Me too. For $300, I picked up the small Heywood Wakefield double wishbone table. Another $75 netted an awesome corgi-washing kitchen sink ... the sink of my dreams ... stainless, 11 inches deep, 33 w. single bowl. It's an Elkay Lustertone that usually runs about $700-1200 new. I'm due to contribute more chi to the process!
Do You Believe in Craigslist Karma?
|7/29/11 5:57 PM|
In 1950, 9 out of 10 houses were 1000 sf, single story, 2 bedroom/1 bath priced at about $11,000 (US Census). There is no census data on style until the 1970s. The plan books (1945-1955) show a trend after WWII of building homes almost identical to those built in the 1930s. After the War, they were a mix of small traditional and starter houses. Though the ranch style gained popularity after the War, the ranch phenom really didn't take hold until about 1955, when the economy really began to pick up steam.
Reconsidering the Ranch House
|7/27/11 12:45 PM|
He was a remarkable architect, but he was also a tireless self promoter. While the Usonians are wonderful, there were many, MANY other architects who were equally talented and visionary ... they were just not nearly as noisy, colorful, or egotistical as Wright. The Usonians, though designed to be affordable, consistently overran their budgets. And FLW was constitutionally incapable of designing a roof that didn't leak.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Houses
|7/27/11 12:24 PM|
So many ideas! In case you want a peek at the opinions of what constituted a dignified paint job back in the day ... http://www.antiquehomestyle.com/outside/color/goodhouse-badpaint.htm ... I'm kind of digging the gray and brown 3rd down on the right. Painting is such a big job I wouldn't want to mess it up with the wrong color. ~R
Exterior Paint Color Suggestions for Historic Home? Good Questions | Apartment Therapy Boston
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