Textbook case of every abuse not to do to a good mod house

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Textbook case of every abuse not to do to a good mod house

Postby txmod » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:13 pm

Oh where to start, this once fabulous MCM in Glenbrook Valley has seen its share of abuse. At one point a Doctor tried to turn it into his office, which you can't do in a restricted neighborhood and that was promptly stopped, but not before he blocked off the entry hall with a half wall and sliding glass partitions. Name an abuse and this house had it, from bad T-111 sided room additions thrown onto the back, to poured terrazzo flooring being covered up by green marble, it has seen its share.

Not for the faint of heart...

The front shows great promise despite neglect and a few other issues


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and has great accents like this flagstone column.

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The front entry has been smothered in a combination of an added shed roof ( the wide eaves above was enough to provide a porch effect without it. Bad, really bad leaded glass doors, burglar bar entrance, and boarded over mistlite panel.

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The entry featured cove lighting and a redwood wall, a flagstone planter at the corner and the weird half wall that was added at some point

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But look what I found under the ugly green marble tile

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That flooring appears to extend into the original den with tongue and groove paneled ceiling, unpainted. Unfortunately the brick wall didn't fare so well.

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Oh yeah, and the wall of glass that wraps around the L shaped back of the house with the view of the terrace...

Who needs a terrace when you can throw up a T-111 sided lean to with a tile ceiling, at least they left the original exterior siding, doors and posts in place so pulling off the cancerous additions wouldn't be that difficult.

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If you can make it out, the back was L shaped with the long overhang and all glass across the back, or it would be once you removed the weird additions.

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There was more poured terrazzo in the two baths, one had orange formica and gray tile and coordinating terrazzo, the other pink and black.
Both were covered with peel and stick vinyl tile.

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There's more, but you get the idea.

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Postby Catman » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:03 am

WOW what a house.
If the structure is sound this house has lots of potential.
8-)

All it need is someone with vision, time, renovation ability and money.
The backyard addition HAS to go !!!!. :|

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Postby rockland » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:09 am

All remuddled homes should come with a boxing bag.
--why--did--i--buy--this--mess--?--

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Postby GoogieHowser » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:19 pm

oh that is just not right! what a travesty; so much potential.

i think we may have to ask the mod to remove those obscene photos! this is a family board! what kind of a lesson does this teach our children?
the horror!
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Postby txmod » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:20 pm


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Postby greenmod » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:07 am

My remuddlers could have taught them a thing or two. They forgot to paint the ceiling and drywall the beams.
Allison

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MCMs are prime targets-

Postby JGropp » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:01 pm

"MCM"s are prime targets
for this despoilation. Jerry

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 hood » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:58 pm

so is the house for sale?

surely there is an adventurous young couple ready to swing a few sledgehammers.

Hell I would be willing to drive down and swing a sledgehammer at that insane lean-to in the back.

Hammer-Time anyone?
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Postby mcmwws » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:07 am


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Postby reverb2000 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:58 pm

they were thinking..what home improvement can I make this weekend for 100$.


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