Sunday, October 16, 2016

Real Life Examples: Fall 2016

Top hung, swing out aluminum windows. 

Great example of the rear doors. 
Full transparency, 3 sections, forward facing roof gable, white beams, good match! 
Excellent example of modernist, minimalist architectural design, oversized double front doors with oversized hard ware and lantern. 

To the right is a white iron gate, akin to the breezy walls of the 1978 house. 
Late 70's California contemporary Spanish shed roof with 2nd floor patio - the exact style of the Barbie 1978 or 1979 A Frame Dream Doll House. 
4 tall, skinny, glass patio doors. 
This house is in southern California, features exposed white beams and a front, central white balcony, these were built around 1980, when I was driving past I immediately saw the similarities between Mattel's house and these ones, but as I have not ever seen these anywhere else, I wonder if the original designer of the toy house lived around here or someplace similar. 
A variation on the house above, there were about 5 of these houses in the neighborhood I was in. Not far, there was a house with a very exaggerated long sloping red roof, shed roof and different angles, very akin to Barbie's house, regretfully, I did not pull over to take a photo. 
White beams, yellow floor side view in 1970's local restaurant. 
Two real center sections placed together. Just needs a new paint job. 
This is a 1970's Spanish contemporary that seems to have been restored for a "Tuscan" look. Yes, if it were painted white with a red roof, here is our beloved A Frame Dream House. 
while the house is not a frame, look closely at the red roof tiles, they are a perfect match. 
here is another 1970's Spanish contemporary asymmetrical suburban house with balcony in the front. The center garage is the only real departure from our beloved 
Imagine this house painted white, with yellow doors, its a near perfect match! 
rear side section ground  level

Just the right shade of yellow!

thats what I imagine the real life bedroom to be decorated like. '70's Optimistic Yellow'.

Casper quietly enters the home. The only thing I would change is the door hardware needs to be oversized and vintage.

This aging suburb relic features a long sloping asymmetrically gabled roofline, front balcony, horizontally rectangular windows and vaulted ceilings, just like the 1978-1985 Barbie DreamHouse.

From 1987's, 'Harry and the Hendersons', the neighbor's kitchen floor is sheet linoleum in the same pattern as the yellow floor pieces of the 1978 A Frame house. I didn't know until now that was actually a thing, I always thought it was meant to be a flagstone patio thing they just made for all the rooms, good to know this is based in reality. 

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