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a "Mid-Century Modern" home right down on the Paci

Postby JGropp » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:20 am

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This is a MCM custom home down on the Pacific Ocean at Ocean Shores,
Washington State that I designed a number of years ago. The original
client owners have passed on and the new owners have asked me to
come update this residence a bit and make some completely integrated
changes in keeping w/ the original design of this "Mid-Century Modern"
home. I've been doing quite a bit of this satisfying upgrading/updating
work for various clients lately.


Jerry Gropp Architect AIA PS

7620 SE 72nd St., Mercer Isl. WA
98040 (206)612-7367
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Postby jesgord » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:42 am

Jerry, what a lovely design. The new owners are lucky to have you to design the update.

I love the angled exterior beam detail....it suits the overall design of the home perfectly. Also, that scale model is fantastic.......is it still around?

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scale models

Postby JGropp » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:34 pm


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more on Scale Models-

Postby JGropp » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:43 pm

As you can see, Scale Models show the clients (and the architect)
just how the design will look when it's built. This can save a lot of
time, money and anguish. I developed a good way of making these
by gluing onto plywood prints of the developing working drawings.
Jerry-

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for my Google Knol on models- Click:

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7620 SE 72nd St., Mercer Isl. WA

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Postby SoMo » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:27 pm

Jerry,
Is this house on Sand Dune or Ocean Shores Blvd? We have a little house in O.S. and live for the summers when we can get back there. I'd love to see this great house of yours in person when we get there this summer. It looks so familiar, I'm sure we've rode our bikes past it many times.
Love your work,
Sara

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Thanks for the kind words.

Postby JGropp » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:56 pm


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7620 SE 72nd St., Mercer Isl. WA

98040 (206)612-7367

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looks good, when can I land my gyrocopter?

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another of my Ocean Shores projects-

Postby JGropp » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:56 am

Sara-
Here's another of my Ocean Shores projects- a bit North.

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This was done for one of my fellow post war graduates of the
University of Washington School of Architecture, his wife and
another couple. I was amazed that he'd ask me do this for a
fellow architect but he explained that he was in a cabinet redo
business that was better suited to his talents. This kind of thing-
designing personal homes for other architects has happened
to me several times. Jerry

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Postby egads » Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:28 pm

The old saying that:
"A lawyer who has himself for a client has a fool for a lawyer"
applies to design professions as well. That said, architects are often the exception. They often do very good work for themselves. However, even then, a second opinion often helps.

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One of my "Architect Client" houses-

Postby JGropp » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:12 pm

One of my "Architect Client" houses in Fauntleroy, West Seattle.
for my friend Charles Radke. .


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My classmates were smart enough to realize that they could use
their UW architectural education in other ways such as designing
airplane interiors and didn't have the hands on work experience
they really needed to complete an architectural education. That's
really why they hired me. J-

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a rather interesting Floor Plan
(in all modesty)
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Postby Udo Min » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:37 am

Interesting question about other architects designing for another architect.
Once we attended a lecture with Wendell Lovett (sp?) & a few other Seattle architects. In the question & answer session after the lecture I asked if he ever had another architect help design a space that he lived in? He replied with the answer No one has ever asked me that question & No he has always designed the spaces he has lived in. I always thought it would be cool to collaborate with other designers to get more ideas out on the table. Don't they teach all that teamwork stuff in architecture school.
Regards-
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collaborating with other designers-

Postby JGropp » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:18 am

As to "collaborating with other designers to get more ideas out on the table.
Don't they teach all that teamwork stuff in architecture school?" Wendell & I
(classmates in UW Arch.) believed in having and developing our own ideas- vs
architecture by committee. J-

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7620 SE 72nd St., Mercer Isl. WA

98040 (206)612-7367

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