For Sale: Lustron Home #1687. Built 1949. Sarasota, Florida
This is one of ~3,000 kit homes designed as affordable housing for returning WWII veterans. Very unique – All Steel construction. Steel Frame clad in porcelain enamel-coated steel panels, inside and out. No drywall. Gross Area is ~1,000 s.f. Two Bedrooms, One Bath. House still has most of its original details, including A built in vanity in bedroom, Book Shelves in Living Room, Room Divider between Kitchen and Dining Area. House is in decent condition but needs TLC, including new plumbing and electric.
A Lustron was reconstructed and a featured exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2008, for their exhibit “HOME DELIVERY – FABRICATING THE MODERN DWELLING”.
Good Location near downtown Sarasota, Siesta and Lido Beaches, In the hospital district, South Poinsettia Park in a neighborhood of $1 million + homes. Ten blocks to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
House only can be purchased for $1, but must be moved to a new lot. House and lot can be purchased together for $450,000.