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    Re: House of the Future

    Quote Originally Posted by codelyokorox View Post
    YAY! I'm not alone! -dance-

    I know. I'd love to live in a 50s house, even with the dated technology. I want a fridge like hers! I want everything to be plastic! I want it! Or, at least, to be able to go into it. I'd love it. I'd squeel.

    I want one of those 60s houses that the link was provided to. How much do you think they're going for?

    Oooh. Thanks for posting the ATIS things! I'm so very happy. Thank you!
    In the link I saw one home going for $899k. I don't recall what the home in Fullerton was going for. The sad thing is to see these classic home "remodeled" into something more contemporary. In the process they lose their charm and become just another house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDarian View Post
    In the link I saw one home going for $899k. I don't recall what the home in Fullerton was going for. The sad thing is to see these classic home "remodeled" into something more contemporary. In the process they lose their charm and become just another house.
    That's a lot of money. Why would you buya classic home like that and turn it into another house? Especially for that much?

    Amazing.

    I want a nice little house like that, and they're selling them to make-over people. Depressing.

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    Re: House of the Future

    Quote Originally Posted by codelyokorox View Post
    I know, me too. I wish they had the video on DVD.

    Here, I'll link it.

    This is part one: http://youtube.com/watch?v=DoCCO3GKqWY

    It's really very interesting.
    That video is available on DVD at the Extinct Attractions Club:

    http://01508f4.netsolstores.com/inde...PROD&ProdID=21

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    Re: House of the Future

    Quote Originally Posted by IMAGINE View Post
    I love the demolition story of the house


    Whats the story? Anyone?
    Har har har

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbear View Post
    Whats the story? Anyone?
    What I heard is that because the house was made out of plastic, the wrecking ball they brought in to destroy it just bounced off the house. So they had to saw it into little pieces.

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    Re: House of the Future

    Quote Originally Posted by codelyokorox View Post
    I know. I'd love to live in a 50s house, even with the dated technology. I want a fridge like hers! I want everything to be plastic! I want it! Or, at least, to be able to go into it. I'd love it. I'd squeel.
    I probably wouldn't mind that retractable refrigerator as well.

    In the meantime, if you'd like a 50s style refrigerator or stove that's real, try here:

    http://bigchillfridge.com/

    http://www.vintagestoves.com/

    More retro furniture & home accessories:

    http://www.pastense.com/index.html

    http://www.retroplanet.com/

    http://www.vintagelooks.com/

    http://www.metroretrofurniture.com/

    http://www.retroathome.com/

    http://www.gomod.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by codelyokorox View Post
    ...I want one of those houses. I want one. Really really bad. Small kitchen? 60s appearance? SIGN. ME. UP. (I'm probably the wierdest sixteen-year-old girl you'll ever meet. )
    Young lady, you have taste and style far beyond your 16 years. You can come sit next to me and we'll be friends.

    As for how much genuine Eichler homes are going for near Disneyland? Sadly the soaring house prices of the past 6 years took them into the stratosphere. A well maintained Eichler that hasn't been lobotomized by Home Depot and owners without individual style is in the $800,000+ range. As recently as the mid 1990's you could still get into an early 60's Eichler in Orange for $150,000. Knock-off Eichler's are only a bit less. An Eichler with Home Depot add-ons cheapens the price, but then the new owner has to spend money to fix the mistakes of the 1980's or 90's.

    There was a builder in Portland, Oregon that also did lots of Eichleresque homes in the Portland area. They are called Rummers, and they go for much less only because Portland still has a bit of sanity left in its home prices. The moodier weather of Portland and the greener landscape gives them a different feel than the perpetually sunny and dry Eichler's however.

    The Eichler neighborhoods in Orange County are filled with stylish, intelligent people who realize exactly what their home means. A few of the homes still have the original owners living in them, now elderly folks, but they never left because they valued the trim and fit lines and smart aesthetic that their homes provided. Good taste never goes out of style, and these Eichler owners had good taste when they purchased in 1962, and they still have good taste in 2007.

    Next time you are at Barnes & Noble, pick up the latest issue of Atomic Ranch Magazine. http://www.atomic-ranch.com It's filled with all sorts of stylish things that I know you'll just love. You'll also learn that you and your inherent good taste are not alone. There are many people out there who don't think a "nice house" should look like "TUSCANY!" or have 7 bedrooms or have a three car garage to house the leased Lexus and BMW's that the owners really can't afford.

    What's funny about Atomic Ranch is that almost every issue has an article about an OC house with Disneyland references and decor in it. A recent issue had an article about a mid-century modern home in Sacramento owned by two retired Imagineers. They had decorated their yard to look just like the Enchanted Tiki Room lanai, and their home was decorated with artwork from DisneySea projects they had worked on before retirement.

    The Disneyland - Mid Century Modern connection is undeniable. And that you like both Mid-Century Modern aesthetics and Disneyland is not surprising. Welcome to the club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TP2000 View Post
    Young lady, you have taste and style far beyond your 16 years. You can come sit next to me and we'll be friends.

    As for how much genuine Eichler homes are going for near Disneyland? Sadly the soaring house prices of the past 6 years took them into the stratosphere. A well maintained Eichler that hasn't been lobotomized by Home Depot and owners without individual style is in the $800,000+ range. As recently as the mid 1990's you could still get into an early 60's Eichler in Orange for $150,000. Knock-off Eichler's are only a bit less. An Eichler with Home Depot add-ons cheapens the price, but then the new owner has to spend money to fix the mistakes of the 1980's or 90's.

    There was a builder in Portland, Oregon that also did lots of Eichleresque homes in the Portland area. They are called Rummers, and they go for much less only because Portland still has a bit of sanity left in its home prices. The moodier weather of Portland and the greener landscape gives them a different feel than the perpetually sunny and dry Eichler's however.

    The Eichler neighborhoods in Orange County are filled with stylish, intelligent people who realize exactly what their home means. A few of the homes still have the original owners living in them, now elderly folks, but they never left because they valued the trim and fit lines and smart aesthetic that their homes provided. Good taste never goes out of style, and these Eichler owners had good taste when they purchased in 1962, and they still have good taste in 2007.

    Next time you are at Barnes & Noble, pick up the latest issue of Atomic Ranch Magazine. http://www.atomic-ranch.com It's filled with all sorts of stylish things that I know you'll just love. You'll also learn that you and your inherent good taste are not alone. There are many people out there who don't think a "nice house" should look like "TUSCANY!" or have 7 bedrooms or have a three car garage to house the leased Lexus and BMW's that the owners really can't afford.

    What's funny about Atomic Ranch is that almost every issue has an article about an OC house with Disneyland references and decor in it. A recent issue had an article about a mid-century modern home in Sacramento owned by two retired Imagineers. They had decorated their yard to look just like the Enchanted Tiki Room lanai, and their home was decorated with artwork from DisneySea projects they had worked on before retirement.

    The Disneyland - Mid Century Modern connection is undeniable. And that you like both Mid-Century Modern aesthetics and Disneyland is not surprising. Welcome to the club!
    Ooh. I will. It might take me a while to get to Barnes And Noble (the closest one is an hour away). But that's an interesting thought.

    I will probably never own an Eichler home, simply because I doubt I'll have that kind of money. But that's okay, maybe I can get a knock-off version. It doesn't matter, as long as it fits the look I enjoy. I'd like it by Disneyland, too, but I won't care if it's a few hours away. I won't be able to handle eight hours away, but anything under five is fine.

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    Re: House of the Future

    Quote Originally Posted by codelyokorox View Post
    I will probably never own an Eichler home, simply because I doubt I'll have that kind of money. But that's okay, maybe I can get a knock-off version. It doesn't matter, as long as it fits the look I enjoy. I'd like it by Disneyland, too, but I won't care if it's a few hours away. I won't be able to handle eight hours away, but anything under five is fine.
    Joseph Eichler built many other homes elsewhere in SoCal, aside from Orange. Granada Hills and Thousand Oaks, an hour north of Disneyland, has several tracts of Eichler's. The OC has a stronger Eichler preservation movement however.

    He was primarily a Bay Area builder though, and his company built several thousand homes in the Bay Area suburbs of the 1950's and 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TP2000 View Post
    Joseph Eichler built many other homes elsewhere in SoCal, aside from Orange. Granada Hills and Thousand Oaks, an hour north of Disneyland, has several tracts of Eichler's. The OC has a stronger Eichler preservation movement however.

    He was primarily a Bay Area builder though, and his company built several thousand homes in the Bay Area suburbs of the 1950's and 60's.
    Then owning an Eichler home is on the top of my to-do list after I graduate college (I'm still in highschool).

    Of course, I'd have to take into consideration a lot of things. Like, how much I can afford, can I afford to furnish it, how much my job pays, how close it is to Disneyland.

    Oh, and how close it is to family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrocool View Post
    I probably wouldn't mind that retractable refrigerator as well.

    In the meantime, if you'd like a 50s style refrigerator or stove that's real, try here:

    http://bigchillfridge.com/

    http://www.vintagestoves.com/

    More retro furniture & home accessories:

    http://www.pastense.com/index.html

    http://www.retroplanet.com/

    http://www.vintagelooks.com/

    http://www.metroretrofurniture.com/

    http://www.retroathome.com/

    http://www.gomod.com/
    This list of links is just too good to let pass by un-noted. Truly a superb list. Thanks for posting them!

    Also, a great book about this era is "Populux." When I recall the author I'll update this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDarian View Post
    This list of links is just too good to let pass by un-noted. Truly a superb list. Thanks for posting them!
    Not a problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDarian View Post
    Also, a great book about this era is "Populux." When I recall the author I'll update this post.
    That would be Thomas Hine.

    Hardcover


    Paperback




    Bill Yenne's Going Home To The Fifties, Brian Alexander's Atomic Kitchen: Gadgets and Inventions for Yesterday's Cook, and Kristen Tillotson's Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superwoman are all terrific related books.

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    yes... GREAT books as well! Truly a person of taste! Sorry about the quibble on the tomato throwing thread.

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    I have Populuxe - It is a wonderful addition to my collection.

    The HOTF was an incredible place. I had to go through it twice every time I want to DL. I would bet that if some entrepreneur were to duplicate the house (molded fiberglass sections, delivered) and offer to build on your site - there would be money to be made. It would have to be cheaper than what houses are selling for now, and could start a new fad...

    I'd gladly tear down my 50's hovel and live in a HOTF. I'd be the envy of my neighborhood.







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    To the poster who asked:

    I got that picture from the Extinct Attractions Club web site a few years back. Might still be there, I don't know. I usually grab pictures of old Disneyland stuff as soon as I see them in case they disappear.

    I'm still not convinced about the whole "they had to saw it up by hand" story of the destruction of the HOTF. The picture (on page 1) shows a wrecking crane taking a nice big bite out of it. The apocryphal story of it's destruction came from a Monsanto publication. I'm sure there were some hacksaws involved at some point, but clearly the house wasn't immune to other kinds of demolition techniques.
    "Say, uh, ever hear of the devil's paint pots? Real mystery of the desert. Bubblin' pots of mud in all kinds of colors."

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