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by johnnyapollo
Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: li'l fun with Latin
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

by johnnyapollo
Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Post and Beam Ceiling Refinish
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

Hey SDR, About DA (Dual Action) sanders - from doing body work over 20 years ago, we always referenced the rotating sanders as DAs (describing the action that you describe above for the rotating ones). If it's now used to describe a square sander that has two settings, it's news to me and not what I...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Post and Beam Ceiling Refinish
Replies: 14
Views: 2967

Thought I'd chime in. If you use chlorine bleach for the ceilings on the water stains, don't expect to get the entire stain out. It will remove enough so that you may restain and if you're good with color, accomplish a close color match. Most woodworkers use special bleaches formulated for wood (the...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: When is it NOT okay to build modern?
Replies: 56
Views: 17589

That example looks more like a post-modern monstrocity to me - though it does have some modern elements (when I see those images, I think "overdone" rather than well done). If anything, your pueblo-modern infusion concept is at the opposite end of the spectrum - sleek modernism meets local historic ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: When is it NOT okay to build modern?
Replies: 56
Views: 17589

I guess it depends on your definition - when I hear "way of life" I'm thinking of more than living with like-minded people - sounds more like a life commitment to a cause - I'm merely pointing out that there are many levels of modernism and adoption of the idea. To me "way of life" is the extreme - ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: When is it NOT okay to build modern?
Replies: 56
Views: 17589

I stand behind what I said earlier. If you are going through some type of review board and your house is approved as far as neighborhood standards go, I can't imaging too many complaining about what you build. Especially with your descriptions of going southwestern/pueblo style (even with modern ele...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: When is it NOT okay to build modern?
Replies: 56
Views: 17589

I agree with the views above - I think you should go for it - let the neighbors be damned!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: MelinaMade has a new site
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

I dig it!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Need Front Door Replacement Ideas
Replies: 38
Views: 12553

You can probably special order a prehung unit much cheaper, then retrim. For Solid core luan you're not talking that much money, and the install shouldn't be that much (or if you're handy you can probalby install it yourself).

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14280

I've seen some interesting work being done on abandoned utility type buildings, like old garages and/or service stations. If you don't mind living "poor" for a while, you could find a basic concrete block structure (square/rectangular building, slanted shed roof, metal posts, poured concrete slab, s...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What would it take to return this to original?
Replies: 15
Views: 2222

SDR makes a very good point - to remove the added floor would not only be expensive, but would actually decrease the value of the house. My suggestions weren't to infer that the house would be better with two floors rather than the original, but to propose that it would be both less expensive and mo...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Ray
Replies: 25
Views: 4920

by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What would it take to return this to original?
Replies: 15
Views: 2222

I think you could do other things with that house and still get it both livable and "MCM inspired" - leave the roof but replace the upper story windows with something more appropriate - also if you added a first story wall of brick or stone you could alleviate some of the ackwardness of the property...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Thonet Stools
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Thonet Stools

by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: "period" house numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

I'm also considering placing numbers on either the mailbox or house. I actually like the Eichler numbers that this small company is producing: http://www.eichlernumbers.com/ I'm thinking of placing them on my stone mailbox: http://www.wildtoys.com/house/Spring2002/Mailbox_600.jpg I'm thinking they w...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: New MCM Construction.. Possible??
Replies: 63
Views: 14280

I remember seeing a post on the board about a new development in Palm Springs: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2772&highlight=palm+springs $300s might be out of your price range (but seems really inexpensive to me for the area), but you may be able to get some ideas. I'm not sure w...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Trying to determine the style/architecture of this house
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

There are many homes with a similar footprint in my neighborhood: http://www.northcrestmodern.com/designs/phase1_Style9.asp The houses in my neighborhood have slate entry-way floors, interior accent walls of brick or stone, clerestory windows and large open rooms - some have sunk-in living areas - a...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Suggestions for Splinter (Other Topical) Forums
Replies: 48
Views: 21201

Hey FG, My recommendation would be to break up the MODCOM Community, Events and a new "Modern Homes for Sale" topic into regional sections - like quadrants of the US plus an international bucket. Since those areas are pretty specific to locale, it would make more sense to segment them. Can these be ...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Can someone tell me about this So Ca house?
Replies: 3
Views: 948

This looks like the same house:

http://www.socalmodern.com/Listings/P43 ... 34435.html

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 1954 BH&G Home for all America
Replies: 76
Views: 20311

I have a friend who's buiding a double geodesic stucture down in florida. It uses metal trussing with 3" thick concrete panels, backed by foam insulation (walls end up being about 8-9" thick). Many possibilities with this type of construction - he's made all his cabinetry out of stainless that he we...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MDF Countertops?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

I've used MDF extensively both doing display work and for Museum exhibits. There are actually at least two grades to look for - the regular MDF product can produce voids - there is a higher end board that is super consistent, more dense and finishes better (since it sounds like you are exposing the ...
by johnnyapollo
Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Uncertain about decor style - would like input.
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

I have several Haywood Wakefield pieces, a bedside table with drawer, a "table desk" and a round wicker table. The bedside table has the original "champaign" finish while the table desk has been refinished to a similar finish. I believe that Wakefield used birch for the painted furnishings and maple...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Northcrest Subdivision in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Northcrest Subdivision in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

This article came out today in the Friday Edition: Northcrest revels in bygone era By TINAH SAUNDERS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 02/04/05 Every once in a while, we stumble onto a hidden treasure — a house or neighborhood with a distinct personality that begs to be revealed. Such...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: New website swanky pre-70's LA bars and restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

by johnnyapollo
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Suggestions for Splinter (Other Topical) Forums
Replies: 48
Views: 21201

I would be interested in starting a topic more centered around the Southeasten US. Because of the Subtropical temperatures, high humidity and varying elevation, this region shares many of the same issues - and similar buiding techniques were used that modified those principles created by Eichler and...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Can you tell me something about my new house??
Replies: 10
Views: 2377

I'd also suggest a simple, unornamented slab front door painted red or black (good Feng Shui) - but the simpler the better. Some of the homes in my neighborhood still have the star shaped escutcheon - quite spectacular! I still have the matching door bell on my house. I'll take pics of it once I get...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: A-frames
Replies: 33
Views: 9421

Love that shop - there used to be a red-roofed A-frame near my house but it was torn down to make room for a Blockbuster. There are actually about a half dozen A-frame ranches in my neighborhood: http://www.northcrestmodern.com/homes/images/3247LynnrayDr.jpg http://www.northcrestmodern.com/homes/ima...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mid Century Modern Movie Images
Replies: 18
Views: 4800

If you like the "Tenth Victim" try Danger Diabolik: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062861/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnxteD0yMHxzZz0xfGxtPTIwMHx0dD1vbnxwbj0wfHE9ZGFuZ2VyIGRpYWJvbGlrfGh0bWw9MXxubT1vbg__;fc=1;ft=9 Nothing like a whole basement full of E-type jags to make my day! Also, Gerry Anderson's UFO series if fu...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta GA - MCM for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

One of my friends was under contract on a house that shared the back property line with that house. I've taken a look and it is quite beautiful - the pictures really don't do it justice. I think the price is a bit excessive, but I guess it will go for whatever the local market will bear. -- Best, John
by johnnyapollo
Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Uncertain about decor style - would like input.
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

My house has various pieces of Arts and Crafts, Deco, MCM and other styles. I think to make it work you need to keep to the simpler lines - stay away from ornamentation and ostentation. You can really make things work if you keep a minimum amount of furniture in the room - many over-do things by lin...

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