The Hustad Residence in Wayzata, Minnesota. Designed by Donald E. Hustad and photographed by Gordon Parks for LIFE magazine in 1958.


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

  2. 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.


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

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

  5. 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.

  6. Tracy Hustad Hall Reply

    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.

    • doug anderson Reply

      hi tracy this is doug Anderson I hope you are great. I love thepictures and feel I was part of themm

  7. 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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