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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

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      01-13-2011 07:53 PM #51
      There's a Modern / MidMod Furniture Auction I go to every couple months and I've seen some of the most incredible furniture go through there. A couple gorgeous teak cedenzas, some Herman Miller Plycrafts, some decent prices, some through the roof. I'll take some pics of our wall unit soon and post them here.

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      01-14-2011 04:34 PM #52
      Great thread. My house is a rather pedestrian 2 story (built int he 80s). I do love the vintage feel, and when I can, I add some period pieces. I have found some awesome corner hanging lamps, and use them as accent pieces. My bar is a knock-off of a 60's style, and I have also bought some vintage glassware to round it out.

      My dream house is something like these gems shown above, but I don't think I would be able to get there at this point in my life.
      Some of my "finds". All flea market stuff, nothing was expensive.










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      01-14-2011 05:07 PM #53
      we've got some little Mid Century House accessories (and very nice vintage lingerie) in our Etsy store if anyone is looking to pick anything up.

      my wife's Etsy link:
      http://www.etsy.com/people/Trixiepinks

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      01-14-2011 05:59 PM #54
      good, i've been beaten to mies. i want to live in his gas station

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      01-16-2011 07:58 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Mister MK4 View Post
      I have filled up there!

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      01-17-2011 11:58 AM #56
      Speaking of Mies... I work in one of his creations.


    7. 01-20-2011 09:02 AM #57
      Wow Synthsis talk about a time machine you have there, I can actuall see Biff walking in and having a
      seat on the couch.
      Although too pure for my taste you've created some very convincing living spaces, very impressive.

      anywho......although very nice as it is some mid century modern furniture in here would really set it this place off...
      Last edited by RENOG; 01-20-2011 at 09:10 AM.

    8. 01-21-2011 12:32 AM #58
      I love the look of mid century modern design... just always wonder if it's my ideal living space. I tend to prefer living in "warmer" design spaces.

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      01-21-2011 07:30 PM #59
      Thanks for the compliments. I've gotta finish up our bedroom and shoot that. There isn't much too it (12x12sq) but it does have a Danish Mod/MCM dresser set in it and a couple shelves of some of my vintage cameras.

      Although too pure for my taste you've created some very convincing living spaces, very impressive.
      Pure? haha. the 56" LCD on the opposing wall and the iMac on the desk (both conveniently out of sight in the pics) would differ with the pureness. I do try to balance the old with the modern. New furniture just doesn't do it for me, so generic and stale. I do plan on replacing the 2 armchairs with 1 Herman Miller Plycraft lounger when I finally get the loot set aside.

      I also have a ton of tiki mugs and tiki brick-a-brak, so I plan on building a tiki bar at some point in our sunroom but I need to figure out why it basically floods in there every time it rains or snows. Free beers to anyone who can figure it out for me.

      Another note, I have the complete blueprints drawn up to add a full open floorplan living room/dining space to the front of my house when I get back to work. It's going to be a low pitch roof with clerestory windows.
      Last edited by synthsis; 01-21-2011 at 07:35 PM.

    10. 01-24-2011 06:34 PM #60
      ^^sounds it'll be one sweet addition..


      oh yeah cant have such a thread without the case study house of Stahl

      (Case study 22)
      Last edited by RENOG; 01-24-2011 at 06:47 PM.

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      01-25-2011 10:20 AM #61
      I live in a MCM neighborhood outside Atlanta.

      I don't have any pics, but my house is a ranch with six sliding glass doors and a funky roof. Here is a link to the neighborhood site.

      http://www.northcrestmodern.com/

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      01-26-2011 11:06 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      Speaking of Mies... I work in one of his creations.



      I live in one..... in a townhouse in the largest Mies van der Rohe residential developement in the world, in Lafayette Park, Detroit







      oh, and i spend my days working in saarinen
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      01-26-2011 01:37 PM #63
      Do you guys know about the Blog Mies and Carrots? look it up, they focus just on is architecture.

    14. 09-15-2011 02:05 PM #64


      This thread needs more love. I recently purchased a Florence sofa, love seat, chair + ottoman. Completely change the look of my living room. Also found a round/glass-topped Lane Altavista end table off of CL recently to add to the collection.

      Anyway, looking for more inspiration so please...oblige.

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      09-15-2011 03:31 PM #65
      You mean Barcelona Chair

      this is a Florance chair



      Both awesome btw and congrats! I'd love to own a set of them but I don't have my own place yet.

    16. 09-15-2011 03:50 PM #66
      to be clear, yes I posted pic a Barcelona lounge chair & referenced the florence. no pics to post of my setup, just yet.

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      09-15-2011 04:23 PM #67
      Recently picked one of these up.

      Eames DCW in cherry.


    18. 09-15-2011 06:41 PM #68
      ^^I love that chair, my wife however laughs at me because she says it looks like pre-school classroom chair.........and it does actually, a very cool one at that..


      I like this one too...

      Last edited by RENOG; 09-15-2011 at 06:44 PM.

    19. 09-15-2011 06:49 PM #69
      Oh and yes this thread needs more love.. MCM nut holding it down










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      09-19-2011 01:17 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by buddahvw View Post
      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:




      I know this is an old post but what ever became of this house?

    22. 09-19-2011 09:05 AM #72
      ^^ good question, probably still vacant. Looks like it could be one awesome house if enough money is thrown at it..

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      09-19-2011 02:01 PM #73
      another up for sale on the street behind me
      needs some updating for $550k
      http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/17...105274_zpid/#2

      here's some info:


      A Mid-Century Classic.One Of The Well Known Eichler Designed Houses In A Neighborhood Of Eichler Homes.See Www.Balboahighlands.Com For More Information On These Homes.Many Of Them Recently Redone To Bring Them Back To The Conditions They Would Have Been In When New.Located In The Knowlwood Area Of Granada Hills.All Of The Eichler Touches Are Here. Open The Front Door And Step Into A Classic Eichler Enclosed Courtyard,Really An Outdoor Living Room. The High Ceilings In The Living Room Give It An Airy Feel,Original Mahogany Paneling Gives It Warmth.The Brick Fireplace Is Surrounded By Windows Looking Onto The Expansive Back Yard With Its Pool. The Deep Roof Overhang Helps Keep The Home And Patio Cooler.The Master Bedroom Has Sliding Doors That Open To The Yard.The Master Bath Has A Shower Big Enough For 2. The Office/Den Behind The Kitchen Opens To The Back Also.Bring Your Imagination And Your Eichler Book And Refresh This Great 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home.…
      or you can get this one on the next street over for $835k





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    24. 09-19-2011 04:14 PM #74
      Sweet eichlers, never cared for the front facade of that last one though.

    25. 09-19-2011 09:20 PM #75
      so is that your crib?

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