Lustron Redone: 101 Eldridge

June 29, 2012 , In: Residential Properties , With: 3 Comments

Here’s a cool house for a hot day! A local rehabber recently scooped up this cute little Lustron home in Webster Groves and proceeded to do an absolutely fabulous renovation!

If you’re familiar with Lustrons, you know that they’re pre-fab steel structures built between 1948 and 1950. You also know that it’s hard to find a Lustron still in nice original condition.

Here’s a story I did on metal houses in North County, most of which are in fair shape. You may also remember this Des Peres Lustron, which sold earlier this year for $82,000. Well, this new listing blows them all away!

When they were first built, Lustrons had carpet. But I have to say, these new hardwoods look incredible! The rehabbers managed to strike a perfect balance of old and new, keeping the original metal walls and built-ins but updating just enough to make this place feel fresh and inviting.

Honestly, when I look through these pictures, I can’t believe that THIS is what the house looked like just a few months ago. YIKES!

Listing courtesy of Carolyn McAvoy, McAvoy Realty. (McAvoy owns the development company that did the rehab.)

If you’d like to take a look at this full metal beauty, give me a call! The house has 2 bedrooms & 1 bath in 1,021 square feet. List price is $150,000.

By the way, there’s also another Lustron for sale in the city of St. Charles. It’s one of three left in that area, and is selling for $106,000.

UPDATE, 7/10: Another Lustron just hit the market! LOVE the colors….

This one is in Webster Groves – 990sf, $145,000. Listing courtesy of Karrie Risk, Coldwell Banker Gundaker. If you’d like to check it out, let me know!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927


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    • Greg Berry
    • July 9, 2012

    We sure have enjoyed looking at your Lustron. We have one here in Marion that we are refurbishing, so far we have new window, heat-ac, and now we are working on the kitchen and floors. would love to hea from you with any suggestions . Where is your refrigerator? Thanks Greg and pat berry

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