WELCOME TO THE FROST HOUSE

Join us on our journey of discovery, and in our day-to-day adventures
of a mid-century modern prefabricated aluminum + steel + glass house.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 2020.
It’s a little bit of california modern in the mid-west.

The Frost House is a private residence, in our FAQ section you can learn more about events and tours at the house. We host 2-3 events a year. We are also open to collaborations with: special interest groups; charity and non-profit groups; event, photography and production houses etc., so contact us to discuss your ideas. In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour.

Testimonials

“Constructed of steel and aluminum modules in different colors, the Frost House winks at passing drivers like a Mondrian painting in the middle of a forest.” read more here … 

Indianapolis Monthly

“We knew we wanted to preserve this time capsule – it was too perfect to touch,” they said. “Changing the house in the condition it was in would be the equivalent of buying a Piet Mondrian painting to reuse as a canvas.” – read more here …

Dezeen

“For people who love old homes, a time capsule—a house that remains mostly unaltered since construction—is the ultimate find. After all, as years go by, remodeling and trends have a way of erasing original details. But the definition of an architectural time capsule may need to be rewritten in the case of Bob Coscarelli and Karen Valentine. The couple’s midcentury Michigan City, Indiana, home not only came to them with all of the architectural features intact, it was also fully furnished with period Knoll furniture and a Paul McCobb kitchen and built-ins.” read more here …

Curbed

“What you don’t want to miss at Modernism Week 2018 ….. And if you want to get a sense of what it’s like to live in a mid-century time capsule, …… presentation on the Frost House, a 1958 prefabricated display home that has been relatively untouched since it first went on the market in Indiana.” read more here …

LA Times

“Shortly after Valentine and Coscarelli purchased the home in 2016, they began to unearth nuggets of information about its pedigree. Their realtor had provided a brochure that identified the prefab as designed by architect Emil Tessin for the now-defunct Alside Homes Corporation based out of Akron, Ohio, which had held a patent for the structure’s aluminum paneling.” read more here …

Dwell

    Follow along and read: the latest discoveries from continued research into our history; design details as we share more about the house; and stories of the ongoing adventures of the Frost House.
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