Friday, February 17, 2012

Jim Ipekjian Restoring Greene & Greene Grandeur

I am going on a trip to Pasadena! 

The last few Pasadena trips were to family.  My husband grew up in the neighborhoods chock full of Greene & Greene homes, and we always drive through the streets during every visit dreaming about our finished home (someday) in Seattle .

Greene & Greene Craftsmen
This time I have the unique opportunity to meet a number of the talented craftsman who have replicated or restored furniture, doors, and light fixtures in Greene & Greene homes....Details and Joinery class by Jim Ipekjian, it's a behind the scenes 3-hour class....
 And while I have toured the Gamble House in the past, this time I am attending a

Jim's story is well told in this Popular Woodworking story.

His techniques are greatly admired,  it should be an interesting class.

While you are here and thinking about Greene & Greene be sure to vote to help save the Thorsen House:

Dwell magazine has created a competition called "Rethinking Preservation" that will donate $10,000 to a worthy preservation organization. A panel of judges will select the winner from the top ten projects with the most votes. There is a huge list of worthy projects in the competition so the Thorsen House will need your support.

Here is how you can help save the Thorsen House:
Please go to the link below and vote for the entry "Last of the `Ultimate Bungalows': the William R. Thorsen House of Greene & Greene".

Voting closes on February 20, so vote as often as you can.

Tell your friends, tweet about it, post to facebook, and do whatever you can to spread the message.

VOTE now...Thank you!

Go now to and VOTE !