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Funko
17-02-2006, 13:43:34
I think I would say the 1930s is mine.

Back then they built nice classical looking functional houses that are still really popular today. Before the modernists came in and started messing around with sensible house shapes for the sake of it.

Japher
17-02-2006, 13:46:21
I agree, I like Craftsman style homes as well. Though Victorians and Queen Annes are also nice. Thus, really, anything from 1890-1940 that falls in these styles

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 13:46:52
Definately 1930's. Even now, new houses are being built in that style, since everyone loves that style best.

Venom
17-02-2006, 13:47:46
30's. Absolutely....absoletely too.

Beautiful design AND function. Not mass produced shit like today.

Japher
17-02-2006, 13:47:55
http://www.triciapepper.com/8800first.jpg

Very inviting.

Japher
17-02-2006, 13:50:05
Slightly exotic Queen Anne

http://www.newt.com/wohler/events/us-2002/wisconsin/bayfield/queen-anne-2-big.jpg

Being older it probably has a worse foor plan and not enough bathrooms

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 13:54:47
http://www.geheugenvangieten.nl/plaatjes/Udematerrein.jpg

It's good that builders are listening to what people really want these days.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 13:55:49
Here in Scandinavia I'd say the proto-modern 1920s classicism is pretty much outstanding. Especially for appartments, which of course is the big thing here. Once 1930s functionalism sets in it fucks up the town planning and the near environment.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 13:56:33
tompty dompty dommmmmmmmm

Debaser
17-02-2006, 13:57:14
I think i agree with all the people that have said 30s... certainly first half of the 20th century stuff. I want big windows and high ceilings, not just little pokey boxes.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:01:06
1930 : Villa Savoye, Poissy

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:01:15
Originally posted by Japher
Slightly exotic Queen Anne

http://www.newt.com/wohler/events/us-2002/wisconsin/bayfield/queen-anne-2-big.jpg

Being older it probably has a worse foor plan and not enough bathrooms Nice hat there, Japher.

Japher
17-02-2006, 14:01:59
that ain't me... I just searched for a good example of a Queen Anne that wasn't the painted ladies.

zmama
17-02-2006, 14:02:45
I want something with lots of turrets and a dungeon

Japher
17-02-2006, 14:05:10
http://www.marerico.com/ludwigIIpictures/Neuschwanstein.jpg

Here you go, but it's a bit drafty

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:05:41
That's koel. I want one.

zmama
17-02-2006, 14:07:02
So I guess maybe the 90's the 1890's Though Japher's is a bit more grand :D

http://www.hudsonriverheritage.org/images/Olana.jpg

King_Ghidra
17-02-2006, 14:08:18
I can only echo Funko's comments. I always thought the modernist vibe was based on something of a false philosophy. Turn of the century through to 1930's is probably the best stuff.

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:11:08
It's good that 30s style architecture is making such a comeback though.

Tizzy
17-02-2006, 14:13:13
It clearly is the best period.

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:13:27
Exactely. But with a modern interior, so it's the best of both worlds!

Venom
17-02-2006, 14:13:40
I have always, always, always wanted a castle. I thought about just refusing to leave when I went to Windsor Castle, but I was afraid that the owners would come home. Not the kind of people I want as roommates.

Nills Lagerbaak
17-02-2006, 14:14:43
Hmm, why have 30s when you can have victorian / geogian. Someone please explain.


Yes, a German Scholss would do me nicely.

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:15:15
Originally posted by Drekkus
Exactely. But with a modern interior, so it's the best of both worlds!

Yay. Good insulation and shit. All the most important stuff.

Japher
17-02-2006, 14:15:31
http://www.funbouncers.net/images/inflatable_castle.jpg

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:16:44
Too bad we don't have anyone here to discuss the ins and outs of this with.

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:17:47
Well we are all agreed so I guess it's a - FACT!

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:18:16
Originally posted by Funko
It's good that 30s style architecture is making such a comeback though. uche uche uche uche
:bash:

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:19:14
Originally posted by Drekkus
Too bad we don't have anyone here to discuss the ins and outs of this with. fok you
post our msn conversation
i am toooo lazy

zmama
17-02-2006, 14:19:39
Well if I cant have 1890's... the thirties is second best. So sensible and solid

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:20:09
He is not annoyed. :lol:

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:21:05
:bash:

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:21:18
Originally posted by mr_G
fok you
post our msn conversation
i am toooo lazy ok
Dirk zegt:
fijn aan het zennen?
pieter zegt:
jottem
pieter zegt:
just say " ja maar der motte wel raomen in"

Dirk zegt:

Dirk zegt:
maar eh, jaren 30 eeh
Dirk zegt:
da is het wel
pieter zegt:
klopt
pieter zegt:
maar deze namaak niet
pieter zegt:
zo'n huis van de ouders van lien
pieter zegt:
das helemaal af
Dirk zegt:
lien?
pieter zegt:
en echt
pieter zegt:
dat va nu is mickey mouse architectuur
pieter zegt:
verborg
Dirk zegt:
oh
Dirk zegt:
hoezo mickey mouse dan?
pieter zegt:
het mooie van die huizen is
pieter zegt:
dat het tot detail zo is uitgewerkt
pieter zegt:
wat er nu gebeurt is dat de essentie van zi'n huis
pieter zegt:
het hart
pieter zegt:
niet wordt overgenomen
pieter zegt:
alleen een klein stukje van de sfeer
pieter zegt:
dat vind ik raar
pieter zegt:
maar verbaas me daar altijd over hoor
Dirk zegt:
maar ja, blijkbaar hoeven mensen dat niet
pieter zegt:
klopt
pieter zegt:
zijn dus geen klanten voor mij
pieter zegt:
had deze discussie of tirade pasgelden met djeroen
Dirk zegt:
ja, hahahaah, jaren 30 huis!
pieter zegt:
omdat zij echt in zo'n buurt gaan wonen
pieter zegt:
een jaren 30 buurt
pieter zegt:
net voorbij de scandinnavische buurt
pieter zegt:
vergeet niet dat dit de markt is voor de starters
pieter zegt:
jij gaar direct een huis kopen
pieter zegt:
eerste eigen huis
pieter zegt:
vanaf dat moment ga jij pas echt nadenken wat voor huis je zou willen
Dirk zegt:
en wat kan ik betalen
Dirk zegt:
dat vooral
Dirk zegt:
alles leuk en aardig, meneer de architect, mee oew tierelantijnen details
Dirk zegt:
maar ik mot het ok kunnen betalu
pieter zegt:
psies
pieter zegt:
dus koop jij geen pak bij john edwards maar bij de zeeman
Dirk zegt:
maar als ik dan een pak van de zeeman kan kopen dat er uitziet als één van JE, toch beter
pieter zegt:
waarom doe je dat niet dan
pieter zegt:
zien er hetzelfde uit
pieter zegt:
alleen en nu komtie
pieter zegt:
daar zie jij de details wel van
Dirk zegt:
misschien ook wel niet
Dirk zegt:
misschien ben ik wel zo'n lul die uit veiligheid zo'n duur pak koopt
Dirk zegt:
ook al is er geen verschil

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:21:56
That will clear things up

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:22:30
For those that don't speak fluent dutch like me basically MrG is saying that he totally agrees and he's glad that everyone likes 30s architecture and he's hoping to work on some houses like that really soon.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:22:43
jesjes funko can dooo the translation.

I'm right - FACT!!!

Nills Lagerbaak
17-02-2006, 14:23:12
Nah, just get a nice victorian house / ancient church and convert it properly.

That or an iron-age fort.

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:23:21
:lol:

Kitsuki
17-02-2006, 14:23:24
I love the Georgian architecture of Old Town Edinburgh

http://www.worldexecutive.com/cityguides/pics/edinburgh/edinburgh_5.jpg

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:23:31
Originally posted by Funko
For those that don't speak fluent dutch like me basically MrG is saying that he totally agrees and he's glad that everyone likes 30s architecture and he's hoping to work on some houses like that really soon.
Originally posted by mr_G
jesjes funko can dooo the translation.

I'm right - FACT!!!

:lol:
best Xpost EVAH!!!!!!!!

King_Ghidra
17-02-2006, 14:25:23
Originally posted by Kitsuki
I love the Georgian architecture of Old Town Edinburgh

http://www.worldexecutive.com/cityguides/pics/edinburgh/edinburgh_5.jpg

Reading has some bits just like that, and Bath, Bristol and cheltenham also have some fine examples.

When i'm not posting what funko tells me in order to piss Mr.g off, i would have to admit that is my favourite style.

My whole faily used to live in an old georgian town-house, and i returned about 25 years later to the same place to rent a flat there, which was quite cool.

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:26:27
Huh? What is K_G talking about?

zmama
17-02-2006, 14:27:21
I dunno...its how I read the dutchness too
*shrug*

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:27:29
Is he trying to frame you!!!

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:28:38
If we seriously seriously discuss what peoples favourite architecture style is that could really annoy you! :D

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:32:15
:lol: The truth is probably much worse indeed.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:33:16
nonono i really like the '30 houses, and other architecture, i just hate revival.

always done by the "market architect / hip hip hurrah architect" in a brainless way, but hey if ppl are happy in a house like that i don't care. As long as i can enjoy my work and get the apreciating from my clients then i am a happy man.

Japher
17-02-2006, 14:34:06
what's wrong with revival?

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:34:19
damn damn damn :bash: a seriously serious post.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:34:56
Originally posted by Japher
what's wrong with revival? it's fake







and done by brainless ppl

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:39:30
But it's what people want, so why not?

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:39:59
We have annoyed him Drek. Mission accomplished. :beer:

Tizzy
17-02-2006, 14:42:28
And twice in one day, you're on a roll!

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:42:39
jesjes and i'm proud of you guys also. :beer:

so glad i've a date in 1,5 hours, a drinky drinky date

Venom
17-02-2006, 14:43:23
Revival is good.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:44:01
don't even go there venompje

Tizzy
17-02-2006, 14:44:24
Originally posted by mr_G
jesjes and i'm proud of you guys also. :beer:

so glad i've a date in 1,5 hours, a drinky drinky date

We expect a full report of this one too

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:46:19
only if it's a bit funny.

Venom
17-02-2006, 14:46:47
Keep your dick in your pants until after the drinks.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:48:03
note to self: never ever argue architecture with maaaaik and drekkus on msn again.

Tizzy
17-02-2006, 14:50:03
There's a lesson there, only argue with people who know what they're talking about.

Venom
17-02-2006, 14:50:18
Note to Mr G: wear platform shoes for date tonight since this girl is almost certainly taller than you.

Drekkus
17-02-2006, 14:51:11
hehehehe, made him dig deep into his zen there.

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:52:14
Originally posted by Tizzy
There's a lesson there, only argue with people who know what they're talking about.

:lol:

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:53:22
Originally posted by Tizzy
There's a lesson there, only argue with people who know what they're talking about. :bounce:

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:54:09
That simple law rules out almost every internet argument.

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:54:35
Originally posted by Venom
Note to Mr G: wear platform shoes for date tonight since this girl is almost certainly taller than you. kewl
i love those 70's shoes, so glad there is a 70's revival.

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:55:10
Yes, I've been listening to Crazy Horses all afternoon on repeat. Making me a bit crazy.

NEIGH! NEIGH!

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:55:12
Originally posted by Venom
Keep your dick in your pants until after the drinks. best advice evah!!!!!

mr_G
17-02-2006, 14:56:10
jesjes don't forget mud's "TIGER FEET"

Funko
17-02-2006, 14:58:21
Don't remember that one.

Tizzy
17-02-2006, 15:01:39
Glam rock, WOO!

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 17:26:42
I'm playing serious amounts of Glam tonight.

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-02-2006, 17:51:36
Medieval.

http://www.discoverenglandtours.co.uk/assets/images/Wells_Cathedral_Vicars_Close_090604.jpg

Kitsuki
17-02-2006, 18:39:48
Originally posted by Funko
That simple law rules out almost every internet argument.

Lets go pick fights with Stephen Hawking...

Walrus Feeder
17-02-2006, 19:28:01
The Victorian era. Whether it the grand red brick houses you find in cities like Manchester in the UK or some of the one in areas like Pacific Heights or Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.
http://image52.webshots.com/152/0/74/28/395207428YzOeYd_ph.jpg

I would also have to say some of the Brownstone rowhouses you get around areas like Brooklyn Heights and Greenwich Village in New York are pretty elegant. Some of them dating back to the late 1850's.

devilmunchkin
17-02-2006, 20:44:55
whatever style the adam's family was from (don't laugh)....i always liked their house

Venom
17-02-2006, 21:33:24
I'm going to have to laugh at that. :lol:

Walrus Feeder
17-02-2006, 21:36:42
Those houses they hung around at in Sesame Street were cool too.

Oerdin
17-02-2006, 23:54:31
I'd go with a victorian or a 1920's Spanish revivalist.

mr_G
18-02-2006, 03:50:23
Originally posted by devilmunchkin
whatever style the adam's family was from (don't laugh)....i always liked their house i'm trying i'm trying i'm trying......nope

:lol:

devilmunchkin
18-02-2006, 06:30:31
sorry for fitting my stereotype sometimes..
but you gotta admit that house kicked ass

mr_G
18-02-2006, 08:07:31
it does jesjes it does

Provost Harrison
18-02-2006, 11:53:05
I find older properties much superior. I remember when looking for places to live, the new ones seemed to be of crap building quality and incredibly cramped...

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-02-2006, 13:12:24
On the plus side, they do all have damp-proof courses, insulation, copper piping, and wiring that probably won't kill you.

Funko
20-02-2006, 09:10:35
There are good and bad new builds.

Gary
20-02-2006, 09:30:36
Of course, a modicum of DIY skills will ensure you can fix any maintenance that needs doing (or one could call in a professional). But it's a little difficult to replace a cheaply slung up & sold estate type dwelling.

(And even the older buildings can have cheap extensions, as I've found.)

I tend to buy 1930 type buildings. I'm reasonably familiar with it and it has tended to be my price range anyway. But one style I find myself admiring is, what I think must be Victorian (although I'm no expert in period type stuff). There is a fair bit about in Bristol with its attractive stone construction, and bays that have proper pillar support rather than rely on the strength of the window frame and lighter wood frame & board wall in the upper story. (It's been a fairly recent discovery for me, how flimsy the wall in the upper floor bay actually is !)

Really not keen of modern estate stuff. Usually they don't even fence in the front garden, which is a right 'put-off'. I think you have to have a large pot of money if you want something decent that new. And you may even need to commission it yourself.

Gary
20-02-2006, 09:35:27
Having now flicked down through the thread, rather than just reading the last few posts, it's clear that there are a lot of styles I like. But most are not in my price range. :(

Yeah the Adamms Family had a cool house :D

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-02-2006, 11:02:34
Originally posted by Gary
Of course, a modicum of DIY skills will ensure you can fix any maintenance that needs doing (or one could call in a professional). But it's a little difficult to replace a cheaply slung up & sold estate type dwelling.
that new. And you may even need to commission it yourself.

The house next door to my parents is 200 years old. I've seen it underpinned (twice), get treated for dry rot and rising damp, get re-wired and re-piped, get insulated, and taken off cess-pit sewerage.

That goes beyond even my DIY ambitions. Meanwhile, in ten years my brand-new house has just had its windows vanished a few times.

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-02-2006, 11:04:14
Anyway, if any real problems occur with new-builds, you're covered by the NHBC protection. You get no such safeguard on old properties.

mr_G
20-02-2006, 11:06:04
Originally posted by Funko
There are good and bad new builds. huh? what is prince charles saying?

Funko
20-02-2006, 11:07:25
I want a house with the pipes on the outside. koel.

mr_G
20-02-2006, 11:08:42
:lol:

you outside piper you

Funko
20-02-2006, 11:12:23
You can tell I have really bad taste. I thought your house with the light cross was great.

mr_G
20-02-2006, 11:13:51
:lol: well you liked my lamp so you have great taste

Gary
20-02-2006, 11:32:03
Well... it's not new build 'problems' I'd be too concerned about (TV Horror Stories excepted). It's the standard that seems to be the norm these days. Yes I'm sure a new property will have advantages over an old one that hasn't been updated, re new discoveries : say in terms of insulation etc. etc., but there seems to be a deliberate policy for everything to be less substantial, which I suspect is down to cost.

For example hollow plastic internal doors. Or a biggy : 'paper thin' walls build of crumbly breeze block. A previous owner extended my place using that stuff. Terrible, won't hold a screw unless I drill out a plug and refill it with a decent filler first.

And the rooms seem smaller too, (and less height !) and the gardens, when comparing similar types such as terraced to terraced.

200 year old eh ? Probably time it had a new patio :D

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-02-2006, 11:50:06
Room size is largely down to planning permits- developers frequently are required to fit a minimum number of houses on a site in order to get planning permission, in view of current housing shortages.

It's easy to get blindsided by old properties. Loads of buildings were poorly-built in the past, but they've mostly fallen down by now.

MoSe
20-02-2006, 11:58:19
Originally posted by Funko
I want a house with the pipes on the outside. koel.

http://www.parisdigest.com/photos/Beaubourg-dos-zoom.jpg

Drekkus
20-02-2006, 12:01:22
Pompidompidom

mr_G
20-02-2006, 12:02:19
pom pom pom pom pom pom pom pommetje

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-02-2006, 12:25:00
That's an eyesore. And a bitch to paint, no doubt.

Drekkus
20-02-2006, 13:02:24
Ceca, ce sont beaucoup de pipes.

mr_G
20-02-2006, 15:14:22
c'est ne pas un pipe!!!

Drekkus
20-02-2006, 15:18:12
vrais donc!

mr_G
20-02-2006, 15:21:56
jojo grossgeulle

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-02-2006, 16:35:18
I like the city houses from 13th to 15t century. Unfortunately didn't find an appartment in one of these.... :(

Tizzy
20-02-2006, 16:44:22
You need a time machine

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-02-2006, 16:48:20
I already bought one on e-bay.