3193

for reals?

well that mustard color is a little funny but it's not that bad

plus it's just paint! go there in the middle of the night and fix it for 'em!
by FRaC
Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lofty home expansion project...
Replies: 24
Views: 4514

by FRaC
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lofty home expansion project...
Replies: 24
Views: 4514

a couple of comments: - i understand why you're bending the roof up like that but it creates a difficult area where rain, snow, leaves, etc. will collect. even with a 'cricket' (which you would have to do) it creates an area that is more likely to have problems down the road. it makes sense in a fro...
by FRaC
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Is it possible to be too cool?
Replies: 22
Views: 3653

Tru but there is a dictionary definition of the word 'Renaissance' as well and you can use the word to talk about a rising in general but when you say The Renaissance everyone knows the period being discussed. But when you talk about the Modern era or Modernism people are all over the place as to w...
by FRaC
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ideas for atrium/indoor garden area
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

do it now!!

two words: koi pond
by FRaC
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Two Dallas Contemporary Homes - homage to MCM?
Replies: 10
Views: 2847

that first one is pretty nice! (in a dwell 'wrapped-wood' sort of way..). i like the driveway sloping down to conceal the garage and the simple right-angle brick retaining walls. too often landscape designers get all curvy on you and you get circles and arcs all over the place. the second one is a l...
by FRaC
Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Buying a used car is just like buying a lived-in house-
Replies: 2
Views: 998

i'm searching for a '65 corvette

why no 'written report'? a potential homeowner making such an important decision would surely benefit from a general list of obser- vations from an expert such as you. and mulling said list over during the process could help the potential home- owner as your 'go' may turn out to be a 'no go' to some...
by FRaC
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What kind of flooring is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

definitely not the farnsworth house and yes it is travertine (which the farnsworth house also has) *edit* two minutes of research and i'm 95% sure that image is one of his chicago apartment buildings (860-880 lake shore drive): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tortugatundra/mies_860lakeshoredri...
by FRaC
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 7693

The suburb is here to stay I feel. I think sometimes people confuse developed neighborhoods with the burbs. I grew up in a city where houses were clustered into neighborhood - no 'corner shops' or anything but you could be at work or school in 5 minutes or whatever. I still think it boils down to p...
by FRaC
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any RE purchase has to be looked at w/ expert artistic eyes-
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: Any RE purchase has to be looked at w/ expert artistic e

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 FRaC
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: the new DWR catalog is here...
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

nice pics!

do they let you keep the (just out of reach) furniture?
by FRaC
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3799

i don't think you got it quite right!

right on, Jerry! FRaC's comment seems to come from a consumer viewpoint, where your belief runs beyond consumption, rather a duty as an architect. Post-Modernism evolved during a period of high mass consumption. It's my view that some architects and designers during that period looked inward for mo...
by FRaC
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.
Replies: 44
Views: 3799

Re: On Post Modernism in the New York Times.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/07/29/opinion/lroom_venturi/lroom_venturi-custom1.jpg Here's a link to a recent NYT article on Post Modernism - a "style" which I heartily dislike. Jerry http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/when-less-was-no-longer-more/ venturi's mother...
by FRaC
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: BH&G plans from the 60's ~ copyright laws, procedure for
Replies: 6
Views: 931

just change the design 10% or so and you should be good you'll probably be adjusting/redesigning the kitchen, bathrooms, closets, laundry plus structural changes to bring things up to code anyway which would change it enough to not violate the copywrite. just got the latest issue of CA Modern yester...
by FRaC
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Raising Ceilings?
Replies: 4
Views: 674

it sounds like an obvious thing to say, but whatever you do just be aware of what and why you're doing it. are you trying to have it blend in with the rest of the house? or are you creating a new/quirky architectural moment that works in its difference? if your home is all flat white plaster ceiling...
by FRaC
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our Kid-raising Barn- Then and Now-
Replies: 4
Views: 839

bring 'er back!!!

for some reason the links/pics don't work right now but i looked at this earlier and i just wanted to agree that the owners obviously made some bad decisions. it reminds me of a story where years ago someone wanted to buy the gamble house in pasadena and the potential buyer said 'it's so dark in her...
by FRaC
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "The White Trim Syndrome"- Updated-
Replies: 26
Views: 1797

hooray for the gothic cathedral parti

that's beautiful!!!!

and i can't see any white trim whatsoever!

is there someone i can contact to get a design like that?
by FRaC
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Milgard
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

what, like right now?
by FRaC
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help me identify this finish?
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

yes, it's a smooth steel trowel stucco finish
by FRaC
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bathroom ventilation
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

i would suggest an aluminum framed window or a vinyl clad window in a shower. i know vinyl clad windows aren't ideal (most people would say they're 'gross') but in a shower situation i think it's important to put in something that's going to last. the previous building code (in california) allowed y...
by FRaC
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Test Messages
Topic: test link
Replies: 1
Views: 3129

linky works !!

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