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by SDR
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26386

Huh ?

I think we're all ranted out for the night, maybe. :roll:
by SDR
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: OUR NEW HOME FT. WORTH TEXAS
Replies: 38
Views: 6357

Sweet. Congratulations ! It looks so pristine. . . Somehow I question painting the exterior metalwork black. It would be nice if it didn't have to be there -- but black is the color that these security gates are routinely painted when installed, now -- making them appear (to me) as afterthoughts. Ju...
by SDR
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26386

Well, we'll probably get a nice article in Architectural Disgust with the new owner's decorator's furnishing choices, anyway. . .
like we did with La Miniatura, or Lloyd Wright's Novarro house, a few years back. So it's not all bad !

SDR
by SDR
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26386

by SDR
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26386

Rather: Buy it, remove the marble floors and Spanish ironwork, and bring it back into line with what Wright intended. Remember, this one "got away from" the architect before it was even finished. A strong-willed client, and an absent architect, meant that some of the details are totally wr...
by SDR
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hiding the cans
Replies: 22
Views: 3187

by SDR
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hiding the cans
Replies: 22
Views: 3187

by SDR
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hiding the cans
Replies: 22
Views: 3187

Nice looking, jesgord !

I remember those, Joe. I wonder why they went away -- too much trouble to install ?

SDR
by SDR
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hiding the cans
Replies: 22
Views: 3187

The single most important aspect of any installation, in terms of architectural presentation, is to have the object -- fence, lamp post, mailbox, etc) -- be level and plumb -- as I see it. (A fence will not be level, necessarily -- but its vertical elements had better be plumb !) I'm sure jesgord ha...
by SDR
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Silverlake CA early Schendler for Rent!
Replies: 7
Views: 2665

I find no reference to a Purviance,or a Maltman (Street ?), in any work on Schindler. The photo (of a work site ?) isn't much help. . .

Anybody ?
by SDR
Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Rent a Schindler for "only" 5K a month
Replies: 1
Views: 478

http://sdrdesign.com/RMSbuck1.jpg Julius Shulman http://sdrdesign.com/RMSbuck2.jpg Joachim Schumacher, Essen http://sdrdesign.com/RMSbuck3.jpg ditto http://sdrdesign.com/RMSbuck4.jpg From Gebhard (1980): ". . .perhaps the blandness of the [flat city site] and of the surrounding buildings sugge...
by SDR
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Nice knobs! (hardware)
Replies: 1
Views: 686

by SDR
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Robert W Stevens residence - Period Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Cork ceiling ! Yes. . .


Gracias.

SDR
by SDR
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6921

I'm sure Jerry will have a response, but in the mean time -- why should we expect regional variation ( of the elements you focus on, anyway) when the
national media -- shelter magazines, TV shows -- broadcast these ideas universally across the land ?

SDR
by SDR
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW BOOK: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

by SDR
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW BOOK: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Bear Run, PA: Rustic ranch on own acreage -- room for expansion !

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by SDR
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW BOOK: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

. . .demonstrating that it is possible to take a more inclusive view of the term. . . !
by SDR
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW BOOK: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Bender's Big Book of Ranch Houses ! http://sdrdesign.com/ranch1.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ranch2.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ranch3.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ranch4.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ranch5.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ranch6.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ranch11.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/ranch8.jpg http:/...
by SDR
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW BOOK: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Well. . .it says [wait, I'll copy it]
"Welcome to Pleasantville... Thank you in advance for keeping our discussion Light Hearted, Positive and FRIENDLY!"


:D
by SDR
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: NEW BOOK: Ranch Houses: Living the California Dream
Replies: 14
Views: 1499

Funny -- Lautner's Schaffer house as a "ranch house." That's like calling the Space Shuttle a "commuter aircraft". . .!

I'm sure it's a cool book.

SDR
by SDR
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sam Maloof
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Yes -- wood selection is one of the pleasures (when it goes well) of woodworking. Somewhere just recently I saw a room with lots of medium-dark oak (?) trim -- and the grain was all about the same. I wish I'd saved the photo, because I though at the time "that's no accident -- someone spent a b...
by SDR
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Sam Maloof
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Sam Maloof is dead less than three weeks, and Thomas Moser knocks off his rocker ? Looks like a nice design. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ?

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by SDR
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Michelle Kaufmann's green/modern prefab co. bites the dust
Replies: 24
Views: 5605

"Building 8 similar houses is much more efficient than building one-offs " I take no issue with anything that's been said (not having the experience to inform me, one way or the other) -- but wouldn't this be true for any method of construction, whether stick-built, factory-built, or anyth...
by SDR
Sun May 31, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Michelle Kaufmann's green/modern prefab co. bites the dust
Replies: 24
Views: 5605

I think those examples support the contention that "style is everything," in getting any building past the various gatekeepers. Many a modern architect has altered his normal way of working, on occasion, to satisfy the quirks of a particular local zoning regulation or community ordinance. ...
by SDR
Sun May 31, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Michelle Kaufmann's green/modern prefab co. bites the dust
Replies: 24
Views: 5605

In the middle of this page

http://www.archinect.com/forum/threads. ... 6_0_42_0_C

is a young (?) architect's (?) illustration of his idea for an urban structure supporting dozens of those "boxes." And he claims that it's economically viable ! Who knew. . .?

SDR
by SDR
Wed May 27, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Michelle Kaufmann's green/modern prefab co. bites the dust
Replies: 24
Views: 5605

I don't know how pertinent (or how accurate) this is, but for what it's worth.

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/09/prefab-is-not-t.html

By reading the responses I learn that the author has moved on from pre-fab to SIPs. . .


SDR
by SDR
Thu May 21, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6921

Good one, Robb. . .! Though I can't say so for sure, the shutters may have been intended to be closed against cold and storm in the winter -- when there would be, at most, dead flowers in the window boxes. I assume that the shutters would have louvers (if any) slanted to shed water in the closed, no...
by SDR
Wed May 20, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Spec Builders continue to amaze!
Replies: 63
Views: 6921

Well, I haven't seen anything lately that I liked any more than that sweet little simple concrete-block house you showed us the other day -- yeah, the really "plain" one. The exterior corner-wall, creating a suggested outdoor space, was the icing on the cake. I'm not quite sure which of yo...

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