be our dinner guest

We have been dying to share this event with everyone. We are beyond excited to be working with Eye Eaters Society to bring this unique dining experience to our house. Tickets are going to sell fast. so head over to purchase your tickets ASAP and come join us for dinner on August 10th 2019.

Here are some details:

And the story people behind Eye Eaters Society brought to you buy the ever so talented Paul Octavius

home tour – july 21st 2019

We are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with Lubeznik Center for the Arts [LCA]. We have agreed to host LCA’s Sustaining Members for a series of tours on Sunday, July 21st. There will be three one-hour sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Each Sustaining membership includes admission for two people to one of these tours. If spaces remain, we will make them available to other LCA membership levels.

Sustaining Members can RSVP by calling (219) 874-4900 or emailing mshirk@lubeznikcenter.org. If you are not currently a Sustaining Member but wish to attend, you can purchase a Sustaining Membership over the phone, in person or online at www.lubeznikcenter.org

Kitchen – Standing the test of time

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Our kitchen was truly built to last. Since we moved in on May 27th 2016 we have given the kitchen and it’s appliances a workout. We love to entertain, and this kitchen was designed for entertainers that like to cook and not just serve cocktails.

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The kitchen was made by Mutschler, they are no longer in business, and it is ashamed as they really knew how to build a kitchen that stands the test of time. Our preservationist hearts say keep it as is [and we will], our modernist hearts say ‘you know if all we did was reface the cabinets + change counter tops + update appliances this kitchen WOULD look like it would fit with current trends. The hardware and cabinetry are solid – they even have soft closing drawers, the layout is great and the size if perfect.

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Here is a view of the kitchen from the real estate listing, and as you can tell nothing has changed, with the exception of some accessories and the flooring. We updated the flooring to unify with the rest of the house.

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The appliances are all electric and made by GE, they are in copper-tone finish. The fridge has selves that are easy to adjust up and down along, but our favorite feature is the swing our shelves so you can easily clean and access anything that is shoved to the back.

The butter conditioner works as it states, the butter truly will be hard  – medium – soft.

The double ovens feature a dinner dial, and have a working meat thermometer and rotisserie [it makes the best roast chicken].

YEP! We use these appliances everyday and they keep on producing delicious meals for friends and family. Just a quick tour … for now ….

 

 

Label Magazine -March 2019

 

Thank-you Label Magazine, based in Warsaw Poland for featuring us in your beautiful Magazine. We are honored to be in your edition celebrating 100th Anniversary of Bauhaus design.

And of course, Banksy gets his fair share of the limelight. After all, he is the good looking one of the family.

Florence Knoll – 101

We have been celebrating the life of Florence Marguerite Knoll Bassett over here at the Frost House, and we couldn’t think of a better way to do so than to FINALLY purchase the outdoor furniture we have always wanted for the pool deck. With a house filled room-to-room with Knoll furniture it was an easy decision really. So coming soon we will be adding a few pieces designed by Richard Schultz from his 1966 Collection [see below].

They will be going on the right had side of the pool deck to provide more seating for cocktail hour. Now that this purchase has drained our garden budget for 2019, it is back to saving our pennies in the hopes to replace the lounge chairs in 2020. We are keeping our eye on the prize, to make it all knoll #knollfordays.

We have been on the hunt for vintage pieces, and we have 4 lounges that we found on our back patio, off the guest bedrooms – but we could never find a large enough collection in matching colors to fit our pool. Bring on the delivery, and bring on summer so we can get out there and cocktail again – this time in comfort – and to toast a few to the legend – Florence Knoll.

For more on Florence, and to get the 101: on her connection to the Frost House head over here, & over here; to learn about her life – Knoll has a lovely tribute to ‘Shu’ that you can read here.

Lakefront Living – October 2018

 

Thank-you Lakefront Living for featuring us in the local Magazine and naming us a ‘local landmark’. We are working towards having the house listed on the National Historic Registry, and making good progress. In the meantime – we will accept your kind words of adding us to a list of other local historic landmarks. Also thank-you to the lovely locals that have reached out to us with stories of your own about the house, we love hearing them.

Minimalist Modern: Integration of architecture & landscape – Oct 6th – 2018

We are looking forward to our next home-tour event for 2018, coming up on Oct 6th. Sadly, this will be the last one for 2018, but stay tuned for more events in 2019.

This upcoming event will be hosted by Fernwood Botanical Garden + Buchanan Preservation Society, both are located in nearby Buchanan Michigan. If you haven’t been to this part of the world – we recommend the visit: the gardens are lovely [we adore the Patrick Dougherty Living sculpture]; and Buchanan is a picture perfect piece of Americana with two current National Register Historic Districts.

Here are the details:  

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Join us for a special talk and reception at Michigan City’s fabulous mid-century modern prefab, The Frost House.

Michigan City, Indiana October 6, 2018 4 to 6pm Central 5 to 7pm Eastern

$45/person $80/couple

Exclusive evening for members of Fernwood Botanical Garden and the Buchanan Preservation Society. Tickets are limited for this special event.

Call 269-695-6491 for tickets and more details.

Please note: The Tour is for Fernwood Botantical Garden+ Buchanan Preservation Society members only. If you are not a member you can join or renew you memberships on their websites listed above.

We hope to see you there, as we chat over some nibbles and refreshments.