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by ch
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Thorgusen? Thorguson? Thorgusson?
Replies: 6
Views: 1843

So what did happen to that house between this listing: and the most recent one?
by ch
Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Neutra restoration architect John Bertram in LATimes
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

I enjoyed this article. I was especially delighted to find an architect who was content to simply live in the house as it was built despite some limitations.
by ch
Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Woodland Hills, CA - Van Dekker House by Schindler
Replies: 49
Views: 30861

Mind-boggling!

I half expected Little Edie to appear in one of the photographs. Wasn't someone actually living in this place up until recently? Must be a sad story.

The place does seem salvageable by someone with deep pockets and vision. Wasn't Marmol Radziner looking for work?
by ch
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Knoll Textiles - archival collection
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Isn't that Knoll Hopsack (K1206)? This fabric is still manufactured by Knoll and can be readily purchased.
by ch
Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Woodland Hills, CA - Van Dekker House by Schindler
Replies: 49
Views: 30861

Will someone please try to go and report back to us whether or not this house could be saved or if it is past the point of no return?

Would love to see some interior photos if possible.
by ch
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Lloyd Wright buildings in LA and vicinity
Replies: 9
Views: 2932

If you are ever out in the desert near Joshua Tree, the Institute of Mentalphysics compound is an interesting collection of Wright-designed buildings. It's still some kind of religous retreat but as there wasn't much going on in the middle of summer they allowed us to walk the grounds and have a loo...
by ch
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Sold! Ardsley, N.Y. - Just N. of Manhattan (45 min.)
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

by ch
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mid-century cooking
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

Very funny. I am always amazed by some of the concoctions I find in these kind of "cook books." I was just reading a recipe for using gelatin in gazpacho to make it semi-solid! Yummy, soup cubes! What were they thinking back then? Then again, this was the age when pink and jade green were ...
by ch
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: The idea of "LottaLiving" started in California-
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Will California be able to bounce back? Or is it the "tragedy of the commons" on a massive scale? As somone once said, "California is to the U.S. what the U.S. is to the world" and I do agree. I hope the Golden State can shine again.
by ch
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Loiusville, Lexington or Cincinnati-- want to buy
Replies: 19
Views: 2509

That house was widely discussed on the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy board for those interested:

http://www.savewright.org/wright_chat/v ... ht=gunning
by ch
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Arts & Architecture: 1945 - 1954 1/2 Price at Barneys
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Wow, that is a fantastic price for this set. That works out to less than $1.50 per issue - I wish I had waited!
by ch
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Valuable tables but what are they?!? (Noob, so be kind ;o)
Replies: 6
Views: 2438

by ch
Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Case Study House No. 22 -- the Stahl house
Replies: 20
Views: 4255

by ch
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LaCanada Flintridge, CA--post & beam home--For Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 3321

by ch
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 26395

Of the four textile block houses in LA, the two which are privately owned (Storer and Millard) are in fantastic shape, while the two that are institutionally owned are dying a slow death (Ennis and Freeman). I can understand your anger after donating money to preserve the Ennis, but personally I wou...
by ch
Tue May 26, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: R.M. Schindler / McAlmon House for Rent in Silverlake
Replies: 0
Views: 610

R.M. Schindler / McAlmon House for Rent in Silverlake

Just came across interesting listing. Not sure if it has been rented or not.



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by ch
Thu May 21, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: Minature Buildings
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Minature Buildings

Stumbled across this site which retails miniature buildings and thought it was pretty fun:

Here's a sample of the Richfield Building.

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by ch
Thu May 14, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Futuro House @ Wright Auction
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

More on Futuro, from a previous Wright sale:

by ch
Thu May 14, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Futuro House @ Wright Auction
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

If you go to the minisite and click on "Futuro" there's a slide show of the interior. Is this the original fireplace? Those shelves look like later add-ons.

I too would love to restore one of these. It would make a great guest house or cabin.
by ch
Wed May 13, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Futuro House @ Wright Auction
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Futuro House @ Wright Auction

Now's your chance to own one:



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by ch
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Venturi House saved from Demolition
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Not to beat a dead horse, but... I was born in New York State and lived my young adult life in New York City - and at no point ever considered either to be "New England." I now live in Connecticut, which most definitely is. There are many differences in attitude, state government, philosop...
by ch
Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bees in my soffit
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

OHMYGOD,

I got tired just reading about what I am supposed to do!
by ch
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: bees in my soffit
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

Ah yes, Carpenter bees. They just love the cypress siding of my house too. Saw the first couple a day ago. They are really hard to get rid of. They look like Yellow Jackets but are not the same type of bee at all, they don't swarm and only sting if really directly provoked. Easiest way to tell: Carp...
by ch
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: LA, CA Schindler designed Presburger House for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

LA, CA Schindler designed Presburger House for Sale

Another Schindler comes on the market with some rarely seen interior views:

by ch
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Replacement cushions for an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Replies: 8
Views: 5946

Herman Miller still offers replacement parts depending on how old the chair is. I believe there was a change in the attaching clips somewhere along the way and I think they only offer the revamped attachment. Also, Hume (in LA) offers replacement parts for various vintage Herman Miller chairs (but I...
by ch
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any potential in this Florida Ranch?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Location, location, location. If it's close to the beach that price does seem cheap, although who can say where Florida's real estate market is heading. It's been super-inflated for so long. As for the house, I have never cared much for garages made into living space. I assume that space is now incl...
by ch
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Carver in Kalamazoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1010



Wow, those kitchens in the house above look like they're right out of the Brady Bunch residence! The daisy flooring and yellow/orange formica are total 1970s.

This is light years away from the restrained, Japanese-inspired look of Mr. Carver's earlier work.
by ch
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Another Carver in Kalamazoo
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Norm Carver, unsung modernist. Why hasn't his work gotten more acclaim? That seems like a great price for a fine house in one of the nicer parts of town. Looks like cork on the floor. Too bad the interior block has been painted. I would like to inform those people who think raw concrete block looks ...
by ch
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA home gets addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

by ch
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eastern Long Island Waterfront MCM
Replies: 63
Views: 7125


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