|Contact name||Tom McArdle|
|Status||Project - needs work|
|Home area||960 sqft|
|Lot Area||0.2 acres|
Lustron #1687 is one of < 3,000 kit homes designed by the Lustron Corporation as affordable housing for returning WWII veterans. Very unique – All Steel construction. Steel Frame clad in porcelain enamel-coated steel panels, inside and out including Walls, Ceilings and Built-ins. No drywall. Gross Area is ~1,000 s.f. Home has Two Bedrooms and One Bath. 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 and. some metal repair. Roof covered with Metal Sheeting.
A Lustron Home was reconstructed and featured as an 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 or less to the rapidly expanding Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Morton's Market, Sarasota Bay.
The is one of the last remaining Lustrons in Florida. House only can be purchased for $1, but must be moved to a new lot and preserved. The House and lot can be purchased together for $450,000. The house is not landmarked but is listed on Sarasota County's Places of Historic Interest.