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SoCal Eichler Homes

Eichler Homes, Inc., was established in 1949, and in 1959 the company expanded to Southern California by developing tracts in Orange.  Construction of the Fairhaven tract began in 1960, the Fairmeadow tract in 1962, and the Fairhills tract in 1963. The first Southern California city to sprout the distinctive post-and-beam homes, Orange is the site of 350 of the 600 Southern California Eichlers. - Via

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For renovations of residences by Eichler Homes, the real-estate developer known for subdivisions in postwar California, the go-to architecture firm is appropriately called Modern House. So far, the firm has redone eight of these post-and-beam tract houses built for efficiency with, generally, a one-level 1,500-square-foot plan. Photography by Assassi Productions.

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Lewis Baltz, Three Photographs from the Series “Park City”, (1980)

 While Lewis Baltz is perhaps best known for his New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California series, Park City might be a better candidate as the magnum opus of the artist’s early work. Not merely representative of the stylistic and conceptual framework of the photographic movement he helped to define, Park City is the single most exhaustive and far-reaching visual criticism of 1970s-era American real estate development: the series is thus the New Topographics document par excellence. The series’ 102 plates (Baltz defines the Series as “a sequential work of 102 elements”) first take the viewer through overall site views that set up a jarring contrast between the mountains (already carved up for the ski area) and the freshly built condominiums and houses that soon will take over the landscape.

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Faces of Meth

Each of these innocuous looking homes has been declared unfit for habitation.  They are on State of Oregon’s list of known, former drug labs. None of them appears to have a single sinister board in their frame, which is all the more frightening.  Maybe these are the before photos.

Oregon publishes a register of these houses on the internet.  It even encourages citizens to receive email update to the list is added to. The promotion is kind of odd.  It’s kind of like the opposite of a National Register listing.  It is a register of shame.

Landmarking a building can be a catalyst for development and community action.  Maybe the list of drug labs could be used the same way.  With the right marketing and incentives could a negative listing become a positive for communities?

amassofhumanity asked:

Just checking to make sure you're okay and Orion are okay. I heard about a shooter on the loose in Mesa.

All okay here. Mesa is a mostly a huge sprawling suburb of tract homes. I’m sure we’re far from anything going on. (But I’m going to check the news now just to see what’s up.)

EDIT: Only 2.5 miles from us.

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1962 Fairmeadow Tract | Architects: Anshen & Allen | 1733 N Shaffer St Orange, CA 92865

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Week of March 16, 2015

  • Ross, Don. High risk behavior: the kissing series / photographs and text by Don Ross ; book & type design by Wm. White. Eugene: ERB Memorial Union Art Gallery, [1990?].
  • Folie/Culture. Cahier folie/culture. Quebec : Folie/Culture, 1991.
  • Joy, Camden. The Greatest Record Album Singer That Ever Was. Portland, OR ; New York, NY : Tract Home Publications : Rag & Bone Shop, 1996
  • Bak, Polly. A Good-hearted white girl’s search for identity. Vancouver, BC : Grunt Gallery, 1992.
  • Wirth, Karen. How to make an antique. St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Centre for Book Arts, 1989.
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 291 Camino Monte Vista, Palm Springs, CA. is the physical address of the former`Purple Sage Apartments’ from Robert Altman’s unique film experience 3 WOMEN (1977), the apartment complex where Millie Lammoreaux (Shelley Duvall) and Pinky Rose (Sissy Spacek) inhabited in the film.  At that time, it was actually called the Sunbeam Inn. Shooting took place during the fall of 1976. The Sunbeam's landlady was Carmen Baptiste and the owner was her brother Richard Revnes Berlin of San Francisco, CA.  The  ‘Dodge City’ bar, shooting range, abandoned miniature golf course and homestead of the film was located out somewhere in Rancho Mirage. That location has since been torn down and the land completely razed, being replaced by neighborhoods of tract homes. Today, the former Sunbeam Inn is known as Life’s Journey Center which is `a private state licensed and certified alcohol/drug detox and residential treatment facility for recovering adults.’ Notice in the pictures above that it is the exact same sign out in front (with a different name) as when it was the `Purple Sage Apartments’ from the world of 3 WOMEN. The small second story windows are unchanged. All of the roof vents seen in the film remain intact and are still there today. Sadly, the most notable difference is the fact that there is no trace left of Bodhi Wind’s incredible paintingsThe bottom of the pool is now just a plain ocean blue color, just like any other pool you’ve ever seen before! Truly sad that such an iconic work of art, by a now-deceased artist of note, could not have been appreciated and respected by preserving it as both an historically iconic film location but also as an unusual artistic endeavor, the likes of which will never be seen again in this lifetime

Southern California’s natural beauty finds an advocate in Irvine real estate, which never fails to bring out the best in custom inland residential living. Whether looking for model semi-custom residences, tract homes or sprawling estates, Irvine is dedicated to luxury living, though many of the complex-residential properties virtually defy description, it’s the simple, timeless, straightforward architectural designs that continue to define the Irvine housing market. A visual cornucopia that reflects both lifestyle and personality for those that live there, the luxury Irvine homes for sale are framed against a rolling hills and city skyline backdrop. With an emphasis on attention to detail, the measure of success can be measured in the number of luxury properties with beautiful landscaping that are scattered across the city, and people are increasingly moving to Irvine for its quality of life and exquisite private residential communities.

$150,000 :: 1220 Etowah Avenue, Royal Oak MI, 48067-3467

$150,000 :: 1220 Etowah Avenue, Royal Oak MI, 48067-3467

3 beds, 1 full bath
Home size: 872 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 12/15/14, Last Updated: 03/28/15
Property Type: 1 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 31223720
Community: Royal Oak (63251)
Tract: HOME PARK
The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/12/2015 by 3%
Status: Pending

Home sweet home! Super adorable three bedroom all brick ranch just a short walk to downtown Royal Oak. Large eat-in…

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