Retro space-age house porn with Lustron Homes

By on Jun 29th

All photos via Lustron Connection. Click any photo to see more.

My friend Rachel has a thing for Lustron homes. They're these mod-looking houses built of pre-fabricated enameled steel. Fabricated only between 1948 and 1950, about 3,000 Lustrons were built — mostly in the US — and about 2,000 survive. They have crazy futuristc interiors with metal walls, and they were designed with space saving and efficiency in mind, so they have cool features like pocket doors. Lustrons were billed as sort of the the house of the future — maintenance-free, low-cost, fire-proof, rodent-proof. In the world of the future!

And luckily, Lustron has fans. Rachel sent me Lustron Connection, where I ogled photos of a handful of the houses. Click on any of the photos to visit each house's group of more shots.

Nice angles on the metal cabinets!

Shiny, metal, built-in vanity.

I don't know if this light fixture is standard. But it's hot.

Each Lustron has its ID Plate installed in the laundry room.

Maybe you'd like one in this flavor instead. Unfortunately, not one of the original eight colors offered.

Just another round up of lovely, weird, awesome homes. Hope it satisfied today's wanderlust. If not, see more at Lustron Connection.

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I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things.