After we looked at the Alcoa Aluminum time capsule home in Minnesota a few weeks ago, we heard from Steven in Rochester, New York, who owns another of these houses.
He’s decorated just beautifully! The more I look at his interiors – the more I appreciate every detail and the mix of colors and textures. Swoon…
And, Steven has some original sales material and has posted it, along with 50 photos of his gorgeous home, on Flickr.
He says that in total – there were 23 of these “demonstration homes” built around the country – and there’s a list in the brochure.
Steven says about the house:
This house is located in Brighton which is a suburb of Rochester, NY. It was designed by architect Charles Goodman and it is 1 of 23 homes that were built for Alcoa Aluminum’s “Care-free Home” demonstration project.
It was built in 1957 by Fred P. DeBlase.
We moved into the house in June/07 and have spent the last six months working on the inside and outside. The house is not in its completely original state. Over the years the two bathrooms and the kitchen were remodeled. We intend to redo all of them more to period in the near future.
The original national sales brochure was handed down with the house and I have scanned and posted it too. On page 15 there is a listing of the locations of the 23 homes that were built.
And be sure to click here to see all 59 photos in Steven’s Flickr photostream!
Thank you so much for sharing, Steven!