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New Guy Intro, and my WILD 60's modern home...
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:36 pm
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:01 pm
Cool House! Very Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-ish. I'd love to set my Sci-Fi collection in that setting!
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:25 pm
AMAZING looking house! Congrats!!!!!
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:28 pm
That's pretty awesome!
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:21 pm
Great house. Love Milwaukee, Love Lileks and love that guy's work. There was a whole thread on orange carpeting a while back, but half the links are broken. Argh! Maybe you can find this "New Millennium" outfit or try the dye route...
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:29 pm
If you can deal with the shipping, try these folks in New York and Los Angeles.. or maybe they can give you a more local reference:
Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:41 pm
Love it! Can't wait to see it all decked out with the new shag and such.
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:43 am
EXCELLENT! Congratulations...glad it's in good hands. How much steel is in the construction?
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:49 am
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:34 am
Thanks for sharing these.
I wonder if this guy was ever a Bruce Goff student?
Have you thought of contacting the architect? Maybe he would give you a free consultation.
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:49 am
I could imagine some Finn Juhl furniture in Orange or Green Kvadrat fabric really working in this house.
http://www.danish-furniture.com/designe ... tain-chair
Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:17 pm
Amazing house ! Talk about organic. . .
Love the floating loft-deck, and the slots of space around it seen from below. Also, a favorite detail: beds of crushed rock between floor and wall.
Congrats ! SDR
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:45 am
Fantastic house. And so nice to see another gem in good appreciative
I hope you will follow up with more photos as you begin the settling in!
Shags are becoming more available with a recent demand.
I've been randomly looking and getting a sample from this company...
They have orange.
Sadly i just had to ditch my vintage wool shag. The backing was deteriorating.
I need a 10x10 for the liv-rm over wood floors, not wall to wall.
If you do find vintage stock, i would want to see it in person. If it has a backing,
it could be very brittle.
You could consider a neutral tight loop wall to wall and get a nice thick shag area
rug to delineate a seating area...just a thought.
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:47 pm
Wow-ee-wow! You are living the dream, my friend!
Re. the Gobbler: I have to appreciate an architect who gets the instruction 'Design my motel/supper club like a turkey' and runs with it!
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:06 am
By coincidence, we were recently on the hunt for an orange-ish shag... the closest we found easily was a high pile twist Shaw carpet from the "Kathy Ireland" collections. Seriously! Its technically not "Shag" but a pretty decent modern version if worst came to worst...
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:18 pm
I posted this company awhile back - someone had the exact same request:
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:50 pm
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:24 pm
Wow! I had to give a giggle because it is such a wild house. I would have had to buy it too. The picture window and view are worth every penny alone. Love it! Keep us updated.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:02 am
Wow, what an awesome house!!
Speaking of bright orange shag carpeting, I just removed mine from the lower level of my MCM. I did cut it into rolls. If you want it, it's yours for the price of shipping - PM me.
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:38 pm
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I'm excited as hell to have this place.
My search for shag carpet has come up with very little... so I'm thinking of getting a neutral colored short pile carpet, and hopefully find a couple of cool colored rya rugs to throw over it.
I'm slowly getting all of my stuff moved in from my old house (still in the family, which makes things nice) I've been collecting 60's furniture for years, and I've finally got the place to put it! But it's a little tricky getting things up into the loft.
Also...(try not to laugh) Haha, I'm on the untfor one of these as well if anyone out there wan't to let loose of theirs, or knows where one might be hiding. I've always wanted one and seeing a few in the suites at the Gobbler Motel that Mr. Ajango designed, firmed up the idea for me.
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:07 am
I just got my shag samples yesterday. Really nice actually. I ordered one
from their e-bay store and also asked about wool vs nylon. They sent a
generous wool one for free. Wool is twice the price but twice as nice. Very thick.
Check their sale rugs! (a decent size runner for 25)
The backing is very hard and stiff. And would scratch a wood floor, but i will
use a rug pad, recommended by the company. And free shipping on all rugs.
The wool choices are near the bottom of the listing...
I also have a few 5x5 flokati rugs because they can be tossed in the washer.
But they never stay put.
But judging by your taste in furnishings, i think the nylon colors are fab.
(my bedroom is a bit over the top also and yet to be fully photographed)
Not sure why i've chosen such an Austin Powers romp in a room that should
be calm, but it is fun. And a bit embarrassing...
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:02 pm
Stunning house, just spectacular. Great site, too.
Moderns-r-us nails it in asking about Goff. Ajango graduated in 1959 from University of Illinois, which had a Wright-influenced architecture school. Champaign is also home to three or so Goff houses, originally built for U of I profs during Bruce's brief Chicago career. So there's a pretty good chance Ajango had a look at those. He probably also swung by the Ford House in Aurora IL, on the way between the school and his Wisconsin home.
Ajango spoke at the Gobbler for last summer's Wright and Like Tour. Sadly, I had to miss that part. He's still living and working in Ft. Atkinson.
Good on you for finding and caring for this gem.
Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:21 pm
What a score! Your new home has an almost "Ken Adams lair" feeling to it, which I love.
Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:41 pm
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Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:30 pm
Thanks for posting. Loving this place. Keep 'em coming.
Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:30 am
You found the Passion Pit bed? Oh that kicks a**!
Your house is just about the coolest modern home ever. It is so lucky that it has you as an owner--someone who appreciates it and indeed, wants to make it as awesome as it was intended to be!
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:53 pm