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by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

Knoll guide is: Knoll furniture: 1938-1960 Steven and Linda Rouland Schiffer Publishing copyright 1999 It is far from comprehensive, but the best reference I have found. Given the dates covered it could obviously not include that latter run. But other pieces that started production before 1960 will ...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

The lights over the skylights aren't mentioned in any of the letters I have from Nelson to Kirkpatrick...the lighting consultant on the project was Kelly, not sure who's idea it was. I do like the idea though. Snow melting you say? Never thought about that...I don't think that the snow on those thi...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

It is certainly possible. I have even seen case where designs were resurrected for a limited run for a corporate client. Say IBM needed fifty more executive chairs from a discontinued line. This sounds more like the design was brought back out for mass production after reading SDR's post. The chair ...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exterior House Painter needed in Los Angeles!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

Tugendhat armchairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe I know they are fairly rare. I have never seen it in person, only in a few auction catalogs. Knoll guide says it was produced from '65-'76 see link for a pair with good history: http://www.architonic.com/web/nMuseum/satellite/satDataSheet/fstSatDataShe...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

Ohhhhh, that sofa! I see how the piece in question could really make the space. Now I understand the original lighting plan! Great story on how you found the house. And now that I look closer at the dining chairs, I see that they are Eames. I put on my glasses and quit looking at the light fixture.....
by moderns-r-us
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

Classic Form: That is interesting about the sofa and chairs. Before posting I was trying to decide if they were an early Florence Schust Knoll design for Knoll called the #25 chair and #26 sofa (I have a #25 chair in my collection). I also thought it might be a Herman Miller design that I see every ...
by moderns-r-us
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Record Houses
Replies: 45
Views: 7612

Re: Record houses

I have started to collect the record house books/magazines as well Synthetic Space. If you look at the "houses of 1958" you can see our house (wife and I) that is in Kalamazoo, Mich. It was designed by Nelson and Chadwick. There are some pics posted here in the midwest section, I think, of the hous...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: St. Louis, MO - Eichler for Sale in Ladue
Replies: 25
Views: 4480

Daniel: Welcome to the board! It is always nice to have some lively debate! Did anyone say that the house in Ladue was a Wright design? I think someone was correcting and ill informed realtor. I believe the Eichler reference was also a question about a listing. You will find that most regulars here ...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thousand Oaks Echlers...
Replies: 25
Views: 4378

by moderns-r-us
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thousand Oaks Echlers...
Replies: 25
Views: 4378

by moderns-r-us
Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

Both of these Jones and Emmons designs came with factory original built-up roof (tar and gravel). They had an integral gutter which was achieved by using a slightly wider than needed fascia and creating a lip with the roofing material. Now all the roofs have been "upgraded!" The HVAC in most of Drum...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thousand Oaks Echlers...
Replies: 25
Views: 4378

There is a company called Bendheim that makes the frosted or etched glass that I think you are refering to. It places the modified surface to the middle and then laminates the glass with another piece of clear glass. The result is an unaltered smooth washable surface on both finished faces . Very Ni...
by moderns-r-us
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

Scoot: Good point about the modernist migration. Welcome to Lotta Living. I know everyone here will enjoy your knowledge of mid-century residential design. It would be nice if you would give people a run down of the wonderful houses that you have lived in. Scoot has a history of migrating to some gr...
by moderns-r-us
Sun Jan 30, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mid Century Modern Movie Images
Replies: 18
Views: 4827

I would have to agee with SC Native in Texas on two movies Pillow Talk would be at the top of my list North by Northwest Love the Twentieth Century Limited and the cool cliffside villains lair. I would also ad the classic Giant While to movie spans several decades my favorite sets are the hotel scen...
by moderns-r-us
Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: SIDING
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Pecky, Pecky, Pecky.... I love that word

Drummond told me that people thought of cypress as "junk" wood at the time, but seeing it fifty years later, I am a believer in its virtues. This stuff weathers like iron. Cedar or redwood would look pretty tired on these houses in this climate and with the defered maintainance often present in thes...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Philip Johnson 1906-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 2183

Tonight on PBS's Charlie Rose Show: Usually on at 10:00 or 11:00 PM check your local listings AN APPRECIATION OF PHILIP JOHNSON WITH ARCHITECT FRANK GEHRY Usually on at 10:00 or 11:00 PM check your local listings! Rose has conducted interviews of Johnson on his show in the past and I would imagine t...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jones & Emmons TV house articles
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Sauce

by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: PHILIP JOHNSON on Charlie Rose tonight on PBS
Replies: 1
Views: 625

PHILIP JOHNSON on Charlie Rose tonight on PBS

Tonight on PBS's Charlie Rose Show: Usually on at 10:00 or 11:00 PM check your local listings AN APPRECIATION OF PHILIP JOHNSON WITH ARCHITECT FRANK GEHRY Usually on at 10:00 or 11:00 PM check your local listings! Rose has conducted interviews of Johnson on his show in the past and I would imagine t...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: SIDING
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Nice find for a description of cypress. Drummond, the builder who built the houses I mentioned used this material in an unusual manner. It was a board and batten design, but the batten is wider than the board. Actually the board and batten are the same width, but the appearance is that the board beh...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: SIDING
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

I have never heard of a material called pecking cedar. It sounds like you might be talking about a material called "pecky cypress" I say that because of the voids you describe. This material was used extensively by many modern builders including our local modern builder of contemporary ranch houses ...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jones & Emmons TV house articles
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Joe

Thanks for the plug on the article.

Hope people enjoy it and learn a little about Kansas City modern as well.

RM
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman archive goes to Getty
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

Joe:

So fill us in. What did Maynard Parker photograph?

I recall the name from readings and research, but do not remember specifics.

Robert
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Philip Johnson 1906-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 2183

While Johnson was never one of my favorite architects, especially in the eighties. I had to admire his shameless self-promotion. His early work in the Miesian vocabulary appealed to me most. I recently purchased a discount copy of Johnson's residential work, The Houses of Philip Johnson . The book p...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tower of Wooden Pallets (1951)
Replies: 16
Views: 4617

Why not design an apartment complex around a tower rebuilt with pallets made out of glass fiber reinforced concete (corian would be to toxic when someone decided to burn it down). It could be a focal point to the otherwise "drab apartments for the storing of surplus people." --- For those who do not...
by moderns-r-us
Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman archive goes to Getty
Replies: 16
Views: 1983

America's other notable architectural photographer, Ezra Stoller (perhaps Shulman's [slightly younger] East Coast counterpart), passed away in Williamstown, MA, in October. Like Mr Shulman, Mr Stoller championed modern architecture and gave us a long series of memorable views of its examples, acros...
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

Hey txmod:

Have they put the EIFS (dryvit) on that BH&G house yet?
by moderns-r-us
Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20465

hoodlam Great idea on how to begin to educate buyers and agents alike about the virtues of your neighborhood's modern homes! I would imagine that after a little time the word would get out that your neighborhood is serious about maintaining the integrity of these houses. That would in turn attract t...

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