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Could this be a TIKI party room?
txmod
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Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2007-02-23 5:48 pm   Permalink

this is what I hope to head off when I can. Things like this....



becoming this...


this...


morphing...


into a complete disaster.


Or ending up with this..


when it started out a Robert A. Little of Cleveland design...

http://www.glenbrookvalley.com/index.php?pageId=181797&action=picture&itemId=729813

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txmod
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From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2007-02-25 3:20 pm   Permalink

I guess while I am asking about tiki, there is also this gotta-love-it-because-its-so-bizarre house. I think this is the closest I have ever seen to a whole house that almost looks Tiki (that wasn't a hut with a straw roof)



 
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Posted: 2007-02-25 4:32 pm   Permalink

sweet!

 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2007-02-25 4:50 pm   Permalink

TXMOD...Man, that is some of the worst disaster examples I've seen. People who f*ck with stellar MCM houses should be put to sleep.

The second one has an obvious Asian influence, hence the Tiki-esque appearance.

Paint that house a dark brown and watch it become VERY tiki. I did this to my old house, which had a slight Asian MCM flavor.









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Unkle John
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2007-02-25 7:54 pm   Permalink

WOW, Those photos of the remodels made my stomach turn. But thankfully the photos followed in the comments after ward helped settle it. I must say, that "asian style" is freeking awesome. I have a friend who studies martial arts who is thinking of remodeling his non descript brick home to reflect his Japanise garden.
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txmod
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From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2007-02-25 8:30 pm   Permalink

I know, believe me. The last one that was the "Home for All America" prototype just kills me. About the only consolation is there are more around of that design, just not in Houston. On the last 2 pages of the article (included on the Glenbrook web site) is a list of addresses where they were built, there is probably one near you. (or was)
The undulating wall one makes me want to knaw my wrists, especially since I begged the owners to sell it before they did all that crap to it.
Hopefully we will see less of that now that more people seem to be appreciating these.

On a lighter note, I dug up some other pics I had on another one in there. I'm not sure what exact architectural style I would call it, "Cinderella style" or maybe a French contemporary. It has a 40' round rotunda living room with a round fireplace and flaring divider walls. Very cool house.



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txmod
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From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2007-02-25 8:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-25 16:50, tikiyaki wrote:
TXMOD...Man, that is some of the worst disaster examples I've seen. People who f*ck with stellar MCM houses should be put to sleep.

The second one has an obvious Asian influence, hence the Tiki-esque appearance.

Paint that house a dark brown and watch it become VERY tiki. I did this to my old house, which had a slight Asian MCM flavor.








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That came out beautiful!


 
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Formikahini
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2007-02-25 8:53 pm   Permalink

*Ugh.*

It's not that I've loved MCM my whole life (I was taught to hate it as a kid), but I can truly say that I wouldn't buy those re-models at the top of this page even if I hadn't known what they'd destroyed, you know? I mean, they are just plain old *plain.* The second one is a hideous McMansion wannabe that looks transplanted out of Sugarland (non-Houstonians, just know that they're the worst architecture in maybe all of Texas). These two re-dos are what I would maybe have to settle for if the interior was great and so was the neighborhood. And it was the only thing I could afford.

OK, I couldn't stomach the second one.

And I'd tell myself I could plant a lot of trees to cover it (the first one).

And a lot of bushes.

And maybe fig vine.

But I'd be eagerly scanning the real estate pages to see when something I actually *wanted* was coming up.

C'mon, people (the idiots who destroyed these beauties)! If you don't like these houses as they are, BUY A DIFFERENT HOUSE! Is that so hard?!? I mean, they took out THE GIANT OAK TREE BY THE FRONT DOOR!! Sure they "updated" the house (if one considers that a virtue), but to the fugliest modern-day style out there.
Is that an improvement???
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txmod
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Posted: 2007-02-25 10:21 pm   Permalink

At least on the first one, the original roof is under the new one they put on there, so I suppose someone could put that one back, the other two are gone.

Sometimes they are just abused and beat up, but at least with those you can bring them back. There is one somebody has listed in there, but they didn't post pictures on the MLS. That is my pet peeve b/c how is a mod appreciative buyer going to find it? I put pictures of it on lottaliving just in hopes it doesn't get any worse or worse yet, end up like the 3 bad examples at the top of the page. I wish somebody would rescue this one.

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=8608

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Unkle John
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Posted: 2007-02-26 10:52 pm   Permalink

You should come out to Lubbock sometime and check out all the Dolly Mack houses they have. I will live in one someday.
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hewey
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Posted: 2007-02-27 6:40 pm   Permalink



That could be tiki-ied up very nicely! Nice big Benzart in the front garden, some volcanic rock around the garden bed, some glass float lamps from peaks of the roof, letterbox would be modelled after some vintage neon sign...
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txmod
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From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2007-03-01 6:41 pm   Permalink

Here were some other pics I dug up on the hood. These were ones that were part of the "Parade of Homes" for 1956.

















 
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txmod
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From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2007-03-04 4:20 pm   Permalink

BTW - One of the mod houses I just sold, (the one in the pictures earlier in the thread with the metal roof and the steel beams off the carport) is having an estate sale on the 10th. 9 to 4. There is some rattan stuff that might work for a tiki set up, a few other nice pieces. I noticed a couple of tiki-themed items, this odd little shadowbox for one. I have never seen anything like that before. I have no idea how old it is. The house is really cool too. It's a good opportunity to see inside of it just for fun. 7911 Santa Elena



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Formikahini
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2007-03-04 4:36 pm   Permalink

I'm THERE, Baybee!!
Just to get to see inside is cool enough, but the added incentive of picking up a goodie or two...
Thanks, Txmod!

BTW, I'm planning on having a gathering of the Houston clan in the next two weeks. Kilikopela and his wahine are in from Korea, and it seems as though Houston is hitting critical tiki mass. I've collected the email address of all but Almost Human, whom I can PM if he doesn't see this.

It will be at my home bar if I can get a few things hung up in time. (Some goodies I've scored are collecting dust waiting to be strung from the ceiling, etc.). Looking forward to meeting everyone soon.
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txmod
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From: Houston, TX
Posted: 2007-03-16 7:01 pm   Permalink

Formikahini - were you able to make it by?

 
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