House of Tomorrow

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Contact nameIndiana Landmarks
Contact phone574-232-4534
Year built1933
TypeResidential
StatusDistressed
Home area4,500 sqft

Description

Indiana Landmarks, in partnership with Indiana Dunes National Park, invites interested parties to submit proposals for long-term lease and restoration of the House of Tomorrow, located in Indiana Dunes National Park, near Beverly Shores, Indiana.

The House of Tomorrow is one of five “Century of Progress” exhibit homes transported to Indiana after the 1933-34 World’s Fair in Chicago. Designed by architect George Fred Keck and widely regarded as one of the most innovative houses in modern architectural design, the House of Tomorrow was among the first residential buildings to employ a glass curtain-wall structure, predating both Mies van der Rohe’s renowned Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House by many years.

To facilitate preservation of the Century of Progress houses, in the early 2000s Indiana Landmarks leased the homes from the National Park Service, then subleased the properties to people who restored them in exchange for long-term lease.

Four of the five homes have been restored under the arrangement. The House of Tomorrow’s innovative architecture and degree of deterioration presents greater challenges; it needs $2.5 to $3 million in rehabilitation.

In exchange for restoring the house to the approved specifications, the successful party will receive a 50-year lease on the property. The National Park Service will continue to own the House of Tomorrow throughout the lease.

For more information, visit www.indianalandmarks/house-of-tomorrow.

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