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.
It’s a little bit of california modern in the mid-west.

HOME TOUR

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, and in 2019 we have limited small tours available to book through Airbnb Experiences. We are also open to collaborations with: special interest groups; event and production houses etc., so contact us to discuss your ideas. In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour.

“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

“In all its optimism and predictability, prefabricated housing was once the hopeful icon of a modern future—with floor plans that laid out a scheme of public harmony and glossy mail-order catalogs that presented placid scenes of domestic living. But since its zenith in the early years of the twentieth century, the glowing possibilities of the prefabricated abode have long since dimmed. Now preferring the bespoke to the standardized, homeowners have deemed the housing typology, with its rigidly defined comforts, a thing of the past. But for Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli, one mid-century prefab design in Michigan City, Indiana, spoke not of uniformity, but uniqueness.”   read more here …

Knoll Inspiration

“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

“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

“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

JOURNAL

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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