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.

Modernism Week 2018

We are excited to announce that the Frost House has been invited to attend Modernsim Week in Feb 2018. We will be providing a virtual experience on the house in the form of a ‘photography’ rich presentation.

We are seriously so honored to be called, even if we are filling a spot at the last minute for someone that could not longer attend – we will take it. Every time our story is told we hear from people that can provide us with more information about Emil Tessin or Alside Homes Corp. or lead us to finding one of the 96 homes.

HOWEVER, if you are attending Modernism Week – please do come to our talk. Our Mum/Mom’s can’t make it so we would be so grateful if you could make it to fill some seats so we are not talking to an empty room – we might even have a little gift as a token of our appreciation for your attendance. so please follow the link to buy tickets –>

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Here are some details about the event:
“INSTANT HOUSE. It will come delivered in two trailer trucks and within 48 hours will be completely assembled down to the last fixture and appliance.” LIFE Magazine August 18th, 1961.
Join the current owners of The Frost House’, as they share stories of living in an intact 1960’s prefabricated display home’. It is a remarkable time-capsule that is still furnished with its original sales model’ first-edition furniture from Knoll International, original kitchen with case design work by Paul McCobb, appliances, fittings and fixtures — even the original curtains. The home has been relatively untouched since it first went on the market to attract buyers to a new development in Michigan City, Indiana.
It still looks like the sales brochure. The steel, glass and aluminum flat roof home with its baked enamel panels of green, yellow and blue was so astounding to a local doctor that he insisted on buying the display model’ exactly as he experienced it. Dr. Robert Frost and his wife Amelia raised their children there and lived in the home until his death, leaving all the furniture basically where it stood when they bought it. Follow along on the journey to uncover the history of the home’s manufacturer, Alside Homes Corp, and the architect Emil Tessin, the son of Emil Albert Tessin, the legal guardian of Florence Knoll.