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A few progress pics

Postby Panton-ite » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:39 pm

What a difference a year makes...

The guest bedroom below was a nightmare. The original ribbon stripe mahogany paneling and trim had been 'pickled' and was absolutely wretched! Everyone thought the paneling would have to be replaced, but I was able to refinish and save it. By the way, all four walls are paneled floor to ceiling...and YES, it took forever.

The living room was dark, had nasty carpet, 1970's country ceiling fans, and a *lovely* poker table chandelier. A lot of paint, demo, new lighting, and new 'classic white' VCT made a big difference.



Bedroom BEFORE:
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Bedroom AFTER:
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Living Room BEFORE:
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Living Room AFTER:
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Living Room AFTER:
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Postby Slim and Gabby » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:08 pm

Looks great!!!!

And I personally commend you, having had to completely refinish a room that was entirely paneled, walls ceiling, and the wood floor redone. By the time I was done with the belt sander, I was pretty sure I would need to replace all the fillings in my teeth!

The good news I have learned over the years is...NOTHING is easier to take care of than paneling and natural wood.
Ask me how pleased I am to just swish a little amber shellac on my knotty pine kitchen this weekend.

Once again, good design triumphs by...being functional!

Great job!

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Postby Stephen » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:22 pm

Wow, I also wanted to post up some words of encouragement.

A while back someone mentioned that a great strategy for bringing back a house is to find one room that you can finish completely, so even while the rest of your home may be in disarray, you've got one place to go as a sanctuary that demonstrates what's possible.
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Postby Panton-ite » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:40 pm

Stephen and Gabby, thanks. I really appreciate it.

One of the reason we bought this house is because it has so many original, custom details still intact. We bought from the original owners (in their 90's) that had to move into assisted living due to their health. The husband was an engineer, and he and his architect friend designed and built the house themselves in 1956. They gave us all the original blueprints and even a furniture 'schedule' that an interior designer made for the house. The 'schedule' looks just like a blueprint and describes every piece of furniture for the whole house (picked out by the designer) and it's positioning. The whole house was full of Risom, Eames, and Knoll pieces back in the day! The original owners were determined not to sell the house to someone that would tear it down or destroy it with hideous renovations. We submitted a letter with our offer saying that we wanted to restore the house to what it used to be, and they signed it and didn't even counter. They cried at closing because they loved their house so much and knew it was in good hands. Pretty cool stuff.


Gabby, here's more of the bedroom paneling insanity. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one slightly crazy enough to refinish every square inch of 4 paneled walls.

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Postby robbhouston » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:36 am

Hello,

Fantastic work. Love all that wood!

I'm replying to your post because I too had to write a letter to the owner with a promise that I would not tear down. In our case, it was the daughter of the original builder/owners. Of course, I offered more than not to tear down. Told her how much we loved the place and that it would be in safe and caring hands. I sent her pics as we worked on it. She was so greatful. We continue to send her Christmas cards each year.

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:16 am

Pen-gu-ins is pracatically chickinz, and I hates to see chickinz cry so much, I has to put’em outta ther mizzery!

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Postby Stephen » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:12 am

Stephen Meade

SoCal Realtor - DRE 01378749

Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect

http://www.OCModHomes.com

http://www.CliffMaySocal.com

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Cliff May Homeowner

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Postby Panton-ite » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:51 pm

I took a few pics during Atlanta's snow-pocalypse this week. Here's a better before and after of the living room:

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Postby johnnyapollo » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:04 am

That paneling is, to repeat the word - fantastic! I'm glad you were able to retain so much of the history of your home - unfortunately my own efforts for my home haven't turned up much to speak of. Kudos!

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:23 am

@ Stephen-

Yes, SO much work. We just love this house, and especially our yard and view. The work continues in earnest-we'll be sure to post pix of our virtual reality tour.

Mainly, I travel 4 nights a week on business, and with only 6 flights a day out of our local airport, I get up a 3 AM at least 2 days a week just so I can catch the first of two connecting flights. Gotta get back near a real airport before I lose all my sanity cookies. And it's getting us closer to older family folks who will need us eventually.

Since you're in the biz, know any real estate people around Oakland/San Leandro who have the MCM mindset?

We're seeing a ton of our style stuff online, but I always like having a good recommendation for a real estate pro.

Hopefully, the NEXT house will be a more long-term keeper!
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Postby marittamodern » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:06 am

Those are some fantastic photos. You guys did a great job on the renovation. There are several of us on this message board from the Atlanta area.
We need to have a lottaliving member house tour.

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Postby Stephen » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:59 pm

Stephen Meade

SoCal Realtor - DRE 01378749

Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect

http://www.OCModHomes.com

http://www.CliffMaySocal.com

and

Cliff May Homeowner

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Postby Panton-ite » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:34 pm

marittamodern,

I think it would be great to have a LL house tour. Northcrest has one every year and DOCOMOMO still does one I think, but we should do one for LL people. I have some friends that live in great mods in Atlanta that don't post very often. I would need to wait until late spring, at least, because I'm in the middle of several big projects right now.

Thoughts?

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Postby jakabedy » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:11 am

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Postby marittamodern » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:16 pm

What we could do is all meet at a coffee shop in Atlanta as the first meeting of the "LL Club". Then we can share pictures, stories, and best places to find mcm.
How does that sound?


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