Friday, February 8, 2008

I Love a Good Stool

And six of 'em ... even better! I have been on the hunt for the perfect stools for my breakfast bar at El Rancho Deluxe, and today the quest was complete.

It's hard to find two or three awesome MCM bar stools. Today, I found SIX. Here's the check. Thank you very much. Plenty of MCM goodness remains at the Anne Bourland estate sale on 4009 Hildring in the 76109 part of FW.

Monday, February 4, 2008

1744 Martel, Fort Worth, 76103 -$179k

I love this house. I mean, I LOVE THIS HOUSE. It's another beautiful Mid-Century Ranch on the much-maligned East Side of Fort Worth at 1744 Martel on Scenery Hill. This 1951 ranch is 3,200 sf (!) with a kitchen to die for -- metal cabinets, a Frigidaire Flair range (Appliance Porn alert!), and a semi-circular breakfast bench. If I were in the market, I would buy this house. However, the extreme downside is that you are probably looking at three gas wells in your backyard in the very near future. Not good. Still, I hope this baby finds the right buyer.

609 Candlewood, Fort Worth 76103 - $181k

East Fort Worth is much neglected and much maligned, but there are some awesome Mid-Century houses there. Take for instance 609 Candlewood. Very ranchy and modern. A spacious 2,700 sf. A killer view of downtown. $181,000. Unbelievable!

Unfortunately, a lot of people don't want to live on the East Side. Too bad. I hope that attitude changes and I hope this house find the owner it deserves.

Allan Melvin, R.I.P.

Allan Melvin, the veteran character actor best remembered as Alice's main squeeze Sam the Butcher on The Brady Bunch, went to the Big Casino a few weeks back. He was 84. For a remembrance of Melvin, check out this very thorough post on I'm Learning To Share.