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by SDR
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

Thunk ya, suh. If it gets built, I'll be coaching from half a continent away. So far, so good.


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by SDR
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Built-ins Post Your Pics.
Replies: 47
Views: 5182

A house of brick and cypress boards, inside and out, requires cabinetry that will house a flat-screen TV, stereo equipment, and the owner's standing speakers, in a twenty-foot alcove. These studies show a unit built of the same 11-inch boards that line the walls. The large door slides to the right, ...
by SDR
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: hallway light conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4467

I suppose you already have boxes in the middle of the ceiling, but. . . is it too late to consider something like this ? I know these are for drapes, but you get the idea. Couple of small bulbs -- linear LED ? -- and a plywood or solid wood baffle on angle-brackets. . . http://sdrdesign.com/neutraHe...
by SDR
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Solar orientation
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

by SDR
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Our own Mercer Island "Mid-Century Modern" home-
Replies: 2
Views: 840

by SDR
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Virtual tour of Mid Century Homes/Building in St. Louis
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

by SDR
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Crowded?
Replies: 131
Views: 10830

It's been so long I forgot -- what did you do ?




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by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Member - Trade Secrets house in Tulsa and Trim ?'s
Replies: 31
Views: 4768

You know what ? Those interior color photos above (also on the cover of house + home in Joe's link) are of a model, too !
Look at the thickness of the "glass" Noguchi table top. . .


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by SDR
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Member - Trade Secrets house in Tulsa and Trim ?'s
Replies: 31
Views: 4768

The first two colored photos above are of a model of the house. Pretty snazzy. Above that is a photo of a carpenter straddling (doing gymnastics ?) above the open roof. The interesting thing to me is to see roof trusses assembled with nuts and bolts. . .


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by SDR
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LA, CA Schindler designed Presburger House for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Seriously, those are Schindler's kitchen cabinets -- though somebody added little white knobs to the uppers, at some point.


Let us know what you see. And for heavens sake, save it from the wreckers. . .


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by SDR
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LA, CA Schindler designed Presburger House for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

by SDR
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Carver in Kalamazoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

The 70's hit hard -- at least this was a "leading indicator" of certain trends ? As for the 9-year-old example, can you remember another house in which every trim and structural member, in and out, was painted this uniform (and handsome) gray ? I can't. Real architecture is characterized b...
by SDR
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Carver in Kalamazoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

How come architects seem to value generous, useful and handsome wood built-ins -- and builders don't ? I mean, of course they cost more than sheetrock, but. . .wouldn't you think they would add more than their cost, to the value of a house -- new or "pre-owned". . .? It's always a pleasure...
by SDR
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA home gets addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

I like the opposing and offset shed roofs in that design. Was that her own home ? I've already forgotten what I read. . .


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by SDR
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA home gets addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Geez -- out with the old, in with the new ? I guess we've seen this strategy before. "In the spirit of" -- without a single piece of original fabric considered "good enough" for today's resident. Harumph. Well, at least it wasn't torn down and replaced by a Tuscan Wonder. Thanks ...
by SDR
Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA home gets addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

I hate to be catty -- but Bender has no shame, so he can say it: "There must be good money in make-up !" Nevertheless, this is a handsome house, and it's very nice [Mamie Dubcek, from the throat: ". . .very ni-i-i-ce. . ."] to see an addition that faithfully reflects the original...
by SDR
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA home gets addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

It seems odd to me that the "surviving" owner would proceed with the expansion, when it was no longer going to be needed. I suppose the value of the property was enhanced -- but at what cost ! It would be good to know if the encaptured tree actually adds something of aesthetic value to the...
by SDR
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA home gets addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Yeah -- seems like a lot of trouble for no real reason, to me. Tree movement, and growth/decay, are the real issues, I'd think. But others have done it, too.

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by SDR
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA home gets addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

LA home gets addition

by SDR
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: beam caps
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

by SDR
Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Some of your favorite 2 story MCM's
Replies: 30
Views: 2446

Some two-story houses barely qualify -- but are worthy of consideration, anyway. Here's John Schweikher's Upton house; the screened sun-porch on the roof is like a glorified Schindler Kings Road "sleeping basket". . . http://sdrdesign.com/Upton12.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/Upton32.jpg http:/...
by SDR
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Laminate Kitchen Cabinets: Your Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2522

I agree -- well stated. I saw samples of a laminate that featured short pieces of real fiber in a translucent matrix -- I believe the fibers were said to come from recycled coffee sacks. The effect was striking -- and of course did not attempt to mimic some other material. There are many manufacture...
by SDR
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Laminate Kitchen Cabinets: Your Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 2522

Stephen wrote "There is some middle ground. Ikea sells just the cabinet boxes (sans doors). Since you want relatively simple slab full-frame doors, you may find that a kitchen with Ikea innards and custom door / drawer fronts let's you do something stylish but keeps the budget in check." O...
by SDR
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pavers: rocks between or grass
Replies: 25
Views: 3767

Note that Stephen's new walk (almost ?) perfectly aligns with another May rancho across the street. Nice. Architects like this kind of thing. . . Now, will the users of the new walk march up one row of stones, ignoring the other -- or will some of them skip gaily right and left, to make use of "...
by SDR
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landscaping/Exterior help and opinions needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

by SDR
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Landscaping/Exterior help and opinions needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

I agree. Looking at the house, I can immediately suggest a simple painted improvement that will add a little sex appeal, regardless of what other painting is done: on the back wall of the carport, scribe a horizontal line at the height of the adjacent door (and the height of the glass line on the ri...
by SDR
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pavers: rocks between or grass
Replies: 25
Views: 3767

No doubt. Human locomotion was cleverly arranged -- would that be by Intelligent Design ? -- to operate at a variety of slopes and pitches ! I think it'll be easier and neater all around this way. . .


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by SDR
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pavers: rocks between or grass
Replies: 25
Views: 3767

Good question. The reason to hold the edging (12" concrete pavers on edge ?) flush with the grass is to make mowing easier. And the depressed level area with the pavers in it shouldn't be grass, for the same reason. Making the edging and the pavers of the same material minimizes the separate ma...
by SDR
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pavers: rocks between or grass
Replies: 25
Views: 3767

I can appreciate the desire for a dead-level array of paver squares -- but the result is going to be a bit more complex than if the pavers sit flush with the grass, isn't it. Does the lawn slope up (or down) from the street to the house, or is the slope right to left -- or both ? Either way, it soun...
by SDR
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: finally on Flickr
Replies: 43
Views: 5058


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