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by johnnyapollo
Fri May 14, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Robert Green's Gould House
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Robert Green's Gould House

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3348/4600550287_32ac118d66.jpg I recently had the good fortune to view the Gould House, designed by Wright Fellow Robert Green. I took tons of photos and wrote up a short bit about it in my blog: http://modusmodern.blogspot.com/2010/05/robert-greens-gould-house.html T...
by johnnyapollo
Mon May 10, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: incredible original specimen
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Good find! Amazing home...

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun May 09, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Northcrest 2010 Tour of Homes
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Northcrest 2010 Tour of Homes

I thought I'd share my blogpost and images from the 2010 Northcrest Tour of Homes. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4591919924_24042f3922.jpg Blog: http://northcrestmodern.blogspot.com/2010/05/northcrest-tour-of-homes-2010.html Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnyapollo/sets/72157624023168...
by johnnyapollo
Fri May 07, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Would you replace these?
Replies: 12
Views: 2045

The HD in ATL carry three versions of the plastic, clear, white and smoke, in two lengths (8' and 12'). It's easy to install - if you can't use the original hardware look for SS hex bolts that have rubber gaskets under them and only screw then where the corregation goes up so water doesn't pool arou...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Talking trash (cans)
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

"Talking Trash Cans" - Just saw the title again and the first thing that came to mind was that they say "Feed Me" when you get near the can - sorry
by johnnyapollo
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Aluminum Window retrofits!
Replies: 18
Views: 3897

by johnnyapollo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Ipe siding
Replies: 13
Views: 1477

Are you keeping it natural or painting it? If your'e painting it why not go with a hardie-type concrete product? The cost savings is significant. I think the real advantage of ipe is the wood finish longevity (well that and wood boring bees wont touch it -but the same is true with concrete). -- John
by johnnyapollo
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta, GA - Robert Green designed home
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

I had the opportunity to take some extensive photos of this home - I'll put them up when I get the chance. There are actually 3 RG homes for sale in and around Atlanta with a fourth about to be listed - it's a rare opportunity to see some wonderful Usonian architecture.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Round exhaust fan
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

by johnnyapollo
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Outdoor post lights-any mod options?
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

You can put a globe on a regular metal post - they sell the globe at lighting universe:

Here's white on white:
http://www.lightinguniverse.com/product ... m=exterior globe

There's also a white on black version.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Globe Pendant Lamps for Exterior where to purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Have an Ikea near you?

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: What kind of MCM Ranch will 265K buy in Marietta, GA
Replies: 6
Views: 1127

That's a lot of house - too bad it's been remuddled so much...be a project to get it back.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Scraping popcorn ceilings
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

One thing to consider - it can sometimes be less expensive to add new drywall over the old ceiling - especially if there isn't a light fixture. There's and added benefit of decreasing noise and you don't lose much in ceiling height.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tankless Water Heater Install
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

by johnnyapollo
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Eichler Pantry Door Light Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

I've noticed the same switches as were originally used in my neighborhood (built in the 60s) in a local Ace Hardware store - same manufacturer even. I'd assume it would be a direct swap as a replacement - if you have switch in another doorway you could look at it and find one similar (or if you're h...
by johnnyapollo
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Ranch Bathroom vanity fixtures
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

I agree with most of Stephen's changes other than some of the color choices, the light and faucet. I found that the least expensive chrome faucet (about $30 at HD or Lowes) works well with original tile - that's really the limitiing factor, in my opinion. When you go very "high-tech" on th...
by johnnyapollo
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Mid Century Ranch Bathroom vanity fixtures
Replies: 8
Views: 1915

I've used these in several restovations - they look very close to the original lights used in my neighborhood (built in the 60s):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnyapollo/4250472377/

About $30 at HD.

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kitchen with Pig Lipstick remuddle
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

by johnnyapollo
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Unwise Changes needing Undoing-
Replies: 11
Views: 1106

To me the worst part is the beam coming through the shower...although that horrible tile and awkward jet tube come in a close second. I see a lot of similar alterations - not really a "remuddle" as the elements are often modernist - more often too "bauhaus" and minimalist, totall...
by johnnyapollo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Livin Trial & Jury - A Cliff May Re-muddle (Dallas
Replies: 24
Views: 3799

I agree with egads on that - I've got bruises on my hips and thighs to prove it!

-- John
by johnnyapollo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 5028

Comments in reverse order to your post: It's cool that the original door casing trim was hidden under that crappy stuff - one question - it's hard to tell in the photo but did the PO sit the paneling on the floor moldings, then apply the new on top? If it's under there and you want to use the origin...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 5028

The trick on cleaning up the grooves is to make a couple of narrrow tools out of old blades - I like using bandsaw blades, but even a hacksaw blade will work. File the edges until the profile matches what you're scraping, then blunt the end so there's a bit of a wire-edge - that wire edge will take ...
by johnnyapollo
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: in over my head?
Replies: 39
Views: 5028

Off-hand I'd say the material is fir (may be Douglas Fir depending on when the house was built), but it could be something else. Generally the pines have more knots and the redwoods have tighter grains. Since you're in Texas you may want to see which materials were most commonly used in your area (f...
by johnnyapollo
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Cliff May Mystery Plumbing Leak
Replies: 53
Views: 10829

I've also been working lately exclusively with Pex - and agree with the above assessment. The Sharkbite fittings too, make things way easier, especially when tying different pipe types together (one fitted "T" can have three different pipes, i.e. copper, cpvc and Pex inserted at different ...
by johnnyapollo
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Atlanta GA - Amazing A-Frame in Northcrest
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Under contract again!
by johnnyapollo
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Tell Me About Your Interior Doors!
Replies: 16
Views: 2706

You're facing quite a quandry - I biggest issue is that it's possible that the original veneers you purchased may have been mis-identified. That's problem one. The second is that species can be very different depending on where it's sourced - that's why furniture makers try to get flitches that are ...

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