Rare Lustron House Is for Sale in St. Louis’ Tower Grove South


Built in 1950, this mid-century modern home is a true gem. It's an all-metal Lustron home, made of enameled steel. These prefabricated homes were one of many styles invented to house the huge wave of returning GIs after World War II. Chicago industrialist and inventor Carl Strandlund formed the Lustron Corp. to build low-maintenance, no-fuss options for the new homeowners.

With steel framing and walls, Lustron homes have stood the test of time. Though many have been lost to demolition and development, the few that remain are highly coveted by mid-century enthusiasts.

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom on McDonald Avenue in St. Louis' desirable Tower Grove South neighborhood is just over 1,000 square feet and is listed at only $135,000.

For more information about the property, visit the listing page or contact realtor Katherine Lovegren of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties at 855-716-9593.

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