SF Cribs: The places behind the clothes

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by designprofessor, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    One is the Madonna and Child:

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    One is St. Francis preaching to the birds:

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    And the third is the Flight into Egypt:

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    They all need some restoration and shoring up from the elements. There's also a biblical inscription from Luke 24 above the front door: "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening, and the day is almost over."

    I'm not a Christian, so I hope I am not struck dead on moving day.


    Those are insanely awesome. In fact the whole place is great. DON"T give in to your architect, most people don't have a clue what is nice and what is actually important in a home. Pocket doors should stay.
     


  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Those are insanely awesome. In fact the whole place is great. DON"T give in to your architect, most people don't have a clue what is nice and what is actually important in a home. Pocket doors should stay.

    ^^^Pocket doors should definitely stay, IMO. You won't regret it. I have them, and am so glad that I do.
     


  3. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I am trying to keep the pocket doors if I can.

    My architect is really weird. He's a guy who came very highly recommended and is apparently pretty renowned around town, and even regionally. He's done a number of relatively high-profile homes, art museums, universities, and other public buildings of note. He seems to be an expert in creating very interesting spaces.

    However, he has sort of a tin ear for some of the little historical details and stylistic elements. I guess he figures the rest of the house can carry off the old look and feel without needing to keep little things like hardware, original finishes, and stuff like pocket doors. He's more concerned with convenience and putting a modern, livable space in than in historical preservation, per se. In fact, I'd even say that he's somewhat hostile to it when sacrifices of convenience are involved.

    In this particular case, there is a waste pipe that needs to vent down from a new/moved upstairs bathroom right where one of the pocket doors comes in. The doors are in serious disrepair and need new glass and a carpenter. He sort of throws up his hands and says "These doors are a mess, and there's nowhere else I can vent this pipe!" I'm going to have a plumber see what he can do when everything is all opened up; hopefully I can keep them and then fix them up on my own schedule further down the line.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^It's hard to find a quality contractor who appreciates and tries to preserve old architectural details. Good luck with the renovation.
     


  5. Dw3610wm

    Dw3610wm Senior member

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    I might have something interesting to post here shortly...a bit of Modernist/International Style history.

    - B


    Do it as your 20000th [post]. [​IMG]
     


  6. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    You lose your job? Why are you moving to indianapolis?

    Have you ever lived in Indianapolis?
     


  7. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    ^^^It's hard to find a quality contractor who appreciates and tries to preserve old architectural details. Good luck with the renovation.

    They can be found working in the Old Northside, Fountain Square, and Meridian Kessler.
    They are not that hard to find, just ask around.
     


  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My poor house has been overrun by people. Far more than we have dining chairs for. As a result, I have decided to seat them in a collection of the most uncomfortable chairs in the world, hoping that they will leave early. [​IMG]
     


  9. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    we have the same dining room tables "” and similar chair configuration.[​IMG]
     


  10. Mblova

    Mblova Senior member

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    No shit? One of my sisters lives there and I never noticed any mansions driving around. A lot of good sized lots, but houses didn't strike me as huge. Same with neighbouring Marlboro Township where one of my brothers lives.

    Your brother and I live in the same town.
     


  11. suited

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    After returning 2 rugs, a sofa, 2 lounge chairs...we finally settled on this setup. The recliners are anything but stylish, but they work well in this room and are just plain comfortable.

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  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^Looks good.
     


  13. suited

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    Thanks, the rug and curtains made all the difference over what we had before.
     


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    Not bad, but the contrasting emo black curtains are hideous. If you just had some normal white wooden blinds, the place would look good.
     


  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    My poor house has been overrun by people. Far more than we have dining chairs for. As a result, I have decided to seat them in a collection of the most uncomfortable chairs in the world, hoping that they will leave early.

    Good move on keeping your best glassware locked up as well.


    - B
     


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