Thursday, 5 April 2018

westchester, newport and meadowbrook

Curbed happily reports that a rare 1950 Lustron Steel Home in Detroit, Michigan has found a new owner who is committed to keeping the time-capsule house in pristine condition. These prefabricated, enameled steel tiny houses were produced in the post-World War II era in response to a housing shortage facing soldiers returning from the fronts.
Available in the above three model options and requiring little upkeep and durable, the Lustron corporation hoped that these accom-modations would be attractive to young, modern families with little time for maintenance and repairs. Out of around forty five thousand units constructed, only two thousand remain in thirty-six states and though most owners seem fiercely devoted to their conservation, threats from developers remain.