1964 International in Michigan City, IN – $750,000

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Added to OHD on 3/25/21   -   Last OHD Update: 3/30/21   -   33 Comments
Contingent or Pending Sale
National Register

3215 Cleveland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360

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  • $750,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2341 Sq Ft
  • 0.78 Ac.
Named # 1 in Dwell's Top 10 Prefabs of 2017', The Frost House is a mid-century modern prefabricated aluminum + steel + glass house, designed and engineered by Emil Tessin, and manufactured by Alside Homes Corporation. The Frost House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 2020. Built in 1958 in Michigan City as a model for Alside Homes, the interior design was a collaboration between Paul McCobb and Knoll. McCobb designed all the built-ins including the kitchen cabinets, vanities, glass partitions and the glass itself, along with wardrobes and bookshelves. Knoll was responsible for all the furniture & drapery. The home will be sold with nearly all the original furniture. The addition of a 40' x 14' heated pool and lush gardens in 2017 are the icing on the cake.
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Rudy Conner, @properties Long Beach
219.243.2120
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33 Comments on 1964 International in Michigan City, IN – $750,000

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  1. GretaLynGretaLyn says: 564 comments
    OHD Supporter

    WOW! Great time capsule/museum find, Kelly.
    I really hope this one finds the RIGHT owner….

    +14
  2. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2343 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Relaxed and beautiful, just do it. very entertaining.

    +2
  3. I so hope whomever buys this – the Frost House – maintains it. It is truly a jewel.

    +6
  4. RossRoss says: 2426 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    “Is this Heaven?”

    “No. It’s Michigan City, Indiana.”

    +15
  5. TGrantTGrant says: 1020 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Dear old house gods, please watch over this marvel and protect it from all flippers, HGTVer’s and anyone else giving it the hairy eyeball!

    +18
    • MichaelMichael says: 3173 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      I have my doubts that would happen. Mid-century modern is all the craze now, at least in my part of the country! I do wonder if it is here as well? What’s old is new again! It really is a stunning piece of architecture.

      +1
      • TGrantTGrant says: 1020 comments
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        New Orleans, LA

        True, but I’ve seen too many perfectly liveable gorgeous MCM’s that have had their kitchens and bathrooms “updated” to suit the contempo white marble stainless steel vibe. I’d hate to see that happen here.

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        • MichaelMichael says: 3173 comments
          1979 That 70's show
          Otis Orchards, WA

          I know what you mean. Part of the charm is ALL the mid-century features as it was built. I guess I have to face the fact that not everyone sees things as we do!

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  6. even w/out the pool this would be my true dream house!!! Unfortunately. I have no desire to live in Indiana (or Michigan), but maybe w/ some therapy I could retrain myself?? Therapy and lots of $$$! I could live here from May thru Sept. or Oct. and then tun down to my other wonderful house in Key West!! I REALLY LOVE this house!!!

    +3
  7. NancygirlNancygirl says: 232 comments
    1962 Ranch
    New Concord, OH

    I’m becoming a convert to MCM! I love this house and all the furnishings!

    +3
  8. KarenZKarenZ says: 1176 comments
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    As I have gotten older, I really think that I would love to live this minimalist lifestyle! The colors are so cool and the cleaning would be really easy! I love that Aqua bathroom-that is just calling my name! I would be very happy to serve ice tea or cocktails from a little cart by the pool!

    +5
  9. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    How great to sell such a fabulous house with its equally fabulous furniture!

    +3
  10. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 133 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    This house is the absolute pinnacle of Mid-Century Modern. Stunning in every way. I could move right in with few changes which says a lot given that my favorite style is 1870s Italianate.

    I know that being listed on the National Register does not protect the interior, but I hope that the next owner doesn’t just buy it as a ‘trophy house’ and try to modernize it with a new kitchen or bathrooms.

    +7
  11. BoobtubeBoobtube says: 316 comments
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    1984 Post and Beam saltbox
    NY

    Love it. So nice, bright and open. Great photo with the dog in front of that saturated blue pool.

    +6
  12. Gail M.Gail M. says: 210 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    I’ve been following this house for a few years on Instagram and it make me sad that the current owners are selling. They have been such great stewards of the property.

    +5
  13. ggrammerggrammer says: 153 comments
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    2005 Generic Traditional
    Lakeland, TN

    Thought I would hate this one……almost didn’t even check it out. So glad that I did!! I love this space, design, and vibrant colors. I could definitely live here!

    +3
  14. PhillipPhillip says: 293 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    as I get older the allure of a MCM just keeps increasing. So comfortable and livable. Much easier to maintain without climbing to dangerous heights. I love my 1910 tudor but if i ever leave it it will probably be for a MCM. This amazing time capsule is truly stunning, a testimony to the value of real preservation. To change it in any way would be a crime.

    +5
    • TheDaringLibrarianTheDaringLibrarian says: 301 comments
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      Coastal Cottage

      I thought that, too! I thought my retirement home would be a MCM, too! Clean, one level, minimalist, and sleek. Then, I fell in love with my little Coastal Cottage – but yeah, MCM does have it’s draw. Tudor is charming, too! That’s why OHD is so wonderful, we can fall in love with SO many home styles.

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  15. r myersr myers says: 17 comments
    1967 raised ranch
    Shawnee, KS

    I love the opaque paneled fence. Wonder if you can still get something like this today!

    +1
  16. There are a few mid-mod gems near here, though I don’t know this neighborhood well. Beverly Shores nearby has a lot of modernist houses from the 50’s – lots of vacationing or retiring Chicagoans. It’s an easy commute to Chicago on the South Shore or by car.

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  17. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 803 comments
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    The listing says nothing about the, happily mature, trees and shrubs. I will. Just as soon as I find the words to express how awed I am by the perfection of their numbers and placement.

    +3
  18. FairmountFairmount says: 11 comments
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    1926 Colonial Revival
    BRISTOL, TN

    I would not change a thing! Now…where is that checkbook??

    +2
  19. JimHJimH says: 5528 comments
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    Why does the realtor say 1958 when the owners and sign say 1964?

    The rectangles painted in primary colors isn’t MCM but De Stijl design from about 1920, e.g. Piet Mondrian. The basic architecture and furniture design is derivative of Mies van der Rohe’s work from the 20’s to the 40’s, almost a revival by the 1960’s. I can’t imagine Alside Homes thinking they could sell a lot of these. Their other designs looked more like typical tract houses.

    There’s a long history of attempted reinvention of the single family home: Fowler’s octagons, Edison’s Concrete houses, Steel houses by Lustron, etc. Alside’s aluminum houses fared about the same.

    +1
  20. WOW! I really like this house and the bathrooms-Whew! Husband would not like this as he is more country but for me,I can bend either way.Also my husband and I don’t like swimming pools. He also doesn’t like the furniture but I think it’s great. Hope nothing gets changed. Yellow toilet and sink,YES!

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  21. The original Knoll furniture is worth thousands. I hope the new owner keeps it with the house.

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