I love cute little Lustron Homes! They are very rare and hard to find. But when you do spot one, you'll know exactly what it is because of how original it looks. These all steel houses were built post World War II and were meant to ease the housing shortage for returning military men and their families. Less than 2,500 of these futurist homes were built before the creator and owner Carl Strandlunds went bankrupt in 1950.
I got really excited when I saw a Lustron House for sale in the area I teach in... Lustron for sale Then, I ran across a Lustron group on Flickr and found these wonderful pictures of a Lustron house taken by Joey Harrison. The story is that Mrs. Nation and her husband were the original owners of this little gem of a Lustron. After Mrs. Nation passed away 2 years ago the house went up for sale. Included in the sale of the house was also ALL the original furniture! How very cool is that! Asking price for the house when it was for sale 2 years ago was $69,900. Lustron houses came with all the built ins that you see in the pictures below.