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Mid-Century home for sale w/ vintage tropics room, murals
uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-09-22 05:16 am   Permalink

GOOD LORD !!! Not really my cup of tea as the decor goes but I can appreciate the fact that the home has remained intact in the state it is in. Sadly it's probably headed for a major "upgrade" when a new owner is found.
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2013-09-22 08:59 am   Permalink

Someone spent a pretty penny to make it look like that, I wonder what the original house was like...
But I do like the "Throne Room".




 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-09-22 09:04 am   Permalink

too bad its stuck in a shit hole like Detroit!!!! you couldn't give me this house as nice as it is to live in that craphole!!!

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-09-22 09:37 am   Permalink

So Des Moines is a suburb of Detroit? It actually looks like a real nice hood where it's standing:



Well, I am glad we all know how you feel about Detroit, now


 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-09-22 09:48 am   Permalink

I believe the correct name for this design style is "Mid-Century Horror."


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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-09-22 09:50 am   Permalink

no no, the sub-burbs are fine, Im talking the crime ridden inner city area with all the abandoned beautiful homes and lack of police and fire support! hey, I feel the same way about L.A. its a crap hole too, but Ive got to live here and we don't have the winters, Detroit use to be an awesome city

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-09-22 11:32 am   Permalink

The address of the Chinese house is:

1228 17th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Here's the link again:
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1228-17th-St-West-Des-Moines-IA-50265/863208_zpid/



And, yeah, it might be over the top, but what constitutes home decor horror to me is rather something like this:



Middle-of-the-road, like millions of homes, Ethan Allen genericness

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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-09-22 12:29 pm   Permalink

I happen to love this place, I would buy and live here if all he furniture and decor stayed. You know what they say "Good taste is a dreadful thing, taste is the enemy of creativeness".

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-09-22 12:52 pm   Permalink

Yup:
http://www.thequotefactory.com/quote-by/pablo-picasso/good-taste-is-the-enemy-of-creativity/18851

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-09-22 1:09 pm   Permalink

Then there is: Good Taste is what most people think they have....

 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-09-22 1:39 pm   Permalink

Des Moines is in Iowa, not Michigan. Detroit and Des Moines don't have much in common.
My love of Mid Century started in the Midwest. My relatives live in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Cities such as Overland Park, Omaha, Wichita, Kansas City and Des Moines are filled with nice and well kept Mid Century Modern homes.

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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-09-22 5:26 pm   Permalink

The bars hold promise in these homes but the rest of the decor would make me have a seizure!!!
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-09-23 09:31 am   Permalink

This 1925 (before Mid Century) Japanese-style home was for sale for a couple of years. It's located in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, CA and it's the only estate sized home in the BS area. Most of them don't have yards to speak of.
The outside looks immaculate and there is even a tea house. Take a look at the video and see what was done to the inside. It was gutted and modernized.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTG6mvS59bw



Tea house.










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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-09-23 12:25 pm   Permalink

Oy, that green toilet and sink combo in the bathroom will surely give me nightmares!

Some aspects of the interior reminded me of James Bond film sets.


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2013-09-23 12:49 pm   Permalink

Looks like a brochure for the Madonna Inn (San Luis Obispo)

 
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