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  • Reply Edelweissnyc Tuesday 1 November, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I grew up in Minnesota and never knew about this place. Great pix!

  • Reply Katdraws Tuesday 1 November, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I wonder what it looks like now.

  • Reply Laura Tuesday 1 November, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    i live in minnesota and have never heard about this place either-I wonder if it’s still there!

  • Reply Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! Tuesday 1 November, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Love these images- really evocative of the time!

  • Reply TheChambrayCountess Tuesday 1 November, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    How interesting! I also wonder if it is still in existence and if so, if it is a private residence?

  • Reply sami Tuesday 1 November, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    the only thing i can think of when i look at these photos is “where are the people of color?” it’s like they didn’t exist in the fifties. in photos at least.


  • Reply Ali Tuesday 1 November, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Great pictures. Love the barrel vaults!

  • Reply Lisa Lynn Wednesday 2 November, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I also grew up in Minnesota, and still live here, I’ve never even heard of this place! It looks so cool!

  • Reply Den Wednesday 2 November, 2011 at 9:03 am

    @Sami: it was the fifties after all…

  • Reply Petit-Maître Wednesday 2 November, 2011 at 11:23 am

    A very stylish and innovatively designed house, but also a fascinating journey back in time.

  • Reply f Friday 4 November, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Reminds me of a cool dollhouse that you could open up..

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon Tuesday 8 November, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Love the house and the dresses the women are wearing :p

  • Reply Anna Monday 14 November, 2011 at 4:16 am

    i love the litktle gag with the kids swivelled round to face the telivisions instead of facing mum, the kitchen and the food.

  • Reply Ali S. Thursday 17 November, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    My soon to be Grandfather-In law is Don Hustad. He still lives in this home of which he designed in the 1940s. The house is still breathtaking and I feel very blessed that these pictures are not only featured in Life Magazine but they are of amazing family I am about to become a part of.

  • Reply Tracy Hustad Hall Friday 18 November, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I am the little girl in the photos. My father, Don Hustad, designed the home in the mid 1950’s and yes the home still stands and the creator still lives there- the photos are of our family and neighborhood friends. Fun to see again.

  • Reply megs Wednesday 6 June, 2012 at 3:33 am

    what a lovely bit of history lesson, this home was featured in one of my architecture courses at college and I framed some of these images from Life magazine then; how wonderful to be united again and to know the home still occupied; such a gift.

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