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One of my best MCM homes- in Meadowdale, Edmonds, WA

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:13 am
by JGropp
Note: This is a very long thread (series of Postings, etc) to which
I continue to add. Please be sure to scroll down to the end. Jerry


A friend just sent me the listing for one of my best MCM homes:
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To see his Windermere Realty Listing Information Sheet- (click)
http://www.windermere.com/index.cfm?FUSEACTION=listing%2ElistingDetail&LISTINGID=33776915)
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This is a very good value in today's (or any) housing market. JG

See my following Posts for
more about this residence.

Here is the family for whom I designed the Meadowdale home

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:35 pm
by JGropp
The family for whom I designed the Meadowdale home-
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Inasmuch as the parents were both artists; I designed
their Balcony Studio over the Living Room so work and
a lively family life could go on at the same time.

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A very enjoyable job. Jerry

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:32 pm
by Ahab
very beautiful. if only houses today were designed with such skills and craft.

Thank you for your kind words-

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:50 pm
by JGropp
Thank you for your kind words-
there are a lot of things in the way
of creating homes like this today.
Over-regulation, high costs as well
as the mortgage foreclosure crisis
make custom building tougher- but
somehow motivated clients are still
looking for better living situations. JG

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:13 pm
by Izzy
beautiful home, love the photo of the living room with the old furniture.
i hope the new owners apprecitate it for what it is and don't do anything "crazy".

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:38 am
by modernmonkey
Love your house and all your work that you've posted so far. As a fellow northwesterner I'm thrilled to show everyone what modern style we do have. It's not all log cabins and birkenstocks! :wink:
I did go to the Windmere link and the way you captured the view and natural light is shown well but the furniture the current owners have in there is all wrong - oh and that pink! I hope that the new owners will appreciate it and at least try to match the interior with the overall design rather than try to turn it into some clichè of european country life.
Thanks, Jerry. It is interesting to hear the tidbits you share like special requests from families or considerations due to the natual terrain. Please do share more.

Thanks for the kind words-

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:26 am
by JGropp
Thanks for the kind words- (I'm about to post
"More on the Meadowdale MCM house)". Jerry


modernmonkey wrote:Love your house and all your work that you've posted so far. As a fellow northwesterner I'm thrilled to show everyone what modern style we do have. It's not all log cabins and birkenstocks! :wink:
I did go to the Windmere link and the way you captured the view and natural light is shown well but the furniture the current owners have in there is all wrong - oh and that pink! I hope that the new owners will appreciate it and at least try to match the interior with the overall design rather than try to turn it into some clichè of european country life.
Thanks, Jerry. It is interesting to hear the tidbits you share like special requests from families or considerations due to the natual terrain. Please do share more.

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:40 am
by egads
Jerry, It's always best to add posts to your existing thread. This basic internet bulletin board etiquette. Here is a little flash presentation about posting that I think is really funny. I only link it in the spirt of humor and I don't mean to be mean:

http://download.skype.com/share/posting.swf

staying with the existing thread-

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:27 am
by JGropp
Thanks- I debated about doing this- and after seeing your presentation,
I'm inclined to add it to the existing Meadowdale thread as you suggest.

Watch this space. J-


egads wrote:Jerry, It's always best to add posts to your existing thread. This basic internet bulletin board etiquette. Here is a little flash presentation about posting that I think is really funny. I only link it in the spirt of humor and I don't mean to be mean:

http://download.skype.com/share/posting.swf

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:02 pm
by egads
This is the deal, for those looking, it's helpful to have everything together. Also, it helps forum moderators because they have to merge threads about the same thing. These threads live a long time. Folks go searching for things they have seen. So an internet board becomes a reference library. You know how librarians are about keeping things organized.

good points

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:29 am
by JGropp
egads wrote:This is the deal, for those looking, it's helpful to have everything together. Also, it helps forum moderators because they have to merge threads about the same thing. These threads live a long time. Folks go searching for things they have seen. So an internet board becomes a reference library. You know how librarians are about keeping things organized.


These are good points and really the way I've kept my architectural practice organized all these many years. Thanks for the reminder. Jerry

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:39 am
by rockland
Good idea egads.
I enjoy Jerry's posts and would like to keep them together.
LL has pages so long scrolling will not be an issue.

More on the Meadowdale home- Floor Plans added 7/21/08

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:41 am
by JGropp
After hearing that my "Meadowdale house" was listed for sale, I called the Realtor Craig Purfeerst
of Windermere Real Estate, Edmonds, arranged to go visit my creation of long ago. I was pleased
to see how the various owners over the years have cherished and cared for this special home, its
lovely garden and the woodland knoll upon which it sits. The following exterior photos show more.
(Also see the Floor Plans below)

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Realtor Craig Purfeerst
(his cell# (206)714-1241)
knows all my Edmonds, WA
homes (there are several).
I'm happy to have Craig
showing this- one of my
favorite home designs.

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Interior photos of the Meadowdale home-

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:54 pm
by JGropp
Here are photos taken when the home was new by Vern Green.
These were shown in the Seattle Times "Roto" Magazine. Jerry

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These are the open riser stairs
that I often use in my designs.
(See the preceding Floor Plans).