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Display Name: fnarf
Member Since: 9/30/09

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Yes, Kushkush, the horrible vinyl floor in the kitchen is the house's worst feature. Even more charming are the cigarette burns scattered across it (we don't smoke). It will go away someday. MW17, the floor in in the basement is cheap-o linoleum tile, original 1954 style. Filt, the print is a silkscreen by "Jillian Field", about whom I know nothing except that she was born in 1950. You see her prints show up on Ebay every once in a while, and I imagine there are many of them in thrift stores around the country if you want to visit every single one! That's where we found ours.

Yes, the wall sculpture in the living room is an authentic! Jeré, bought by someone at the old Frederick & Nelson store in downtown Seattle. Portofino. The original owner even taped a newspaper article about Portofino to the back. Still probably our greatest thrift score. Original Jerés are highly sought after and go for literally DOZENS of dollars!


Steve and Nancy's Vintage Sunset Inspired Home House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
4/8/10 02:00 PM

Maybe you've got better thrift stores than we do, Radioriot. The picture? Read above.


Steve and Nancy's Vintage Sunset Inspired Home House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/8/09 06:04 PM

Thank you all for your comments. Yes, we're trying NOT to be too aggressively retro.

There's a story behind that painting; my father, who worked for Boeing, commissioned a company artist (who only painted pictures of jets) to do a family portrait for my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary, c. 1975. He worked from snapshots, not life, and since the people in the snapshots were naturally all different sizes, he painted them the size they were in the photo. So, big heads next to tiny heads. And he couldn't do eyes, so no one has eyes. It's very creepy indeed, but it's my family!

I'm not embarrassed about Claudine Longet!


Steve and Nancy's Vintage Sunset Inspired Home House Tour | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
12/8/09 03:40 PM

This is an amazing house, and unusually Jason and Sarah have managed to make it more amazing, not less. The only thing I see wrong is the front door. Looks a bit panely. Replacing a door is expensive and hard, though. When the house was new, I imagine it might have had a hilarious ornate Mediterranean-style door, though I would recommend something plain. The door surround windows are fantastic!


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Sarah Jason Pop Into Mid-centuryHouse Call
9/30/09 06:35 PM