Here’s Your Chance to Own Rare Vintage 1949 Lustron Deluxe Steel Home
A glimpse into post-WWII life is for sale in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the form of an all-steel pre-fabricated home.
Known as a Lustron home, the unique builds were the brainchild of Chicago inventor Carl Strandlund. The specialty prefabricated enamel homes were created during the post-World War II era in the United States as a response to the shortage of homes for returning GIs after the end of World War II. The concept was that the homes would be low-maintenance and highly durable. They were expected to "attract modern families who might not have the time or interest in repairing and painting conventional wood and plaster houses."
This particular historic hidden gem is located on Lakewood Drive in Ann Arbor and just hit the market for $289,000. It is 1021 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom all situated on an 8,000 square foot lot. There were a total of four models offered by Lustron, with this particular model, the Westchester, being the most popular. Constructed with built-in cabinets, the decor flows with a vintage vibe.
Inside you will find the coolest retro kitchen with open shelves, a farmhouse sink, and a vintage Frigidaire Flair double-oven with a hideaway stovetop completing a perfect step back in time. Built for efficiency and longevity, the home is constructed to use space wisely. You won't find a basement either. The home's mechanicals and laundry are conveniently off the kitchen according to the listing.
So how rare is this Ann Arbor bungalow? Very. Just over 2,000 homes were constructed during the Lustron's brief production period and several have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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