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by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please help me decide colors for my Ranch Remodel Exterior
Replies: 16
Views: 1711

After looking at the last set of photos I can see where you're going with the palette. Notice though that all of those houses you like are flat roofed and very industrial looking - the mix of industrial textures and contrasting colors work along the modernist paradigm in regards to the overall shape...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tell Me About Your Interior Doors!
Replies: 16
Views: 2762

Wow. Robbhouston and Joe, those doors look fantastic. Is it just me or does shellac seem to show off the somewhat iridescent quality of wood like no other finish? FYI that iridescent quality is known as chatoyance in "woodworking-speak" and something I strive for when working with figured...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Front door
Replies: 13
Views: 1950

I'd like for the frame to dissappear - either as a neutral color that matches the block or painted the same color as the door. I would not like the white outline - just my honest opinion.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: modern deck
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Most wood decking materials will rot or become bug infested if they have direct contact with the ground. So more than likely you'll want to have some type of supporting structure that elevates the deck from having contact as much as possible. I've seen decks applied right to the ground but they in g...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Pavers: rocks between or grass
Replies: 25
Views: 3799

Looking great Stephen. I've got a similar project coming up - finally putting in a path from the front door to the driveway. I have a friend who's a landscape designer - he came out and did us a comprehensive plan - we've made some changes to the plant selection but otherwise are going with what's h...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: finally on Flickr
Replies: 43
Views: 5138

by johnnyapollo
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: anyone have a mcm storage building
Replies: 16
Views: 2209

I put this up at my old house but it was actually more of a studio with lighting/power. Dimensions are 12x16 http://www.wildtoys.com/3401/2002Summer/Workshop.jpg The windows were a compromise (sent the wrong type as they shouldn't have had the frets) but otherwise the building matched the main build...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Please show us some XMAS/Holiday decorating ideas....
Replies: 80
Views: 11678

It's been around for many years - they used to hang up at Chris' Pizza House at Toco Hills in Atlanta - with the inch of dust that was on them (even the first time I went in over 10 years ago) I'd say they were put together in the 80s.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Exposed strata of a 2 ply torch-on roof with 2” insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Your first 4 images aren't showing for me. When we did our roof we used the same method as you - however we took the ISO and materials to the edges of the eaves to integrate into a wooden support structure used as a nailer for the flashing - this attaches the roof to the extremities creating an edge...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Guy Intro, and my WILD 60's modern home...
Replies: 27
Views: 5488

Hey Johnny,

Cool House! Very Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-ish. I'd love to set my Sci-Fi collection in that setting!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New Photos of My TN House -- Joyce, Pearson & Prout
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

Terrific and I really like the furnishings...

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help in Atlanta
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

I've also heard about a neighborhood that's close to Stone Mountain that has some P&H style homes towards the back - it's called Hidden Acres or something similar (not to be confused with the Hidden Acres that is between Northcrest and Northcrest East). I've been looking for more info - they app...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help in Atlanta
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

I was in that house yesterday - terrific original condition with stainless stove-top, oven and hood in an original walnut door/drawer kitchen. It had this cool flourescent light above the sink with a stainless, movable reflector (first I've seen like that). All the bathrooms and even the bar in the ...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2008.10.01-04
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2008.10.01-04

Details about the home tour have been posted to the Georgia DOCOMOMO website. Not trying to spam the fora but many don't look at the ModCom forum so here's a duplicate post. We're also looking for docent volunteers. If you're interested, please contact me. Here's a link to the site: http://www.docom...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where the hardwood meets the aluminum window frame . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 1913

I like what you've done and far prefer "real" flooring (I call the floating stuff "fake" flooring, but more as a joke because so much of it is that fake-print melamine stuff) that's glued or nailed - I like the way it feels and it seems more honest to me. However I do understand ...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Where the hardwood meets the aluminum window frame . . .
Replies: 28
Views: 1913

There are some other products out there that are "planks" in dimension but actually look like 1x1' tiles when applied - it gives you the look of 12" tile but is much quicker to apply. One of my neighbors has this product (I believe it's 1x3 or 1x4). This is an engineered, floating flo...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern Bird House--Build your own
Replies: 2
Views: 576

That's neat. I've been working on a few designs myself.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Hi all, Looking for a real source for house plans
Replies: 50
Views: 7812

This butterfly roof would be amazing on that lot and it looks like it would fir your dimensions:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/midcentarc ... 596375351/

I'd keep the size of any vacation home on the small side to keep down upkeep.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ridding your mcm of cigarette smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 934

We eliminated most of the smell in our house by using murphys soap in water the old fashion way - hand washing. We also have all the vents cleaned which helped the most and finally we replaced the entire HVAC system. One closet I ended up hand scrubbing had never been painted since the house was bui...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Small modern homes. . .and dollhouses !
Replies: 49
Views: 15797

Modern Doll House Plan

I thought someone might like my post about a Doll House plan I found in an old Deltagram magazine from 1946:

Image

http://modusmodern.blogspot.com/2008/07 ... house.html

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Slideshow essay on the building of an unbuilt FLW (LA Times)
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

It says in the article that he's gotten a lot of criticism on the rocks - seems he used the natural stone from the island and had to jut them out due to "required" insulation in the walls. I feel they could have been done better, plus he could have back cut the stone for all that.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1958 Paul Rudolph School in FL threatened
Replies: 32
Views: 13506

Urgent Need for Support of Riverview HS

Wanted to revive this thread based on an email forwarded to me today from Tom Little, president of the local DOCOMOMO chapter: Hi All: Sorry for the "crisis mode", but SAF needs e-mails of your support for the Riverview HS reuse by this Friday, June 13th when SAF will submit its proposal. ...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help locating a 3' slab exterior door in Beech
Replies: 12
Views: 687

There are several local distributors - one I've bought Schlage hardware from in the past, John Oatley Hardware. I wasn't aware that they did actual doors. I'll give them a call early next week (I don't believe they're open on weekends). They don't show rift-sawn beech (I believe it's the rift sawn a...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need help locating a 3' slab exterior door in Beech
Replies: 12
Views: 687

I've seen some commercial doors made with better materials - they're usually fitted to metal frames, are thicker than what's typical and are hung with four hinges - I'm inquiring with suppliers now. I'm also investigating custom veneering.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed May 28, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Casa de los Osos, Slim and Gabby's house!
Replies: 14
Views: 1523

Neat photoset - I added you as a contact on flickr.

-- Best, John
by johnnyapollo
Fri May 23, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Striated Plywood - Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2362

I missed the post about Samara - I don't believe that's an actual wood species, rather a brand name that comes from the region the wood was harvested from. Have you compared the wood to African Mahogany? Otherwise I wouldn't hazard a guess as to the species.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun May 18, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Birmingham, Alabama - MCM estate
Replies: 2
Views: 415

I love that green slate! So southern!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri May 09, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Toilet Selection
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Hey Stephen, I have two Kohler low volume toilets in my house that replaced the original black and pink by the previous owner. They're low-profile single cast (tank is integrated), 1.6 gallons and look great (one is black and the other white). Kohler recently began manufacturing these again as "...

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