The "Formica World's Fair House," situated on the only hill at the fair, is the first house to use Formica laminated plastic on exterior walls. Its seven room interior includes an indoor barbecue pit and natural illumination from skylights. Formica products are used throughout - on furniture, cabinets and interior walls, with contemporary styling. Designed for a family of four to six, the one-level house is for sale from listed builders throughout the country, in six styles from $25,000 to $45,000. An exhibit arcade, built into the hill below the model home, provides details about the building materials and furnishings.
"Talking House Tour". The interior of the house is viewed from an enlarged hallway, where a tape-recorded tour past animated displays takes 13 minutes. Features of the home, besides its ease of housekeeping, are a patio that gives access to four rooms, and the four skylights, which are located in the family room, hallway, breakfast area and kitchen.
From the street, the Formica pavilion looks very much like a standard suburban home of the time. (CD #22 Set 119 #1)
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