Rain City Guide on the “White Trim Syndrome”

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Rain City Guide on the “White Trim Syndromeâ€￾

Postby JGropp » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:19 am

"the “White Trim Syndromeâ€￾all over Rain City- There’s a whole
lot more to designing homes" is one of my first posts to RCG which
is based in my native city Seattle- aptly named "Rain City". I just
recently discovered this very well-edited WebSite to which I'm
now participating as a contributor. As a practicing architect, I feel
I can (and should) present the design side of housing things to a
Real Estate-centered readership. JG

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Postby DFWmidmodfan » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:23 pm

Bleah. It's obvious ticky-tacky architecture is not confined to the DFW area. In my area, instead of "white trim syndrome", it's "goofball useless dormer and ridiculously pointy roof line syndrome". Before I managed to score a wonderful little MCM in Cowtown almost two years ago, I was doing what I could to hold onto some measure of architectural sanity. What I find continually sad is the feeling of being outnumbered...this claptrap wouldn't sell all that well if folks understood what really good residential design can do for the human soul. And...I have to believe much of this benefit does not need to be confined to expensive housing...MCM has its roots in affordability!
Eric Green's DFW mid-mod site:
www.cosmicool.com

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Eris's photos of DFW MCMs-

Postby JGropp » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:58 am

Eric- I really appreciated your comments above
and your WebSite with all the photos of DFW MCMs.
I'm working on figuring out how to post SlideShows
to LL- as you probably are. Flikr may be the answer.
Jerry-

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Postby Miguel » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:25 am

Sorry to disagree, but as far as architectural atrocities go, pseudo-Tuscanization wins hand-down in my book.

White-trimmitis is bad, but no match for the work of so-called architects under the mistaken impression that their projects represent in any way Southern European architectural styles.

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bad things

Postby JGropp » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:23 pm

Miguel- The bad things that being
done to one's own neighborhood
are by definition the worst. Jerry

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Re: Eris's photos of DFW MCMs-

Postby DFWmidmodfan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:54 pm

Eric Green's DFW mid-mod site:

www.cosmicool.com

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Re: Eris's photos of DFW MCMs-

Postby JGropp » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:28 pm


Jerry Gropp Architect AIA PS


7620 SE 72nd St., Mercer Isl. WA

98040 (206)612-7367

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JGropp2@AOL.com

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http://jgropp2.googlepages.com/alterationsanadditions

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Postby Izzy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:07 am

Polite and Cordial

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bad advice-

Postby JGropp » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:20 am


Jerry Gropp Architect AIA PS


7620 SE 72nd St., Mercer Isl. WA

98040 (206)612-7367

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