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Postby sky » Fri May 27, 2005 10:38 pm

Sienna wrote:58) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie

Technically, isn’t “Little House on the Prairieâ€￾ Mid-Century Modern, though, but in the 19th century.

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Postby retrOKC » Sat May 28, 2005 7:31 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
2 ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38_ Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44)Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) Adding a tile roof
47) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
48 Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
49) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
50) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
51) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
52) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
53) Popcorn ceilings
54) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
55) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
56) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
57) Compromising your principles.
5 Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
59) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;

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Postby txmod » Sat May 28, 2005 7:06 pm

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
2 ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38_ Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44)Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) Adding a tile roof
47) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
48 Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
49) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
50) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
51) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
52) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
53) Popcorn ceilings
54) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
55) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
56) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
57) Compromising your principles.
5 Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
59) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
60) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
61) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.

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Postby synthetic space » Sun May 29, 2005 3:44 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
2 ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38_ Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44)Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) Adding a tile roof
47) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
48 Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
49) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
50) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
51) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
52) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
53) Popcorn ceilings
54) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
55) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
56) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
57) Compromising your principles.
5 Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
59) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
60) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
61) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
62) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Sun May 29, 2005 5:56 am

OK everyone, sorry about being MIA for a few days.

It looks like we are well on our way to making 100 items. There are some good ones that I had not thought of. I am sure that we will make it. I could probably do 100 by myself!

I will probably wave the five post rule between a person's next post sometime on Monday.

We will allow pictures to be posted for other peoples listings after the competition portion of this thread.

I will deleting a duplicate post and adding back a missing post this evening.

Keep thinking! I know that I have seen more than 100 mistakes.

Sky:

Sorry that there is no lively banter or a co-host.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Sun May 29, 2005 6:03 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
2 ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38_ Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44)Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) Adding a tile roof
47) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
48 Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
49) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
50) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
51) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
52) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
53) Popcorn ceilings
54) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
55) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
56) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
57) Compromising your principles.
5 Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
59) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
60) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
61) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
62) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
63) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).

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Postby sdmod » Sun May 29, 2005 8:42 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
2 ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38_ Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44)Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) Adding a tile roof
47) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
48 Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
49) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
50) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
51) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
52) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
53) Popcorn ceilings
54) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
55) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
56) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
57) Compromising your principles.
5 Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
59) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
60) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
61) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
62) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
63) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
64)Saltillo Tiles

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Postby txmod » Sun May 29, 2005 10:38 am

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) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
2 ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38_ Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44)Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) Adding a tile roof
47) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
48 Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
49) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
50) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
51) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
52) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
53) Popcorn ceilings
54) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
55) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
56) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
57) Compromising your principles.
5 Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
59) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
60) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
61) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
62) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
63) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
64)Saltillo Tiles
65)adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!

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Postby txmod » Sun May 29, 2005 10:43 am

ImageImage

Yes, we did cover adding a second story. Not to worry though, since this photo was taken they have covered the facade with square stones and built a new giant fanlight window above the new leaded glass door!

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Postby txmod » Sun May 29, 2005 10:48 am

) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
2 ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38_ Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44)Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) Adding a tile roof
47) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
48 Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
49) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
50) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
51) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
52) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
53) Popcorn ceilings
54) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
55) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
56) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
57) Compromising your principles.
5 Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
59) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
60) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
61) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
62) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
63) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
64)Saltillo Tiles
65). Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
66). Never throwing anything away.

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Luckily this one has been rescued (see Jenkins house update thread).

I am beginning to think I have seen more than my share of mod tragedy...

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Postby moderns-r-us » Mon May 30, 2005 8:04 am

OK Gang, I have cleaned up the list.

Some posts were accidently deleted off of the list. They are now added back. A duplicate post was deleted and the second half renumbered!

We are now past 2/3 of the way there.

I am going to lift the rule that five posts most be posted before you can post again! And I have added item 69.

Let us be careful not to insult any active members of this board!

Chimay: I think your house looks great! We will have a discussion about the use of marble and granite after this list is completed.

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.

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Postby moderns-r-us » Mon May 30, 2005 8:27 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!

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Postby SDR » Mon May 30, 2005 9:48 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wal carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
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Postby tikiyaki » Mon May 30, 2005 10:25 am

72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.

Wow, do people actually do that ?

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Postby SDR » Mon May 30, 2005 10:50 am

Oh, yes -- Sienna posted a realtor's photo of a "raised" Cliff May on Feb 12 of this year -- it's gone now. Horrifying -- though it brought a variety of responses at the time.

One is reminded of raised California bungalows, seen in Oakland and, I'm sure, in LA as well. . .*shudder*

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Postby Joe » Mon May 30, 2005 6:18 pm

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard

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Postby optiplex » Mon May 30, 2005 7:02 pm

) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows

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L.A.kevin
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Location: Mt. Washington

Postby L.A.kevin » Mon May 30, 2005 11:03 pm

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile

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Sienna
Special Secret Modern Agent
Posts: 661
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:45 pm
Location: East of Studebaker, North of Spring

Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 7:48 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard

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Sienna
Special Secret Modern Agent
Posts: 661
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:45 pm
Location: East of Studebaker, North of Spring

Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 7:49 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"

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Sienna
Special Secret Modern Agent
Posts: 661
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:45 pm
Location: East of Studebaker, North of Spring

Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 7:52 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"
86) Placing an A/C unit on the top of your roof

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Sienna
Special Secret Modern Agent
Posts: 661
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:45 pm
Location: East of Studebaker, North of Spring

Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 7:55 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"
86) Placing an A/C unit on the top of your roof
87) Refacing an original fireplace, let alone with a thin flagstone laminate

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Sienna
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Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:45 pm
Location: East of Studebaker, North of Spring

Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 7:57 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83 ) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"
86) Placing an A/C unit on the top of your roof
87) Refacing an original fireplace, let alone with a thin flagstone laminate
88 ) Installing arches or rounded corners in a room opening or between rooms

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Postby Dirt Diva » Tue May 31, 2005 8:07 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"
86) Placing an A/C unit on the top of your roof
87) Hanging seasonal flags (i.e. santa, the easter bunny) outside your entryway


Hey Joe #76 sounds really good to me, can I come and guard your house? :wink:

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Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:45 pm
Location: East of Studebaker, North of Spring

Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 8:19 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83 ) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"
86) Placing an A/C unit on the top of your roof
87) Refacing an original fireplace, let alone with a thin flagstone laminate
88 ) Installing arches or rounded corners in a room opening or between rooms
89) Turning the master bedroom into a den:

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Postby Joe » Tue May 31, 2005 8:33 am

anytime, DirtDiva!

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Postby Joe » Tue May 31, 2005 8:35 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83 ) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"
86) Placing an A/C unit on the top of your roof
87) Refacing an original fireplace, let alone with a thin flagstone laminate
88 ) Installing arches or rounded corners in a room opening or between rooms
89) Turning the master bedroom into a den
90)Hanging seasonal flags (i.e. santa, the easter bunny) outside your entryway
91) replace your garage door with a brick fireplace

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Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 8:36 am

I think DirtDiva and I were posting 87 at the same time thus we have two 87s.

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Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 8:38 am

It's sad that most of my examples are from my own home :(

Crap done by the original owner

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Postby Sienna » Tue May 31, 2005 8:41 am

1) Adding a steeper roof on top of your flat or shallow pitched roof.
2) Ornate front door. (Etched glass windows)
3) Adding a second story.
4) Putting in a country kitchen.
5) Installing a white metal colonial style garage door in place of the original redwood sided door (pic incl)
6) Adding vinyl double hung replacement windows
7) Heading to Home Depot/Lowes with home equity loan money in hand
8 ) Adding inappropriate window treatements ie-paned windows, decorative shutters, fancy storybook scrollwork/moldings.
9) Replacing your tar & gravel roof with Spanish tile.
10) Covering your tongue & groove ceiling and wood beams with sheetrock
11) Roof over the atrium and add desirable square footage
12) Putting a white picket OR Wrought Iron fence in the front yard (or ANYWHERE for that matter)
13) One word: Stucco
14) Two words: crown molding!
15) Three words: 70s wall paneling (pic)
16) Carriage lights
17) Slathering one color of paint over everything - double points if it's Peach, Pink or Yellow.
18 ) Painting over stone
19) replacing single pane glass in the glass end gables with double pain glass or plywood
20) vinyl siding
21) Installing gaudy brass light fixtures.
22) Covering up glass or painting over it. Exterior siding over what used to be glass under the two sets of windows in the J&J rooms. Inside paneling was installed over the glass:
23) Replacing in slab ductwork with overhead ductwork
24) Enclosing the carport / Converting the garage into living space
25) Granite!!!!!!!!
26) Install over-sized "professional grade" appliances (Viking, SubZero) in small galley kitchen.
27) Covering poured terrazzo with Home-Depot ceramic tile
28 ) ANYTHING made out of bright, shiny brass
29) Tear it down to build a McMansion
30) tearing out the original flat panel, flush faced kitchen cabinets and replacing them with fancy, ornate routed ones
31) Replacing original wood framed windows with aluminum framed sliding glasss doors:
32) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
33) Installing inappropriately decorative house numbers.
34) selling off all the one of a kind, original architect designed furniture and light fixtures because it "doesn't fit in"
35) Putting in grid windows
36) Installing a ceiling fan in a vaulted, exposed beam/t&g ceiling
37) Basin sinks / oversize tubs / Anything described as turning your bathroom into a "personal spa" or "retreat"
38 ) Using a pick axe or jackhammer to remove original 8x8 linoleum tiles so one can install Home Depot terracotta pavers and pimpin' purple carpet. I only wish I had the pictures to prove it. You simply haven't lived until you've patched and levelled the entire slab on your hands and knees.
39) installing hardwood floors over a radiant heated concrete slab
40) cutting down the fascia, removing original down spouts to install gutters.
41) whitewash the interior with white paint to make it feel larger
42) marble!!!
43) STUPID DOOR HANDLES (pic)
44) Visual overload
45) Big Greek / Italian /mediterranian columns added to the front (or inside). Also, gawdy statues and fountians containing cherubs, angels, naked people, The Virgin Mary etc,
46) painting over unpainted exterior wood (instead of stain)
47) Collecting and displaying too many knick knacks in a 1200 sq ft MCM house:
48 ) Removing all signs of nature outside by putting concrete everywhere, thereby defeating the harmony between house and nature attitude of many modernists.
49) Sticking a mantle on a stone fireplace that isn't supposed to have one.
50 ) Putting a white lattice archway in the front yard walkway with flowers and vines growing all over it.
51) Plain ole' neglect...having a cool MCM home, and letting it go...chipping paint, rotted fascias, overgrown foliage etc...
52) paint a redwood tounge and groove ceiling
53) covering beautiful terrazzo floors with nylon fiber wall to wall carpet to "update the place"
54) Installing an aluminum patio(far right of picture):
55) Popcorn ceilings
56) Installing the cable box right outside the front door
57) Putting in one of those one-piece molded plastic mailboxes on a post.
58 ) Fake brick exterior siding (There's a bunch of these on the Neutra tract homes near the Burbank Airport).
59) Compromising your principles.
60 ) Misunderstanding/confusing "Ranch House" with "Ranch Style" house thus recreating the Little House on the Prairie
61) A sweet barn style shed. See pic;
62) Lace curtains (maybe this is just a Texas problem?)
63) Placing ANYTHING in or around the house from Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, or credited to either Thomas Kinkade or Mary Englebreit.
64) Smothering the interior with cheesy wallpaper.
65) Removing perfect mahogany paneling so that it can be replaced with drywall (this also includes just covering it with drywall).
66) Saltillo Tiles
67) Adding onto the back, after all, all that glass makes a great room divider!
68 ) Never throwing anything away.
69) Adding exposed conduit, wire mold, or worse, exposed wiring to beams and columns of you post and beam home.
70) Buying a a mid-century modern home and then normalizing it to make it look like any other home.
71) Round top windows!
72) Raising up your slab on grade MCM home and adding a basement under it.
73) Replacing your vintage globe lights with too much cheesy low-voltage lighting.
74) Adding a shingle roof in place of a tar and gravel roof on a pitch that is too low for shingles. IT WILL LEAK!
75) Three or four masonry materials where one or two will do.
76) invite 100 scooterist over to your house, with a live punk band, and 5 kegs of PBR (no, I haven't done this... yet)
77) adding an addition not in the style and design of the home
78 ) allowing termites to gobble it all up
79) anything faux
80) hire an architect who doesn't understand Modernism
81) not participating on the Lotta Living bboard
82) Stained glass or beveled glass windows
83 ) tiling over original magnasite deck... extra points for bad colorful folk art tile
84) Placing a Pink Flamingo in your Garden/Yard
85) Describing MCM houses as "retro"
86) Placing an A/C unit on the top of your roof
87) Refacing an original fireplace, let alone with a thin flagstone laminate
88 ) Installing arches or rounded corners in a room opening or between rooms
89) Turning the master bedroom into a den
90) replace your garage door with a brick fireplace
91) Hanging seasonal flags (i.e. santa, the easter bunny) outside your entryway
92) Inappropriate furnishings?? (see flowery couch with detailed, routed wood)
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