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by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

don't know how this works with your budget but why not a hedge? create an outdoor room with green walls. you can grow the hedge as dense or airy as you like. you can put posts with cables running between them to work as a fence or if you want more protection a chainlink fence. the hedge can grow ar...
by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

yes regarding the setback, depends on where the front yard begins, according to the city. you can do two things: 1 build what you want, where you want, and hope nobody complains, or 2 take a drawing to the city permit people and ask them if what you want to do is OK. the closer your fence gets to t...
by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

It's not a new ordinance, Joe is right. The front setback starts where the front of the building ends and is 4 ft. Even with the front of the building can be 6 ft, or if you want higher you have to pull a fence permit. city of dallas website has a page with this info. You could probably get by with...
by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

ok, those photos help. I would consider creating a board/batten wall at the end of the carport under the barge beam, leaving the trapezoid open. You could build a 24 inch deep storage wall opening to the breezeway. this will act as a back wall to the carport. you can store garden, patio, BBQ stuff ...
by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

I think one problem you are going to run into, based on the sketch up drawings, is that your fence is in the front yard setback. You are limited to a 4 foot high fence, probably why the architects used iron. 4 ft wood fences look pretty strange. If you keep the fence even with the carport, installa...
by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Please ignore the mess--we don't plan on keeping stuff in that area. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4462335583_65982c8152.jpg Larger: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4462335583_940a086bab_o.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4463111724_7e9ec1f70c.jpg Larger: http://farm5.static.flickr....
by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

by Van
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

I would not consider a wrought iron fence. if you're having issues regarding fence design, take a look at what your architect did. a board and batten fence in the same color as the home is a nice look and true to the period. you would also create a courtyard with patio, extending your living space ...
by Van
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Having trouble figuring out the front fence
Replies: 27
Views: 2841

Having trouble figuring out the front fence

We're getting our home landscaped and the designers gave us a preliminary plan...but I'm not very happy with the wrought iron fence idea. Here's a picture of the front of our house (sorry for bad quality--it's from the appraisal) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3884585530_c61d67988f_o.jpg And an...
by Van
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Dallas TX Save this 1965 Lochwood Home
Replies: 5
Views: 2088

That's a really nice area.
I hope somebody buys it and fixes it up right.
by Van
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Finding that just right blue-green paint color
Replies: 18
Views: 2574

by Van
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with my ranch exterior (fun with photoshop)
Replies: 39
Views: 4100

I agree w/ egads--leave the roof. It does look Asian Modern and doesn't make me think of those god awful terracotta roofs that mcmansions have. It seems like it would be wasteful to replace a roof that has some life left in it (I'm assuming it does). If you did leave the roof, I'd probably paint the...
by Van
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Livin Trial & Jury - A Cliff May Re-muddle (Dallas
Replies: 24
Views: 4276

We're pretty sure that we're going to put a fence in the front yard too...looking forward to the responses you get. I've gone through and read some old posts about fences to get ideas.
by Van
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Livin Trial & Jury - A Cliff May Re-muddle (Dallas
Replies: 24
Views: 4276

Where are you putting the fence? front/back/both?
by Van
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Help with my ranch exterior (fun with photoshop)
Replies: 39
Views: 4100

I kind of like the double doors...not too fond of the kick plates or the...are those fish handles???

But if you do go w/ a sidelight, I think a solid door would look better than one w/ a cutout in it.
by Van
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Has anyone had Toxic Black Mold?
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

smells like rotting cabbage...

Maybe it's a dead animal and not mold? Personally, I've never smelled mold like that.
by Van
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Lotta Livin Trial & Jury - A Cliff May Re-muddle (Dallas
Replies: 24
Views: 4276

Looks great! Especially the bathroom! Too bad the brick was already painted...I hate it when people do that. The fireplace here is painted :cry: Good luck with selling the house--I hope someone who appreciates the style moves in! I heard that the house next door to that sold and the people are going...
by Van
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Brainstorm session-need creative ideas for our MCM house
Replies: 29
Views: 4482

Have you ever looked at Flor? They have a good selection and you can "install" them yourself. I have some tiles for area rugs (Fedora, House Pet, Metadoodle) and really like them. http://www.flor.com One recommendation--if you are thinking about using Flor, make sure you order samples firs...
by Van
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Brainstorm session-need creative ideas for our MCM house
Replies: 29
Views: 4482

Congratulations!
What flooring was there originally?
Your new house looks so familiar! I'm positive I've driven or walked by it! I just can't remember where.
by Van
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: dog house - MCM / Cliff May inspired
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Really cool!
My dog's an indoor pooch so I wouldn't have a need for it but if I did, I'd want one of those!
by Van
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bedding that doesn't suck...
Replies: 34
Views: 23563

Hey Joe, don't know if you found something yet but I came across some in my search that you might like (I still haven't found any asanoha patterns!) http://www.in-fusions.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=30 I think the Coffee Circles Duvet Set [Co...
by Van
Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Big Boy is back
Replies: 22
Views: 6928

Yeah, I think it's hamburg AKA Salisbury steak.
And he has brown eyes!

Here's a different shot that's huge:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2769/414 ... 800e_o.jpg
by Van
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Big Boy is back
Replies: 22
Views: 6928

Here's the picture
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by Van
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Installing Bamboo Floors in my Cliff May
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

I'm not sure if I'd call that floor "modern" though...I mean, it's definitely new...but maybe not "modern".
It looks like laminate from the pictures.
by Van
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM bedding that doesn't suck...
Replies: 34
Views: 23563

Have you tried http://www.inmod.com/design-your-own-bedding.html ? I'm looking for a duvet also and it's the closest I've come to finding anything I like.

Edit:
BTW, if anybody comes across an asanoha pattern duvet, pillow, well...anything, let me know please!!!
by Van
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bob's Big Boy is back
Replies: 22
Views: 6928

I was just in Kyoto and saw a Big Boy restaurant there! I'll post a picture when I get them on my computer.
by Van
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 11908

MRU--great idea for the fan mode. I never even thought of that. I always wondered why people would use fan mode. And the house has floor registers so even better.
by Van
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 11908

Slim and egads, thanks. I'll look into that. The dehumidifiers/dessicants and fan, that is. Not Oscar-lating :smokin: this happens to single pane windows when it's warmer inside than out with a dash of humidity. no worries. happen with me when I take a shower. just make sure whatever wood that is ex...
by Van
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: 96 inch mistlite glass–need help finding some!
Replies: 25
Views: 4179

Wow--that looks great!

I just realized that the beam in mine is not visible in those rooms.
by Van
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Condensation on inside of windows
Replies: 36
Views: 11908

haha--yeah, and by stopping breathing, I wouldn't worry about it either!

The windows are wood. And actually, it's the same through out the house. We keep the inside doors open all the time. (Well, except for bathroom trips :-$ )

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