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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

    1. Member buddahvw's Avatar
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      02-19-2009 02:41 PM #1
      I had been house shopping in Vegas and saw some really cool mid-century modern homes, the forum seemed to like seeing the pics and talking about MCM design - so here is the official mid-century modern appreciation thread.....

      I will start it out by posting the pics of the "square" house that started the discussion:





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      02-19-2009 02:45 PM #2
      some Palmer and Krisel homes - from Palm Springs


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      02-19-2009 02:48 PM #3

    4. 02-20-2009 07:40 AM #4
      I don't have anything to add, but I would like to see more.

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      02-20-2009 10:27 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by chris@ou »
      I don't have anything to add, but I would like to see more.


      check out Lottaliving.com for some great examples of MCM. They even have a Real Estate For Sale section to see what's on the market and how much it'll run you.


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      Nothing to add either, but I love this stuff
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      02-20-2009 06:18 PM #9

    10. 02-20-2009 08:45 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by buddahvw »

      wow, I want to live here.


    11. 02-20-2009 09:01 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by synthsis »


      check out Lottaliving.com for some great examples of MCM. They even have a Real Estate For Sale section to see what's on the market and how much it'll run you.

      Thanks a lot. I've spent two hours on there so far. Fun stuff. I gots the bug now.


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      02-20-2009 11:32 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by 2.0 »

      Thanks a lot. I've spent two hours on there so far. Fun stuff. I gots the bug now.

      yea, that'll do that to you. I've been wanting a MCM house for a couple years. I'm actually trying to figure out how to put a living room addition onto the front of the house with a low pitch and clestory windows. Just add it to the list of dreams/projects.


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      02-21-2009 12:01 AM #13
      toured another house today, didnt like the house that much, but I WANT THIS FIREPLACE


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      02-21-2009 06:50 PM #14
      If you like MCM design check out this site...focuses mostly on churches and commercial buildings rather than homes, but there are some fantastic examples.

      http://www.builtstlouis.net/mod/index2.html

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      02-21-2009 09:49 PM #15
      thanks for the link

    16. 02-22-2009 11:01 AM #16

      I almost bought an old church, like above but smaller, to reno into a house by the wifey wasn't into it. The main floor was 4000sq ft.

      Major drawback for me was the whole property was asphalt which meant a lot of dumpsters and bobcat work.


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      02-22-2009 11:16 AM #17
      I almost bought an old Bank to reno into a house. As I recall it was very affordable, something like $110,000 back in '04 when I was in the market. The dealbreaker was the taxes. Since it was a commercial prop it was over 10K a year.

      anyhow, back to MCM. Along with Eichler and P&K, Cliff May did some great homes in Cali as well. check out ranchostyle.com for some examples. The best thing about May homes is how the back of the house opens right up to a pool.


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      02-23-2009 07:39 PM #18

      I WANT TO GOTO THERE


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      02-23-2009 10:57 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by buddahvw »

      I WANT TO GOTO THERE


      Nice Tina Fey ref.


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      02-23-2009 11:17 PM #20
      not sure if this fits here but anyways....

      http://cgi.ebay.com/Unique-Cav...A1318


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      02-24-2009 12:27 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by need_4spd »
      not sure if this fits here but anyways....

      http://cgi.ebay.com/Unique-Cav...A1318

      doesn't exactly fit but very cool nonetheless.


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      02-24-2009 11:23 AM #22
      cool cave house, there are some MCM elements to the interal aspects of that place....

      and it's in a town called FESTUS


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      02-26-2009 06:22 PM #23
      check out modernaustin.com it's got a decent mix of MCM and new-mod. i've been peepin that site for a couple years. Just gotta convince the misses to move to Austin.

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      02-27-2009 11:24 AM #24
      There is a house like that two towns over fromme.. its very cool but does not fit in the whole new england

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      02-27-2009 11:53 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Hi TeK »
      There is a house like that two towns over fromme.. its very cool but does not fit in the whole new england

      snap some pics and post em


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      02-27-2009 06:47 PM #26
      toured another cool MCM home today in same area......... has not been updated, is still vintage throughout





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      02-27-2009 07:45 PM #27
      What's that last one goin for?

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      02-27-2009 07:49 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by synthsis »
      What's that last one goin for?

      it's a rental - not for sale; I am thinking about renting for another 6months to a year - let the market bottom and see what happens........


    29. 02-27-2009 08:49 PM #29
      [QUOTE=buddahvw]
      I WANT TO GOTO THERE


      Too bad. IT'S GONE
      http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/...11737

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      02-28-2009 01:54 AM #30
      that person should be SHOT!
      why would someone tear that down in favor of a mcmansion?????

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      03-01-2009 03:02 PM #31
      update: signed the lease last night, will be living in the green home for a year starting next weekend........ moving will be-the-suck....... once I get it up and running will post some pics.... the owner did clear and cut down the landscape in front, since the last time I was there..........

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      What is that arm chair called? I always loved those, and can't find a reference to them. I keep my eye out at garage sales, etc, but no luck yet.
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      03-02-2009 11:36 AM #33
      i dont know the name of the chair sorry, hopefully someone else in here will know.

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      03-02-2009 12:54 PM #34
      That's an Eames Lounge Chair.


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      Eames Lounge,

      Sold through Herman Miller.

      Just got one for my house

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