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Anaheim House History

Postby Birdwelliot » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi--first timer here--

I was raised in an MCM in La Habra CA (just south of Whittier Blvd, just west of Beach for those familiar with the tract) and my husband and I have recently purchased our very own MCM just northwest of Disneyland. It's not one of the Cliff May tracts (mores the pity!) but we love it just fine.

We're looking at a long road of renovation/restoration. The previous owner tried to make it into a--get ready for it--French provincial :?. So I think we'll be hanging out on this board a lot!

The city was unable to provide us with much info on the builder, but we're pretty sure it's Alexander.

We are currently following the city permit trail and looking forward to locating the previous owners (not the French provincial lover however).

Can anyone offer us advice on finding out more about the history of our new home?

Thanks and see you all later!

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Postby Joe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:55 pm

do post some photos. several builders copied May (and were sued). Ficketts, Alexanders... lots of possibilities

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Postby Birdwelliot » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:39 pm

Hi Joe--thanks for your reply. Here are photos, and I hope I did this right:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75499747@N ... 630942834/[/url]

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Postby egads » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:50 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75499747@N ... 7630942834

Works with the /url gone.

Here's what you do first: Remove the inserts on the garage door windows. They pop right out, it will look 100% better and not cost a cent.

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Postby Birdwelliot » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:13 pm

That was the VERY first thing I did! It took all my willpower not to rip them out before escrow closed!

It's too bad the roof is only 5 years old, cause the next thing we really need to do is insulate. I'm sure you are all familiar with the way our open beam ceilings suck up the heat. And then we can make some decisions about HVAC.

Any clues from anyone as to who the builder might be? We have a lead on the original owner so we're excited about seeing some pictures of the home circa late 50s :))

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Re: Anaheim House History

Postby Stephen » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:37 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 Birdwelliot » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:18 am

Hi Stephen--Not that tract--east of there in the Willow Park neighborhood.

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Postby Stephen » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:14 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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