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by johnnyapollo
Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MCM FURNITURE
Replies: 27
Views: 9892

I own a series of Popular Mechanics Illustrated Home Handyman Encyclopedias - 5 volumes published in 1964 - however most of the images and projects are more 1950's - it's full of modernist furniture, proposals for carports and the like. I'd recommend them to anyone with our vent - whole set cost me ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Test your modernist knowledge!
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

I also got 12/16. Guess I'm paying too much attention or something.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Before and After Photos of my Palmer & Krisel
Replies: 58
Views: 23746

Thanks for all that information. I'm thinking of going a similar route in my kitchen (IKEA opens in Atlanta this fall).

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Atomic Ranch
Replies: 46
Views: 10822

Our community pool, poured in the early 60's, is trapezoidal shaped. Here's a scan from an original sales brochure:

http://www.northcrestmodern.com/images/ ... e4_800.jpg

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA area - MCM?
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Your biggest challenge is going to be in finding a decent school district. As mentioned previously, many of the MCMs in Atlanta are in Dekalb - if you were really set in finding one, look in the Tucker area (OTP) or Lavista (ITP). Those schools are the best on this side of town. I've sent you Cindi'...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jenkins House in Houston Update
Replies: 94
Views: 23765

The new doors are awesome. Did they come from one of the manufacturors disscussed previously? My house has two pocket doors (they recess into the walls) - would this be an option (it would require some wall tear-out but it seems like you're already there). There's something about a sliding door that...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA area - MCM?
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Hey Steph,

We almost moved into Smokerise - found several "potentials" but the cost was prohibitive at the time plus the commute as you mention. It's much easier to access everything from Northcrest - which get's bonus points due to the location convenient to both 85 and 285.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue May 31, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Better Homes and Gardens August 1954
Replies: 17
Views: 6802

The house is attributed to architect John Kline of Ohio. The house is 1300 square feet. I'll try to get the pages scanned (there's about 8-10 including pics of the post-beam construction techniques used.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue May 31, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 228168

by johnnyapollo
Tue May 31, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 228168

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof. 2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows) 3) Adding a second story. 4) Putting in a country kitchen. 5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl) 6) Adding vinyl ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue May 31, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Mid-Century Modern Home
Replies: 237
Views: 228168

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof. 2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows) 3) Adding a second story. 4) Putting in a country kitchen. 5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl) 6) Adding vinyl ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue May 31, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Better Homes and Gardens August 1954
Replies: 17
Views: 6802

Better Homes and Gardens August 1954

I'm not sure if this issue has been discussed in the past - I managed to pick it up for $5 at a local antique store. Better Homes and Gardens August 1954 http://www.northcrestmodern.com/images/BHG8-54_800.jpg Besides the obvious MCM photo on the cover, the call out to "This roof "floats" on steel po...
by johnnyapollo
Tue May 31, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA area - MCM?
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Hey punagirl, That area over by Sage Hills/Channel 5 is where my girlfriend grew up - her family had a great MCM/ranch - I've got the original architect-rendered plan for the mailbox, of all things. I plan to add a resources section to northcrestmodern to showcase some of my findings. Speaking of be...
by johnnyapollo
Mon May 30, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA area - MCM?
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Hi stewardess, Please accept my apologies for missing your initial post - I've been away visiting my mother (who is now in Skyline Hospital in Nashville). Welcome to Lotta Livin - there's quite a bit of good information here. If you need any help looking for an MCM in Atlanta, please write me at joh...
by johnnyapollo
Wed May 25, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Zombie Alert!
Replies: 12
Views: 2905

I saw the trailer for Land of the Dead last night. It could be a winner!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed May 25, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Zombie Alert!
Replies: 12
Views: 2905

74% for me as well. Probably carrying too much stuff.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Thu May 19, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Square Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

My house was built in 1964. The originally owner had the entire house decorated/styled in Polynesian - go figure. The influences are primarily oriental. I wish I had some pictures from that time. I've heard that they originally had 6-foot tall Tikis at the entrance.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue May 17, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Home Square Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

by johnnyapollo
Mon May 16, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Crying Wood Beam
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Water tends to wick down into unexpected places. The leak could be many feet away from where it is actually weeping. Look above the beam along the roof, especially for protruding vent stacks for plumbing and/or your chimney. Usually leaks like this are caused by improper sealing somewhere - it sound...
by johnnyapollo
Mon May 16, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Roofing Question
Replies: 3
Views: 963

I've got a MB cap on my built-up roof - sort of the best of both worlds. It's not the prettiest roof but the actual roof of my house can only be seen for a few feet from the driveway entrance, so it's not distracting. I choose an asphalt shingle texture to approximate the look, however even with loo...
by johnnyapollo
Wed May 11, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need Help - Cliff May gas line
Replies: 4
Views: 847

So you are removing the wall completely and not using the water lines, drain stack or electrical? All may be capped low - if you're on a slab you could break out some of the concrete that the lines are encased within - however you do run the risk of breaking the steel drain pipe. You're best bet is ...
by johnnyapollo
Mon May 09, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Retro Fonts
Replies: 18
Views: 5493

Cool site, that.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon May 09, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod vs Mc ... building costs.
Replies: 39
Views: 5932

I asked for and received sales materials from Fleetwood - interesting company - the closest distribution to Atlanta is in FL - however they will ship just about anywhere. I really like their pocketed multi-panel slider - basically you can get a door that spans about 15 feet in 4 all glass w/aluminum...
by johnnyapollo
Fri May 06, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mod vs Mc ... building costs.
Replies: 39
Views: 5932

I went through a bit of this at my previous house by building a free-standing workshop. The building was 12X16 supported by piers, with a deck for a porch, shed roof, "clerestory windows" (use that term loosely) and french doors. Here's a pic: http://www.wildtoys.com/3401/2002Summer/Workshop.jpg The...
by johnnyapollo
Wed May 04, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: EBAY: For you eBay Addicts
Replies: 21
Views: 3385

EBAY: For you eBay Addicts

by johnnyapollo
Mon May 02, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modernist house numbers
Replies: 57
Views: 12689

It looks to be a cross of Trebuchet (the "K" isn't quite right) and Century Gothic (the "A" "R" and "C" aren't the same). Futura Lt BT may be the closest (the "R" isn't quite the same). If I can find my typeface book I'll see if there are other possibilities.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun May 01, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: What's the most ridiculous thing in the DWR catalog?
Replies: 43
Views: 16477

Speaking of Noguchi, One of my neighbors has this really interesting Noguchi knock-off- It has an extra base part that flows out into a rectangular container - he currently places magazines in there but I have a feeling that it was intended as a planter. At first glance I thought "oh another noguchi...
by johnnyapollo
Sun May 01, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Jenkins House in Houston Update
Replies: 94
Views: 23765

That beam looks to be a stack of material - it would be nice to replace it with a solid beam. Also, you can probably lose the fascia that overlaps the top as it looks to be an add-on. Dead-end the fascia to the beam from the angles of the roof and use a cap-flashing for the top. You may want to cons...
by johnnyapollo
Sun May 01, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Modern bathroom ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 6792

Wow - simply beautiful - especially next to the ornamental brick to the left, then juxtapozed to the red/orange brick column. Great contrast.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Electric Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2255


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