Sold – Under $100K Sunday – c.1950 Lustron Home For Sale in Columbia, IL $97K
2330 Lakeshore Dr, Columbia, IL 62236
$97,000 Sold on 12/3/21 for $90,000
The prefab, enameled steel, Lustron homes were introduced in 1948 in response to the need of housing after WWII. Our featured home today is the yellow two-bedroom Esquire model.
- acre lot
- Year Built 1950
- Google Map
- Property Listing
- Contact Realtor: HAYES, CHRISTINE with Southern Realty Llc Collinsville
The Original Esquire
The original Esquire ranch model measured 31 feet x 35 feet and offered a notched out front porch.
It had a living room with a picture window and built-in bookshelves.
A dining room with a built-in china cabinet that acted as a dividing wall between the kitchen.
VERY UNIQUE CUSTOM BUILT LUSTRON HOME FOR SALE WITH PORCELAIN ENAMEL STEEL INSIDE AND OUT, WITH 65 YEAR ROOF! HOME HAS 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, LARGE PRIVATE LOT WITH SHED. THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!! CLOSE TO ST. LOUIS. SEE AGENT REMARKS FOR OFFER SUBMISSION. Agents must register as a User, enter the property address, and click on “Start Offer”. This property may qualify for Seller Financing (Vendee). If Property was built prior to 1978, Lead Based Paint Potentially Exists.BUYER TO VERIFY ALL MLS INFORMATION INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SQ. FT, TAXES, FLOORING, ROOM SIZE, ROOM COUNT, ETC….
Two bedrooms, one bath and a utility room for a total of 990 sq. ft. of space. The master bedroom had a built-in dressing table with drawers and mirror. The porch has not been enclosed, as were many, and the porch pillars are the same.
The bathroom came with medicine cabinet, robe hook, shower bar and more.
In most cases, like our featured home, the foundation was a basic concrete slab. Windows were casement with aluminum sashes, and the skeleton framing of the house was steel. Porcelain steel panels formed the siding, interior walls and roof. The Westchester’s exterior came in four colors: surf blue, dove gray, maize yellow and desert tan.
Lustron homes like this one sold from the factory for about $7,500. By the time a foundation, erection costs and other fees were added, the total could amount to $10,000. At a time when similar-sized frames homes were going for $6,500 complete, $10K seemed a high price to pay for a small, plain looking house. Although about 2,500 Lustron homes were sold, the company soon folded.
2330 Lakeshore Drive Esquire
As you compare the photos, you can see that the living room of our featured home still has the same picture window, built-in bookshelves and vertical paneling that it did in 1950. The bathroom still has all its original elements intact, but it appears that the dividing china closet in the dining room/kitchen may have been opened up some. Note the old kitchen fan is still there. The realtor did not include bedroom photos, but we hope the built-in dressing table still remains.