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Old 06-08-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Their is also a small slice of AHISD behind the Pavilion's center across from North Star Mall, those are probably the best deal for getting into AHISD.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:18 PM
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Default ken bentley architect

Has anyone heard of ken bentley? i hear he does really nice modern places, any comments, known works of his?
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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Has anyone heard of ken bentley? i hear he does really nice modern places, any comments, known works of his?
I don't know much about the fella, but he just built 2 new mod homes in Terrell Hills - a large one on Burr (2nd house as you turn onto Burr from N. New Braunfels - can't miss it), and a smaller "twin" at 821 Garraty (which is for sale Moderator cut: TOS violation). Both VERY mod...and VERY pricey.

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Old 06-19-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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...just googled this on Ken Bentley, interesting article: MySA.com: Gardening (http://www.mysanantonio.com/salife/gardening/stories/MYSA050507.0P.spaces.2331c7f.html - broken link)
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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Default Why it's hard to find modern homes in SA

The big issue is that the market is pretty small. I just had a custom contemporary home built for me and I was actually penalized 30K on the appraisal because it wasn't like all the other homes around me. My house is better built and completely upgraded but it would be worth 45K more if it were a ranch or Med style. Pretty sad.
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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The big issue is that the market is pretty small. I just had a custom contemporary home built for me and I was actually penalized 30K on the appraisal because it wasn't like all the other homes around me. My house is better built and completely upgraded but it would be worth 45K more if it were a ranch or Med style. Pretty sad.
Sad, for sure...BUT, when the whole Med FAD crashes (think "Beanie Babies" ), which is a given, coupled with the sheer over-abundance of these cookie-cutters flooding the market, your unique Mod will increase in value, while your neighbors will decrease. Now, it might be a few years, but it'll happen...If you don't mind me asking, where did you build your Mod among the Med?
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I built it in the Timberwood park subdivision. I liked it there since all of the homes are somewhat different.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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I built it in the Timberwood park subdivision. I liked it there since all of the homes are somewhat different.


well, this explains your problem...Mod never goes over big in the suburbs, you should have looked at Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park or Northwood where Mod is accepted now and always has been....the famous architect O'Neil Ford was building beautiful and for the most part still standing mid-century modern 50 years ago and even his small ones are now worth $1/2 million un-restored, un-renovated....there's one for sale in Olmos Park right now for $5million.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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Default mod in Timberwood Park

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well, this explains your problem...Mod never goes over big in the suburbs, you should have looked at Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park or Northwood where Mod is accepted now and always has been....the famous architect O'Neil Ford was building beautiful and for the most part still standing mid-century modern 50 years ago and even his small ones are now worth $1/2 million un-restored, un-renovated....there's one for sale in Olmos Park right now for $5million.
Still, I love my Hill country views and I'm OK to be the different kid on the block. Maybe I'll start a new trend....

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Old 01-08-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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well, this explains your problem...Mod never goes over big in the suburbs, you should have looked at Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, Olmos Park or Northwood where Mod is accepted now and always has been....the famous architect O'Neil Ford was building beautiful and for the most part still standing mid-century modern 50 years ago and even his small ones are now worth $1/2 million un-restored, un-renovated....there's one for sale in Olmos Park right now for $5million.
There's an UNLISTED (not even a "For Sale" in the yard) 1960 O'Neil Ford (I think 2200 square feet) two streets away from me for 250K (in 78209, but NOT AHISD, it's in NEISD)!!! The seller/son is FIRM though. The original owner was just put into a rest home, the place is a complete wreck though, but restorable..and WAY COOL, I was SERIOUSLY thinking about selling my house and buying it, but ultimately didn't want a complete renovation/seeling in a buyer's market headache. DM if you wan't to find out more, I do NOT own it, but know who does and can give you direct info, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for someone who digs Ford to buy it and fix it up!
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