Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 10, 1949 · Page 14
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, October 10, 1949
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Oct. g, 1949 Mason City Globe-G»ittte, M.son City, I». Biederman Rambler, a Jaunt Into Contemporary Living By CARL WRIGHT Sunday afternoon between the hours of 1 and 5, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Biederman will hold open house at 720 Maple, Osage, Iowa. Sunday afternoon—a n d every Sunday afternoon through October.' There -will be a small admis- •ion charge for the benefit of the Mitchell county polio fund, but any one who crosses their thresh- hold and takes a jaunt into modern living feels almost like contributing again on the way out. It is just that satisfying. There will be guides to take you through—for that is the way you will most enjoy this contemporary rambler, Blandin Designer Designed by Robert Blandin of Plan Associates, Osage, the home Design Your Own linoleum Tile Floor SAVE MONEY! Install It Yourself 16 e Each 9" x 9" Til* Almost no limit to the tmirt, colorful designs you can have with Armstrong's Jasp* Linoleum Til*. We'll help you with designs and show you how to install it yourself. MIER WOLF & SONS has much to offer that is unusual. Mr. Blandin also supervised the selection of the furnishings and the coloring to go with this home and it is completely harmonious throughout. Not often does a designer have the co-o'peration the Biederrnans gave Mr. Blandin. But they mmm+- in turn have found that it has paid them well. The Biederrnans were farmers, having moved to a place 12 miles northwest of Osage in the early '20s, about a year after Mr. Biederman was graduated from Iowa State College at Ames. They liked farming, and found that it offered a substantial living while rearing their family. Today their son, Wilbur, is on the farm. Another son, Robert, is with the federal crop department, Des Moines, and their daughter, Mrs. Marion Spodnick lives in Connecticut. The Biedermans felt that they were ready to retire and build a home in Osage. On Maple Street .Maple street, ifj anyone is familiar with the trees around Osage, would be the logical location. They contacted Mr. Blandin and he went to work with them to get exactly what they wanted. That was in July, 1948. The home has just been completed. He made use of native black walnut, from her father's farm in Johnson county. He used cherry. First National Bank of Mason City, Iowa DUCO ENAMEL GIVES YOU A TILE LIKE FINISH FOR KITCHENS & BATHS Anyone can use it ... brushes smooth. No lap or brush marks. Dries rapidly and is easy to clean. Choose from a wide ranee of colors. WE ALSO HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF DuPONT PAINTS FOR INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR. BOONHOWER HARDWARE 113 NORTH FEDERAL AT DAMON'S AMERICA'S EASIEST RANGE TO KEEP CLEAN He used Lannon stone from Wisconsin, and Cameo brick from Illinois. He used ail of the ideas they thought they would like— and some others. But let's take one of these tours •hrough the home—like you're gong to take Sunday—or next Sunday. From the first glimpse of the home through the trees, with its expansive solar type window, you have a pleasant sense of anticipation. The feeling grows as you stop in front of the house and note the long s%veep, accented by unique flower boxes extending around the sides of the house in a most original manner. Flowers in Sidewalk Rectangular flower boxes sunken in the entrance sidewalk are an original touch of Mr. Blandin's. A large wall of fluted opaque glass is a pleasing adjunct to a tunning front entrance. The door is a slab, designed with little windows and Weltex pattern, the work of a cabinet maker. At the front entrance a finishing touch is the intercommunication system which enables the caller to speak' with the occupants anywhere in the house. Upon admission you realize that the gay vestibule has direct access to the bedroom, wing on the west, the living room and study on the south, and the dining and kitchen wing on.the east. The entrance hall has a Carthage cut stone floor, violet red wall, and a walnut slab panel, with a plant box effect on the to^, that New 2-Bed room Homes or Story and Half built on your lot or ours. $700 to $1500 down. Payments $45 to $60, less for G. I. or on your lor. Not prefabricated or Pre-Cut. Call 5622-W Day or Evening STODDARD Construction Co. FLIGHTS OF ANTICIPATION—The home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Biedermaa'ofo^age is one to stimulate the imagination. When you stop in front of this house designed by Robert Blandin you have a pleasant sense of anticipation. It is a contemporary rambler and is filled with all sorts of good ideas. The home is 108 feet in length and the average width is 22 feet. . LIVELY STUDY—The study of the Biederman home is finished in vermilion, with black walnut bookcases and built-in desk. The Herman Miller clock in the upper left corner is an exciting note. breaks the view into the dining room and forms an open entry to the living room. Fulfills Expectations The living room completely fulfills your expectations for something very different and smart. The ceiling of average height on the entrance side, slopes upward to a much higher level on the YOUR ULTRAMATIC („/.„. GAS RANGE Gives you lasting beauty and convenience through and through You can get beauty that's more than skin deep when you get a new Caloric Gas Range . . . Caloric's porcelain enamel finish, inside and out, removable broiler and other easy cleaning features make the Ultramatic Caloric America's Easiest Range to clean and keep clean Preferred by home economists from coast to coast. 'Guaranteed by Good Housekeeping . . . • Terms To Suit Your Convenience APPLIANCE CENTER • DOWNSTAIRS LYONS CLEANS RUGS Our scientific rug cleaning department will make your rug ''like new." Prices are moderate. WE PICK UP AND DELIVER PHONE 600 LVOHS BRINGS OUTDOORS INDOORS—A solar window wall of this type brings the outdoors indoors at the Biederman home. The roof overhang floods the living room with sunlight in winter, but keeps put the rays of summer. Radiant heating- in the ceiling kicks on and off depending on the amount of heat or cold coming through this window. window side, forming a high solar type window wall from ceiling to floor. A solar overhang roof is constructed to flood the room with sunlight in winter, and the roof overhang keeps the sun's rays out in summer. Plate Twindow glass in the window wall is supported by a structural steel frame covered with black walnut trim blocks on the interior. The large window faces on to future landscape area away from, the street side of the home. A planting of flowers along the outside of the glass seems to be growing right in the room. On the east wall is a Lannon stone fireplace, with a free-form natural color photograph of the Biedermans farm set above the walnut mantle. The north wall is walnut slat paneling. The ceiling is of Weltex squares. A free-form rug in the much discussed inkspot shaping, and in fern mist green, adds a new touch for this part of the country. Custom made furniture in pepper red <*SALES BACKED BY SERVICE* AUTOMATIC HEAT APPROVED BY THE CAS CO. Immediate Installation On Small Monthly Payments Enjoy dependable automatic heat this winter and every winter! with the Norman TWINfutl combination burner. Fits in your present furnace. Automatically provides an abundance of clean/ healthful warmth. No furnace tending. Automatically switches from gas to oil fuel and back again as outside temperatures change. No worry about fuel supply. Approved by the gas company for immediate installation. No need to wait. Improved Norman engineering features make the Twlnfuej tops for efficient, economical heating. It's quiet, too! It is a lasting investment) for the TWINfuej can be quickly adjusted for permanent operation with gas. Phone today for complete details. Combination Conversion Burner RAY E. PAULEY CO., Inc. SHEET METAL CONTRACTORS 421-25 S. Federal Phone 963 CALL 989 2021/2 North Federal J. C. PUTH CO. GOOD PLUMBING SERVICE upholstery over white birch wood accents the green and grey hues of the living room stonework and rubber tile flooring, and continues the contemporary design of the whole house. A pleasing feature of the living room is that it is not a passage way to the other rooms, and it is outstanding for its livability. New plantings of trees, shrubbery and grapevines to form a screen and give privacy to the yard and garden beyond the solar window already have a good start. Part of the north wall of the dining room is formed by the large sheet of fluted glass noted at the entrance. It gives the room a light airy feeling without exposure to the outside. A stunning walnut buffet in graduated form is built along the north wall. The floor, a continuation of the entry floor, is of light gray Carthage cut stone from Missouri, and adds an informal and different touch. Smoky Green Walls Walls in the dining room are of smoky green, the ceiling of oyster white. The dining table and chairs are of white birch. A novel fluted flexible walnut screen accents the room. The kitchen, with its pewter gray walls, rich red floor, sun- STIMULATING ENTRANCE—A combination of fluted opaque glass wall, Cameo brick, Lannon cut stone and a slab door, cleverly designed, make a stimulating entrance to the Biederman home. shine yellow curtains, stainless steel sink and cabinet tops, Ther- mador oven, built-in stainless steel electric stove, sliding metal cabinet doors, and indirect fluorescent lighting hidden in coves nnd bounced off the ceiling, should delight the most ardent contemporary admirers. Off the living room to the west is a lively little study in vermilion, with built-in walnut book shelves and desk, accented by a Herman Miller modern clock. A fold-away bed covered in lime green is used as a lounge and affords extra sleeping room. The hallway leading to the bedrooms has a large built-in storage wall its entire length, a very welcome feature in a house with neither attic nor basement. And a Cherry Room A cherry room, or guest room, is so-called because of the beau(CONTINUED ON PAGE 5) Larson =7.20 CTBRIEU HUNTSj utSLS ' E Wholwate.Retaii The H. C. BROWN AGENCY FOR DEPENDABLE INSURANCE .... • FIRE • WINDSTORM • AUTOMOBILE • COMPENSATION • PUBLIC LIABILITY First National Bank Bldg. Phone 1019 . THESJ^ BEAUTIFUL 12-BED ROOM ^CAPP-HOMES NOT PREFABRICATED OR SECTIONAL- CONSTRUCTED OF ALL WESTERN LUMBER „ QUANTITY AND QUALITY FULLY GUARANTEED The 24x33 North Star YOUR OWN PLAN—We will 'custom build or pre-cut your home to any plan or design you desire. It is not necessary for you to use our designs. Meets ml! F.H.A. 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