Flower Power

A friend recently gifted us some flowers from Farm Girl Flowers. She sent us were some beautiful white ranunculus, that shipped in a box with an optional vase. The instructions were clear as to how to prepare and care for the flowers and they lasted almost 2 weeks. We would recommended using their services, especially when sending to friends that are limited in floral options beyond the standard funeral flowers.

Bob & Babe

Bob Coscarelli our resident photographer created a tribute series to the house and it’s previous owners Dr. Robert and Amelia Frost. The Frost’s were better known at home and to family and close friends as ‘Bob’ and ‘Babe’. The series was shot one Autumn Day in September 2019, it involved a team of people: Brandon Frein Wardrobe Stylists + Debbie Jacks Hair & Make-Up Stylist + Sabrina Jurlina as Babe + JJ Banicki as Bob.

Point-in-time: August 2018

At this time of the year we get to wake up to these amazing views out the front windows. All it takes is some rain + humidity + sun + mother nature. We can stare at these scenes all-day, but they only last a few short hours at best. It is always great way to start your day.

Here are a few others from last season, around the same time of year. It is fun learning the seasonal changes of the house and garden.

Point-in-time: January 2018

It never gets old, even if it is incredibly cold, but watching snow fall on this house from: the outside-in; or the inside-out it, is magical. Someone asked, how  much snow the flat-roof can manage, and we did a little digging into the sales materials we have. Apparently, the roof is engineered and tested to withstand 84 pounds per square foot, which means the roof can manage up to 5 feet of wet snow.

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We were curious to see how the new fence was going to hold-up in the extreme temperatures. So far it is doing great, it has withstood incredibly high winds, excessive rain, and now snow and temperatures that haven’t been above freezing point for weeks on end. We are giving the ‘polycarbonate’ material the ‘thumbs-up’.

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And of course we couldn’t have a photo shoot without Banksy in a picture or two.

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Point-in-time: July 2017

Mother nature sure knows how to turn it on. A few days ago, after a summer thunderstorm rolled in through the night, we woke up to sunshine and ‘god-rays’ that stopped us in our tracks. The Frost House truly is in a park-like setting, across the street is a forest preserve that is densely wooded and gives us green for days in the spring and summer months. Come the fall, again mother nature puts on a show and an incredible display of color.

Snow Day

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Snow Day. We were so excited for Mother Nature to return for another blanket of snow, it was welcomed in our house, we had missed it this winter. There is nothing better than a dusting of snow to create the perfect back-drop for the architecture of the house. None-the-less it needs to be cleared, but the leaf blower was not exactly a great idea, so out came the snow-blower, I guess the name should have made us wiser.

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