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by clydethecat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:04 pm
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Topic: Backyard Cottage Ideas?
Replies: 34
Views: 2002

Re: Backyard Cottage Ideas?

Coonley Gardener's Cottage
by clydethecat
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:25 pm
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Topic: Article: Nicholas Ray
Replies: 11
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by clydethecat
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:31 pm
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Topic: Is Prairie Style dead?
Replies: 15
Views: 762

That cantilevered porte cochere is pretty special.
by clydethecat
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:21 am
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Topic: For sale: FLW Jr.'s Novarro House - Los Angeles, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 5400

Novarro had long sold the Lloyd Wright house at the time of his murder. By then he was living on Laurel Canyon. Kenneth Anger was the one who introduced the "Art Deco Dildo" myth into the murder in his book, "Hollywood Babylon." Thanks for the correction, and it's good to be able to disassociate th...
by clydethecat
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:00 pm
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Topic: For sale: FLW Jr.'s Novarro House - Los Angeles, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 5400

Is this where Ramon Novarro was murdered?
by clydethecat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:43 am
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Topic: For sale: Home by apprentice James Conn
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

I have never seen such an atrocious collection of wallpaper in one house! I would take thousands of $$$ to get rid of all of this. The final sales price of this house will surely be at least $100K less than it would have been without that wallpaper. The cargo net window treatment is pretty special ...
by clydethecat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:54 pm
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Topic: Affordable Wright Inspired midcentury
Replies: 23
Views: 3146

I don't understand the price: $160K, $673/mo. on 4 acres in a beautiful neighborhood in the home of Post Toasties and Kellogg's Corn Flakes. Too cheap. There must be something wrong with it. There are some condition issues. So was the previous owner a ham radio hobbyist, or did they just have reall...
by clydethecat
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:57 pm
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Topic: Architects Design Just 2% of All Houses–Why?
Replies: 18
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Architects in America have been doing just that, some of them at least, since at least the Case Study House program of the war years. And many continue on that path today -- always have, and probably always will. A few have even made a name for themselves in the process; not too long ago we had Roc...
by clydethecat
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:50 pm
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Topic: Architects Design Just 2% of All Houses–Why?
Replies: 18
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Maybe "architects" would be well served to propose some sample houses that (1) have style, (b) won't scare off planners, builders and punters, and (iii) can be built affordably? Maybe circulate a pattern book among professional circles? Show us what you can do.
by clydethecat
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:45 am
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Topic: Neutra Darling House for sale San Francisco
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

Pardon my ignorance, but I’m unfamiliar with the term “sales chasing�. Could you elaborate? Sales chasing is assessing the property tax based on the most recent sale price. At least in my state, ad valorem property tax is based on the square feet, structural elements, land value,...
by clydethecat
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:57 pm
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Topic: Neutra Darling House for sale San Francisco
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

peterm wrote:FYI- I didn’t say that. That is a quote from SDR...
Response edited, I messed up the quoteback. Check it now.
by clydethecat
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:13 pm
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Topic: Neutra Darling House for sale San Francisco
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

peterm wrote:
Prop. 13 keeps the property tax low as the house value rises. It also destroyed the California public schools which were #1 ranked before 13 was instated in the 70s. The new property tax will be based on the next sales price.
Sales chasing. That's illegal in my state.
by clydethecat
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:54 am
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Topic: George Blossom House Kenwood, Chicago 1892
Replies: 38
Views: 5582

Roderick Grant wrote:But what would one do with a pair of 1960 Pontiac Catalinas?
Install heavy duty sump pumps in the pits to keep them from filling up with oil.
by clydethecat
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:38 pm
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Topic: George Blossom House Kenwood, Chicago 1892
Replies: 38
Views: 5582

It may or may not be true that cars earlier than 1908, when the Ford Model T was introduced, seldom had a reverse gear -- information on the matter is not easily found online -- but it is hard to deny that it is easier to drive forward out of a garage onto the street, than to back onto that street ...