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by classic form
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Slate floor gloss sealer
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Sorry about the unsolicited opinion here but... Are you sure you want to put a coat of plastic over your natural slate? Just my own personal opinion but I like to feel the material when its used. Cars with wood trim that have been finished with poly ruins the wood for me, a bar that has the same coa...
by classic form
Wed May 19, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Kalamazoo, MI- Another Carver w/private lake!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Private spring fed lake...that's going to be priceless sooner than we think I'm afraid:) Nothing like your own private water supply...

Nice house, Carver. Carver. Carver.
by classic form
Sun May 02, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Photos From The 2010 L.A. Modernism Show
Replies: 4
Views: 2574

Great pics...thanks. And I must say, the absolute coolest trailer I have seen in my life! 135k might be a bit much for me to afford though:)
by classic form
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Kalamazoo, MI FLW #299
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Link from Wrightchat last year regarding house:

http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... =kalamazoo

Good luck getting inside...(of course if you do, give me a call and I'll join you:)
by classic form
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: cork flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

We used this quality of cork to line our drawers with (kitchen and bath). Bought it in approx. 2x3 sheets. It's great for deadening the sound of kitchen utensils when placed in the drawers and keeps them from sliding around. As a bonus it protects them from damage and is MUCH better than vinyl/paper...
by classic form
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Mid-Century TV Sets and Tube and Transistor Radios
Replies: 42
Views: 9867

Anybody else do the vintage stereo thing?
Here's one of mine in a spare bedroom...

Sansui and Dynaco.

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by classic form
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New to mid-century houses
Replies: 19
Views: 2798

Nice place...this one wasn't on the market long. Is it on Iowa?
by classic form
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: flooring suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2798

I recommend VCT anywhere:) Wood, concrete...whatever.
by classic form
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Fireplace grate success--power outage
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

How would someone like to save me the trouble of having to educate myself on generators? I'm not really in the mood to google and sift through a million links to find quick answers to a couple questions:) Natural gas powered generator, I'm assuming these can be installed indoors as long as they are ...
by classic form
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: where can I find this AC register
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

by classic form
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cozy situation remedied.....sort-of;)
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Well...I'm not very good at interior design but the first thing that popped into my head was grasscloth. Pick one wall. The only other thing is maybe loose the vertical blinds and replace with a pair of lined drapes. Those two simple things should go far.
by classic form
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Federal Preservation programs to get cut?
Replies: 3
Views: 2006

Thanks for the link...I personally don't follow through with issues unless it's made very easy for me, even if it's something like this that I'm passionate about. Fat and lazy.
by classic form
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena -- Buff and Hensman
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

I love the "natural look". Moss is one of my favorite natural surfaces. That said, it can look out of place in ultra modern-minimal settings. I think your place looks great the way it is.....also, maintenance is easier than always keeping it perfectly clean and spotless. Well good...I'm g...
by classic form
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any "attractive" programmable thermostats out ther
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Oh yea, forgot to mention...we like pics:)
by classic form
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any "attractive" programmable thermostats out ther
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

If you wanted to keep the original look there is another possibility here. Gut it and install a sensor leading to a remote "control center" hidden away in the furnace/boiler room. You should be able to use the same two wires that your existing stat is using. In fact, you may not have to gu...
by classic form
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena -- Buff and Hensman
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

by classic form
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Pasadena -- Buff and Hensman
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Wow is right! This house also brought up another question in my mind...moss on the walkways, patios and retaining walls. I've been contemplating power washing mine but just can't seem to go through with it. Do you think that in a wooded setting like this Buff and Hensman house that clean (new lookin...
by classic form
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finding that just right blue-green paint color
Replies: 18
Views: 2180

by classic form
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pictures of original MCM bathroom faucets
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

I've got a few handles of different styles laying around that I have picked up through the years. Post up a pic or link of what you are looking for and I'll see if I have it.
by classic form
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Ranch Bathroom vanity fixtures
Replies: 8
Views: 1925

Looks like there might be room for side lighting. If you need a shot of "gee, I don't look that bad" every once in a while side lighting will do it for you. Our "vanity" room has simple rows of side lights that are on a dimmer...really does the trick. http://i6.photobucket.com/al...
by classic form
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Glendale, Ca., Architect William Abbott
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Nice place? I think I'd go so far as to say that is a very nice place:) Original/not original wouldn't enter into it at all for me (or you either Joe I'd be willing to bet:)
by classic form
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pictures of original MCM bathroom faucets
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

I'll play but I don't think that there are too many originals left out here...

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by classic form
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Opdahl Residence, 1957. Killingsworth -- Long Beach
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

by classic form
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Brainstorm session-need creative ideas for our MCM house
Replies: 29
Views: 3969

That is a huge area, replacement would be very expensive. Our house had original Honeylite louvers installed for this purpose. They were a little ratty so we replaced them (very suprised that the company was still in business and manufacturing exact replacements after 50 some odd years). They are pa...
by classic form
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Rancho Mirage -- Moorish/Regency Estate
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Not my style either but I think It could become my style pretty damn quick! I could live with it...
by classic form
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb?
Replies: 2
Views: 1882

Judgeing by the holes in the wood for the back connection I'd say no. Never seen the design either, just doesn't have the right grace. The other thing that says no is the brass caps on the bottom of the legs. Looks more like John Widdicombs "modern" line than Gibbings. JW borrowed heavily ...
by classic form
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Grand Rapids, Mich. Nice modern 304,900usd
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Grand Rapids, Mich. Nice modern 304,900usd

Anyone looking for a house in GR? This one was pretty bad a couple years ago when it was up for sale...looks like the present owners have done a lot of work.

http://public.grar.com/public/ePubRecn. ... MLS=778080
by classic form
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA 1443 Devlin Dr
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Can you imagine getting tired of a house like that and putting it on the market? I've got to assume she doesn't need to sell it. Maybe the neighborhood is starting to go "bad".
by classic form
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Swimming Pool Redo
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

I've redone two pools in my life. Well, not exactly redone to the extent you are talking about but... Here in Mich. pools are painted mostly. I don't think I've ever run across a pool that was plastered. I'm not sure why Calif. pools get plastered but if it is just a regional thing with no good reas...
by classic form
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: 50's or 60's...ID please
Replies: 14
Views: 2811

Your room looks great...I agree that mixing styles/decades works well, I wish I had more variety. Here is the only piece that is not "of the era" but it is one of our favorite chairs. One of these days we'll paint the godawlful color away (of the cabinets). http://i6.photobucket.com/albums...

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