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by clarksdaleplace
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Two Dallas Contemporary Homes - homage to MCM?
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Two Dallas Contemporary Homes - homage to MCM?

These two houses were an interesting find while driving around the other day. They look like a contemporary take on Mid Century Modern design. Purists will probably be horrified by these structures. I am not so stringent and think that they are impressive - more of an homage to design of the 50's th...
by clarksdaleplace
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Square vs galley kitchens
Replies: 13
Views: 2892

Ours is a galley style kitchen. We haven't truly put it to use as we just closed the day before yesterday on the house and the frig is being delivered today. That said I really like our galley because it opens up into the den and you have access to the front rooms as well. So it doesn't feel like cr...
by clarksdaleplace
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 8095

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 pe...
by clarksdaleplace
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 8095

Of course the question now is - if McMs truly 'disappear' - what replaces them. Unfortunately it will probably be a different version of the same thing - McCottages? McHuts? The real problem as I see it with McM isn't that they are large or even that the lots are small or even if they are poorly bui...
by clarksdaleplace
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Death Of The McMansion
Replies: 39
Views: 8095

It;s an interesting article - buried in it is a hyperlink to another interesting article from waaaaaaay back in 2008 http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/03/the-next-slum/6653/ Tho obviously written by an Upper West Sider or possible Chelsea-ite who is secretly envious of those with more...
by clarksdaleplace
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just posted 31 new pics of our new house
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Yeah the swirls are in all the bedrooms and the front room - and are quite well done. when I first saw them without really looking at them I thought 'uhoh' as I had just seen some done in the east in a very half-assed manner. but then I saw that these were quality work. I was worried that the wife w...
by clarksdaleplace
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just posted 31 new pics of our new house
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Adsense seems to be doing its thing ok. I mean you don't really have to do anything other than plug it in they analyze your site and match up ads for the interest of your site, totally passive income basically. I won't be retiring anytime soon tho I did get a single click the other day that paid $1....
by clarksdaleplace
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another potential mod disaster
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Very nice - I like turquoise touches but I think this one goes juuuuust a tad too far - but otherwise a super cool space and interior. Hopefully the new owners won't do anything irreparable and maybe the next next owners will put it back to its original splendor. http://www.clarksdaleplace.blogspot....
by clarksdaleplace
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just posted 31 new pics of our new house
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Thanks Joe We think of it as a 'subtle jewel' - nothing very flashy or uber mod about the place but all the original aspects seem to be in good shape as people obviously took good care of the place. We are going to go slow and try and decide simple yet powerful things to do to keep the original feel...
by clarksdaleplace
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just posted 31 new pics of our new house
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Just posted 31 new pics of our new house

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My wife took some photos while walking through out new place.
Check em out: http://www.clarksdaleplace.blogspot.com - we are looking forward to playing around in the house.
by clarksdaleplace
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17705

by clarksdaleplace
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Joe's master bath resto
Replies: 97
Views: 17705

Good luck with the reno
We found some 2" hex tile at the usual culprits - lowes / hd - for like 2$/sq ft - looks really good i the 20s bungalow we just sold.
Look forward to the pictures.
http://wwww.clarksdaleplace.blogspot.com
by clarksdaleplace
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

You are not going to live in Texas without the central A/C going for months at a time. What does your inspection report say about the age and condition of the HVAC system? The system is relatively new- not last year new but new enough. The house also has one of those night air sucking things where ...
by clarksdaleplace
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

the open plan was developed during Modernism. true true. I guess I was thinking about all those kids on HGTV that just have to have the open plan and granite in their McM - and I guess I am thinking about newer construction - not much can be done about something built 60 years ago. I wonder if the ...
by clarksdaleplace
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

They aren't - just an idea someone here had that I was playing with. I have the feeling that if energy prices skyrocket as the chicken littles are saying they will you will see design move toward smaller rooms that can be sectioned off easily and heated/cooled individually - somewhat like they do in...
by clarksdaleplace
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Hey all,
I created a poll on my blog [it is at the bottom] about what we should do with the wood in our den and would love for people to chime in and voice your opinion - I have a feeling what the majority will say but I am still curious.
Thanks
http://www.clarksdaleplace.blogspot.com
by clarksdaleplace
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MAD MEN props for sale on eBay in a charity auction
Replies: 6
Views: 960

I would imagine it would simply be easier to buy than build and I have had friends in the prop business where they just wander around SoCal buying stuff with the studio's credit card - there's the life. I have a really good interview with the propmaster from Mad Men that I found on my blog - check i...
by clarksdaleplace
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MAD MEN props for sale on eBay in a charity auction
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Haha Yes I think that people are paying more for the Mad Men than the actual pieces. I don't even know if any of them are 'authentic' from the era or were manufactured by set designers - They are auctioning two versions of the conference room painting so those were made by propmasters. Anyway, over ...
by clarksdaleplace
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MAD MEN props for sale on eBay in a charity auction
Replies: 6
Views: 960

MAD MEN props for sale on eBay in a charity auction

Now you can bid on Don Draper's desk and other 50's era furnishings - everything from drapes to art to desks and sofas. Pretty cool http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XGGprLh2chw/TGmDRhkoyUI/AAAAAAAAAGU/LIj6aN1Z-h4/s1600/walk-on-header.jpg You can find the link here: http://www.clarksdaleplace.blogspot.com
by clarksdaleplace
Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Thanks Jane When I get to Dallas I am going to have to start my Dallas hunt. Thanks to the net you can have galleries all over the place but it is always nice to have a gallery you can swing by and drop off new work/pick up old. That was my case in Charlotte for the past 6 years or so. So I need to ...
by clarksdaleplace
Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Hey Jane - I was just talking with my wife about budget - this isn't a $850k Eichler so every dollar will have to count and we will have to be smart about our choices. I am sort of in the fantasy phase of it using 'magic material' at the moment. i am sure there will be tons of editing. Fortunately t...
by clarksdaleplace
Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Pocket doors are a fantastic idea egads - I will most definitely put it on the list. I think the panel is actually nice [in its day] but stylistically more country than cool. we are debating about what to do with the built in wine bar/desk area. would one larger pocket door - being pulled from the r...
by clarksdaleplace
Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

Period does matter to a degree but we aren't as wedded to it as many others. I like period when it enhances the space - not all period stuff is the best if you ask me. That is for some just because it is period that makes it better. I am not looking to live in a time warp but to take the best and cr...
by clarksdaleplace
Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: I need your opinion.
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

opinions? youve come to the right place for those.
http://www.clarksdaleplace.blogspot.com
by clarksdaleplace
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The New York Times Opinionator Blog-
Replies: 5
Views: 840

For me the 'living vs re-selling' issue crystallized about 10 years ago over the issue of formal dining rooms. People were debated saying you have to have one if you ever want to sell the house even though very few people ever utilize them. So you buy something you don't want to sell to someone some...
by clarksdaleplace
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

by clarksdaleplace
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

It isnt the front door - the den is the on the back of the house. All the paneling that is currently shown is going to be dealt with in some manner - we may paint initially as a stop gap measure until we decide what we want to do. the paneling is more country late 60s 70s than the nice wood I see in...
by clarksdaleplace
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149

by clarksdaleplace
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A couple of little ideas for the den
Replies: 32
Views: 3149


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