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seenmy
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6492 posts since 17/6/06

15 Jul 2018 11:45
floors are really nice? original or added?
NickMSM
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363 posts since 21/8/13

15 Jul 2018 12:07
Thanks. The bench is an early Ercol no349 love seat. I actually found it locally on Facebook.

The floor was put in back in the 1930s. The house was bought by a wealthy builder who transformed it from three cottages into one. The floor is Canadian pine, it was stained really dark so we've had it refinished to match the now much lighter beams. Has made a huge difference.
Blofeld
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58 posts since 30/12/15

15 Jul 2018 12:39
pops wrote: 1965 Hille produced Robin Day Leo chair finally back from the restorers and couldn’t be happier. Ugly vinyl cover replaced with Gerd Hay Edie fabric as used by Robin Day and five star swivel base replaced with original production sleigh legs


looks smashing. how much did you pay for the restoration job, if you don't mind me asking?
pops
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3852 posts since 2/9/09

posted 15 Jul 2018 13:25, edited 15 Jul 2018 13:25
Thanks all.

Chair/ footstool came in at £1775 which is more than I’d budgeted as the chair needed more work than id thought from sellers pictures and I opted for a more expensive fabric (even with a 50% discount) hand woven rather than machined version but almost exactly half of current reproduction retail price so good value and a fun project.

total breaks down roughly as following

Chair and footstool = 15%
Restoration = 45%
Fabric 30%
Replacement legs for chair = 10%




pops
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3852 posts since 2/9/09

15 Jul 2018 13:30
seenmy wrote: floors are really nice
Anto
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3416 posts since 19/1/12

15 Jul 2018 14:25
Not cheap, but came out and looks great! Ubercool
Crackajack
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6743 posts since 21/4/05

15 Jul 2018 17:36
Pops & Nick Cool

It looks great, but just to be contentious (and I rent, so my view means nothing), but can I ask why you chose a 16thC cottage when you have a passion for mid-century design? Thinking the mix works for you but would obviously be odd if Pops had fitted his place with mock Tudor furniture!

I guess in an ideal world you would have an 'architect designed' 50s detached, but obviously space, location, schools etc are huge factors.
NickMSM
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363 posts since 21/8/13

15 Jul 2018 19:15
Crackajack wrote: Pops & Nick Cool

It looks great, but just to be contentious (and I rent, so my view means nothing), but can I ask why you chose a 16thC cottage when you have a passion for mid-century design? Thinking the mix works for you but would obviously be odd if Pops had fitted his place with mock Tudor furniture!

I guess in an ideal world you would have an 'architect designed' 50s detached, but obviously space, location, schools etc are huge factors.

Good question - it is a house I grew up in, and has fantastic potential. Great location near the coast and a really good sized plot. When I was younger I wanted a glass/steel box, but to be honest, period properties have grown on me an awful lot. The character they offer is second to none, and in my opinion the mix between old and new looks really good (and so far hasn't been done to death). I agree, mock Tudor decor would look odd in anything but a period house!
Seventyfour
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8474 posts since 6/10/05

15 Jul 2018 19:21
Great stuff Pops and Nick
gaffer
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490 posts since 13/4/05

15 Jul 2018 21:56
Seventyfour wrote: Great stuff Pops and Nick
MLI
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3791 posts since 6/10/09

16 Jul 2018 08:42
NickMSM wrote:
Crackajack wrote: Pops & Nick Cool

It looks great, but just to be contentious (and I rent, so my view means nothing), but can I ask why you chose a 16thC cottage when you have a passion for mid-century design? Thinking the mix works for you but would obviously be odd if Pops had fitted his place with mock Tudor furniture!

I guess in an ideal world you would have an 'architect designed' 50s detached, but obviously space, location, schools etc are huge factors.

Good question - it is a house I grew up in, and has fantastic potential. Great location near the coast and a really good sized plot. When I was younger I wanted a glass/steel box, but to be honest, period properties have grown on me an awful lot. The character they offer is second to none, and in my opinion the mix between old and new looks really good (and so far hasn't been done to death). I agree, mock Tudor decor would look odd in anything but a period house!

Cool yeah I agree, it's kind of like the feeling of wearing Goro's with Goretex. It's just this cool juxtaposition