THE ULTIMATE LIST OF CHEAP OLD HOUSES UNDER $50K…and BEYOND ––>
Under$100K Sunday – c.1950 Lustron Home For Sale Under $80K
February 25, 2024
OHU50K Notes $79,999
Lustron home for sale! Love it when we come across one!
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 surf blue two-bedroom Westchester model. The Westchester is easily recognized by its notched porch outside of the living room. You can date the Westchester design by the bedroom windows. The earliest homes had pairs of small slit windows set high on the wall. In 1949 and 1950, they changed to the larger single window design like this one has, so this home’s build date must be 1949 or 1950.
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.
This particular home has seen a lot of de-Lustronization. Perhaps that contributes to the super cheap price.
Take a look at this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom Lustron Model 2 home featuring a sleek, mid-century design. This property boasts a 24×24 detached garage, offering ample parking or workspace. Enjoy the seamless blend of vintage aesthetics and modern comforts in this unique gem. This home offers cozy living spaces, and a large backyard complete this delightful home. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of architectural history with this Lustron beauty. Call your favorite buying agent and check it out!
1,000 square feet
0.44 acre lot
Build date 1950
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