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 Palm Springs in the Mid-West.

HOME TOUR

Sorry, we are a private residence and we don’t do regularly scedhuled tours. We do collaborate with groups, event companies, production houses etc., so contact with us if you are interested in finding out more details. In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour.

“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

“With a shared passion for modernist design, it seems inevitable that Karen and Bob would eventually become custodians of their own mid century home. That’s exactly what happened, after the pair purchased this truly remarkable house in Indiana last year.” read more here …

The Design Files

“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

JOURNAL

Read our latest discoveries about Alside Homes Inc. as we continue to research into our homes history. Follow along, and keep up to date on the latest events and activities that have happened or are about to take place at the Frost House.