Dwell – Collaborative Platform

Dwell recently shared our journey of us finding ‘The Frost House’. It was not a straight-line to this home, it was a somewhat painful and difficult process, whereby we were looking to build our own modern home. If you are not familiar with Dwell, they were put on the map by their magazine that was all about each issue exploring ways in which good design thinking can deliver a better life. They have now transformed into not only a magazine, but a collaborative platform for architects, designers, and enthusiasts – where a global community can share and discover inspiring design.  We were so thankful for them sharing our journey and featuring us in the community, it was so fun to see our little house trending on their site and getting likes + shares + comments from around the globe. Some interactions were a little jarring – negative remarks – that some forgot they were saying about a persons home. We just had to remind ourselves that the home was purchased and decorated to make us comfortable not the readers. If you put yourself out there – you have to be prepared for the negative comments, yet – why is it that people can’t just be kind to one another?, it is much easier to be a critic – not so much to be a creator, let’s just encourage the creators and dreamers, even if you don’t like what has been created or dreamed up as an idea – let it make you think and be thankful for that experience.

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Home Tour: September 17th 2017

We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond to host an exclusive home tour event. You can gain access for a tour of our home by joining the Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond non-profit group [Annual fee = $30 for individuals + $50 for couples + $100 to be a Friend + $250 to be a Sponsor]. Chicago Bauhaus & Beyond is a non-profit organization which celebrates and promotes 20th century modern architecture and design. Members encompass a diverse group of collectors, dealers, architects, designers, curators and enthusiasts. Perks of being a member include gaining access to organized events throughout the year that are free with your membership and include: home tours; gallery talks; cocktail parties and more ..

If you are interested in a home tour of the ‘The Frost House’, followed by a discussion accompanied by light refreshments and snacks in the afternoon of September 17th 2017 – head on over to Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond to become a member and sign-up for one of the spots – space is limited.

July 2017 – Pool and Garden Progress

We are making some progress on the pool and landscaping project, we still have a long way to go. We have the ‘fake-glass’ fence to be finished installing [rain delays], then we can finalize grading the land. Once we have the grading sorted out it is onto new irrigation systems and then some additional hardscaping, all that has to happen before the landscaping can go in. We are exhausted just thinking about it, we hope to have to finished by the end of Summer, so we are good to roll next Spring with pool parties and maximum pool enjoyment. Here are a few pieces of drone footage of the progress to date [thanks neighbor for the fly-bys.]

The Design Files – Australia

Thank-you ‘The Design Files’ for breaking your own rules to feature our little house [a non-Australian home] on your ever stylish pages. We often refer to our house as the IKEA version of the Farnsworth House. Our prefabricated home was meant to be affordable design for everyday living. It is not meant to be the fanciest house, just good design that made living simple and easy, and in a eye-pleasing package. Every-time the Frost House is featured we are so humbled to be gracing the line-up of incredible homes that are insane eye-candy, with equally creative residents. So thank-you for sharing our story, and our home, and most importantly for thinking it was worthy of putting it in front of your design conscious readers.

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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.

Pool Project & Landscaping

When we bought the house a year ago, we discovered after we put in the contract on the home, that we also got the lot next door on the title. It was perfectly groomed – filled with some lawn and tall established trees. Coincidently, our neighbor had cleared that lot by hand one summer before starting college. The lot – it was begging for us to do something with this extra space, and adding a pool seemed like the perfect addition to be able to enjoy the garden and the massive tree canopy on warm summer days.

We didn’t waste much time getting plans organized, and quotes aligned. It seem like it took forever, but finally we are working on getting the pool project underway. Everything moved very quickly with digging a hole and prep-work, over the course of 2 days and both a few hours of work at a time: a hole was created and prepared; a pool was delivered and set-in place; and water was added. However, it has been slow progress since, but we are getting there.

Here are some videos and photos of the work-in-progress .. we will post some more as we make progress.