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by DFWmidmodfan
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: furnace advice needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Although I'm not a contractor, I am involved in the HVAC trade and do know some things to look for when replacing a residential furnace and/or a/c system. #1 Don't let price be the sole factor in driving your decision. Cheaper is not always better. #2 Brand choice is not as important as quality inst...
by DFWmidmodfan
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: insect ID
Replies: 19
Views: 1820

Re: insect ID

sort of a lame question (and a bit weird/off topic), but wondering if anyone can help to ID this houseguest... http://redneckmodern.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/01/06/bug.jpg Those earwigs smell real nice when you smash them....NOT! PEE-YEW! :o Earwigs elicit the same response from me as d...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Changing Doors from Colonial to Modern
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

As a woodworker, here would be my concerns regarding applying any form of veneer over a raised panel door: * The thickness of the veneer might or might not affect the closing of the doors * There will be weak areas behind the veneer formed by the raised panels...where the panel bevels into the door ...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: eichler... trapped in time
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

as such, one of the things i noted while walking though was how difficult it might be to live in a house ... like this...: no grounded plugs... 100amp service... small, outdated appliances... very low showerheads (were people in 63 midgets?)... rotary phones... you'd really have to be into living i...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: eichler... trapped in time
Replies: 22
Views: 3935

That interior is in amazing condition (going by the photos on your site and the realtor site) for a house that was lived in for 35 years (vacant 7). The photos don't reveal the usual tell-tale signs of long term living...faded paneling around where art hung, rust spots in the sink, discoloring of ti...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5570

Wow. I just found this topic from a link under the MCM Homes section of this great site. Great topic here...hope it's not too late to chime in! What was it that first attracted me to modern? Hmm...where should I start? I'd say my parents gave me a good boost, seating me in the canvas and wrought iro...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just thought I would introduce myself
Replies: 9
Views: 759

Interesting place, Matt. I dig the cove lighting and the stone around the fireplace. Very cool. I'd also like to see some exterior shots, and maybe more interior shots with more light. I grew up in a semi-MCM tract...most models had cove lighting in the kitchens, which I always thought was cool. The...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1950's Bathroom remodel- wadaya think?
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

The MCM we recently bought came with the built-in toothbrush holders already in place and in great shape. Only problem is modern toothbrushes are a lot longer than they were in mid-twentieth century...I can only get one brush in at a steep angle unless I cut and round off the brush handle end. Nice ...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "Midcentury" Gate
Replies: 33
Views: 4381

I think it looks very good. If I wanted to do something similar it would have to be mostly wood, since I'm a woodworker and not a welder.

Without a doubt your effort is probably the best looking privacy gate in the area. Nice work!
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ridge beams, maximum span
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

It could well be a glue-lam beam, with the white paint and possibly the resolution of the photo not making the characteristics of a glue-lam beam (glued laminations) obvious. I've seen many glue-lam beams span longer distances than that. The config shown in the photos does not appear structurally un...
by DFWmidmodfan
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

I'm curious about the symbol. What was the original floor beneath the carpet? I can't tell from the photo. What is that shoji screen thing in the living room? Looks cool. I really like the Asian elements in your new home. The original floor was a jute backed linoleum. The symbol was inlaid into the...
by DFWmidmodfan
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

It's a good thing it's not in California, I get tired of seeing all those California homes that few can afford. It's just wacky to pay 1-2 million for a 2000 square foot tract home. There is a home that was remodeled in the 60's and has a modern look to it, but is also Japanese style with bamboo an...
by DFWmidmodfan
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

Congrats on your home! Hard to believe anyone else here in cowtown even knows what MCM means. I know what you mean about Dallas having more because I had an aunt who lived in the Casa Linda area around White Rock Lake in a really cool MCM. I loved to visit her when I was a kid. Anyway, I am wonderi...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

I work for a Japanese trading company and I just asked my boss what the character meant. It means Happiness, also he had to turn his head because it is upsidedown in the picture! Sputnikmoss, my wife and I both thank you for pinging your boss as to the character's meaning...it's been driving her nu...
by DFWmidmodfan
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM? My new 1949 house in Long Beach, CA
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Gee whiz...when I was 25 years old, my home was a Navy cruiser that spent more time at sea than in port...I could only dream of owning or building a MCM house while being tossed about the high seas. Took me till twenty years later to finally find and buy an MCM...but no matter, looks like we both fo...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My soon to own 1954 MCM
Replies: 16
Views: 2004

Wow. Thanks for uploading more pics. That interior appears extremely well preserved and unmuddled. What a treasure! In the hallway, I take it that's a skylight providing all that nice, even overhead lighting? Very cool effect. We've experienced some drainage issues in our MCM as well...likely tree r...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

VEEERY nice! An idea for you, if its not too late...could you cut out the bamboo flooring around the character and then place glass over the top so there is no level change? Bad idea? I've had many:] Sorry, I can't help with the meaning. I thought about something like that, but time constraints (fa...
by DFWmidmodfan
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: When bad things happen to good mods ~ Remuddle of the month!
Replies: 30
Views: 7226

That is beyond tacky...it's tragic! Also deserves a :roll:
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

More pics? Your wish is my command. But first...thank you all for your kind words re: our house. I agree there are likely many, many homes out there like mine that are not "name brand" per se but are delightful dwellings to see and live in. My wife and I would someday like to do a photo ch...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: My soon to own 1954 MCM
Replies: 16
Views: 2004

I looked at all your house pics last night...it inspired me to remember my user name and password, as I haven't logged in here in some time...part of that inspiration was so I could tell you how nice of a find that house of yours is! I also know about moving quickly to get a house...we just bought o...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New member from Denver
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Dave, that looks sweet. Do you have more pics you can post? Also, I gotta ask you...where did you get that cool tiki torch? The old copper ones like yours are ones I'd like to have around my newly acquired MCM home...I remember my grandparents having torches like yours when I was a kid...thought nob...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Member in Dallas, TX (Cliff May home)
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

That's a sweet looking house...even as you found it! I really like the Roman brick...my childhood house had that same exact brick, almost the same shade. Nobody uses that brick anymore, which is too bad. Very nice interior shots...I like the kitchen a lot! Wil look forward to seeing more shots of wh...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

Fort Worth MCM We Just Bought

Hey All! I joined this forum a few years back...but never thought I'd be able to join the ranks of those who post their mid-century modern home ownership experiences! My wife and I have dreamed for years of either owning or building a mid-century modern home...back in September we had one almost lit...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Awesome Ranch Home for Sale!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

:o Man. I'm blown away how much that house fetches for out there! Here in N. Texas a 50's era ranch, 2 bedroom/2 bath @ 1,600 sq. ft. would check in between 100-150 thousand, depending on location. 539K? If I owned that puppy, sold it, and moved here, I could build one heck of a mid-century modern j...
by DFWmidmodfan
Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: L.A. Mid-Century Modern in Dallas, TX?
Replies: 11
Views: 7153

A bit late to the table, but...

I realize this thread is a few months old, but since I'm new to the site and the subject of this thread is near and dear to me, I wanted to chime in. There is plenty of mid-century modern in Dallas if you know where to look! A couple of years ago I went on a mid-century modern home tour put on by Pr...
by DFWmidmodfan
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mid Century Modern homes in Dallas
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

That is exciting! Hmmm...available summer 2004. Makes me think it's pretty far along in construction. I must set off to find this jewel! I can't buy it, but at least I can drool from the sidewalk. It's very encouraging to see something happening like this in Big D, where McMansions and teardowns run...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sat Mar 13, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448706

modfan, I'm not sure if the "media niche" is an original feature. The house was extensively remodeled recently. Even so, if the niche is a recent addition, its inclusion into the fabric of the house is seamless. One interesting feature of this house is that it includes a small hair salon, complete w...
by DFWmidmodfan
Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Mid Century Modern homes in Dallas
Replies: 12
Views: 2489

texasdago, That Cliff Welch is a beaut! On the last "architour" my friend and I went on, he took me by the house. We stopped in front of it and were just awestruck. My friend wanted to get out of the truck, run up to the front door, ring the bell, and profusely thank the owner for building the house...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: WHY DO WE LOVE ALL THIS STUFF?
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Dustyman hit it on the head for me. I also like design that has "character" and isn't simply another bland offering cluttering up the landscape. I also like architectural design that moves and inspires you when you encounter it...some intangible quality that sticks with you long after you've left it...
by DFWmidmodfan
Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: New members say HELLO here...
Replies: 890
Views: 448706

Hello from Texas! I found this site through one of my favorite mid-century modern sites on the web, the Eichler Network. I really like the layout and discussion on this board. It seems somewhat California oriented, but having spent twelve years living in both N. and S. Cal, I can relate! I also real...

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