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by johnnyapollo
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eurobad '74
Replies: 12
Views: 785

I thought it was a handheld spigot (black tube).

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29
Replies: 11
Views: 340

bump to the top as a reminder - see you tomorrow!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eurobad '74
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Prolly made the list with that blue and green striped wall - bleah!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eurobad '74
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Eurobad '74

Image

Not much I can say about the above - more here:
http://www.omodern.com/Eurobad/euro.html

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Simple landscaping ideas for a 50's contemporary ranch
Replies: 15
Views: 1605

Have you thought about Japanese Plum Yew?

http://www.carrollgardens.com/trees_shr ... 0-10-12797

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Updated info is now available:

http://docomomoga.org/wordpress/?p=89

Anyone know yet if you're coming?

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod (and budget-oriented) Firepits
Replies: 36
Views: 6136

Nothing hard about creating forms - the toughest to build are circular but otherwise you use hardboard or MDF bought at the borg stores (they don't have much texture so the finish is smooth) and build boxes and/or shapes. once you have the basic shape figured out, you reinforce from the outside with...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We need to close in the carport, but I'm just not sure.
Replies: 46
Views: 2643

I've personally visited Rob's house and it's quite nice. He did a particularly good job of adapting his needs to the house, while retaining the original intent and flavor. In general, I don't like modifications that entail altering an original design element, but I do understand making changes that ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod (and budget-oriented) Firepits
Replies: 36
Views: 6136

I've thought about a pit in the past - cheapest solution is to make a plywood form and pour one - that way it's your own design and you can add any features you want. It's not that difficult to do either. I saw an interesting pit that placed lit gas nozzles in the middle of black eggrock surrounded ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: We need to close in the carport, but I'm just not sure.
Replies: 46
Views: 2643

I like the glass-panel version - if you're going to do one it may be the lease obtrusive looking. Prolly won't be cheap, though. A different consideration is how it's done - in my neighborhood many have enclosed the carport, but have pushed the walls out (leaving very little overhang for the roof) t...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29
Replies: 11
Views: 340

by johnnyapollo
Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29
Replies: 11
Views: 340

jakabedy - I sent you a private message with some links to pics.

egads - the press release that was supposed to go out yesterday is going out today - info will also be posted on the DOCOMOMO GA site later today:



-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Atlanta MCM; Looking for Modern Landscape Designer
Replies: 8
Views: 894

I painted out beams a dark brown (they were formerly a medium green and originally a very dark green). The walls are a mellow yellow/gold and this combination works well. Progress shot (one beam in kitchen was still green) http://wildtoys.com/house/Spring2005/beamscompare.jpg Another neighborhood to...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29
Replies: 11
Views: 340

I believe they've settled on 5 locations - 3 houses and 2 condos. Of the 3 houses, two were desgined by Robert Green as noted - one of those, Arrowhead House, is in a really neat mid-century neighborhood called Amberwood - the third house is also in Amberwood, just down the street and interestingly,...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: characteristics of usonian houses
Replies: 34
Views: 1635

Thonet variation?

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: This year's DOCOMOMO GA home tour
Replies: 0
Views: 132

This year's DOCOMOMO GA home tour

Sorry about the double post, but I know many don't look at the calendar of events section. The upcoming DOCOMOMO GA home tour is in a few weeks and I think some of you might be interested in attending. This year there are two fabulous Robert Green designs - RG was a Wright fellow who practiced organ...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29

Atlanta, GA: Annual DOCOMOMO Home Tour 2007.09.28-29 Thought some of you nearby might be interested. This year's home tour features two Robert Green homes - RG was a student of FLW and practiced organic architecture. His first house on his return from Taliesin, the Copeland house is on the tour, as...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Any experience with Smeg appliances?
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

by johnnyapollo
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Wow. Likeler has oak floors!
Replies: 8
Views: 552

From your description - thin oak boards face-nailed, I would think the flooring was an add-on. You used to be able to buy flooring kits at department stores like Sears that one could install yourself - sort of a pre-cursor to pergo-style floating floor systems - these were thing strips that were fac...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Wow. Likeler has oak floors!
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Sounds like the floor is face-nailed to the subfloor? If so I'm not sure if it's worth saving - that type of flooring is typically very thin and when sanded you have both the issue of the floor thickness (thin floors can only be lightly sanded at best) and the nail heads tearing the sand paper. Oak ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Realtor Rant
Replies: 41
Views: 6201

Granite counter tops have become my pet peeve of late - I used to like the look as it really dresses up a traditional home (but really didn't like them functionally - ever dropped something on one?) - but now I see them in everything and they just appear dated to me. But still, when you see DYI type...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid-Century Modern Ceiling Fans
Replies: 34
Views: 3038

My opinion is that the fan should dissappear against the ceiling, whatever color that is, and should be devoid of ornamentation. You basically don't want to notice it, ever, as it's a functional and not a design element. Once you attach lighting to it, go with brass, stainless (unless your ceiling i...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Post and beam contruction, wiring and plumbing
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Wiring is run through beams in regards to lighting and generally run over the top of the ceiling/roofing material (meaning that if the ceiling is T&G the wiring runs over the top, and is then covered by the roofing material base, insulation, etc). Even though the construction incorporates posts,...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: REBUILDING PORCH ROOF - OPINIONS & IDEAS APPRECIATED
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Rot Arn - it was a theory presented by the lecturer, Richard Cloues from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division. He showed images of some Cliff May homes in the same perspective as some images of a house with the vining "rot arn" and they looked uncanny...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: VCT a no-no in the bathroom?
Replies: 17
Views: 1537

by johnnyapollo
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Best paint for front door.
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Semi-gloss in red or black are my favorites (they are also good fung shui colors). I prefer Duron over Behr and have also had good luck with Pratt and Lambert and Benjamin Moore. I tend to use Lowe's Olympic exterior paints the most (they were rated pretty much as the best in a CR review a few years...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: REBUILDING PORCH ROOF - OPINIONS & IDEAS APPRECIATED
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Your house really doesn't look like it was designed to have gutters. Do you really need them along the front edges of the shed roof? I would think gutters at the lowest sloping edge would suffice (sorry that was off topic). About those decorative supports - in a recent DOCOMOMO seminar it was mentio...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New to Atlanta
Replies: 3
Views: 703

If you have time, you may want to attend the DOCOMOMO seminar on the Ranch - it's tonight at DWR in Buckhead. There will be many Modern enthusiast attending, including several architects and members of the modernist community. I posted about it here: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=101...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New to Atlanta
Replies: 3
Views: 703


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