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The Atomic Toaster in Indiana: A Lustron Home Original

A time capsule Lustron home

If you are a fan of vintage post-WW2 houses, then you’ve surely heard of Lustron Homes.

Lustrons were manufactured in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s in a converted airplane factory in Ohio to house the growing number of new families after the GI’s returned from war.

A time capsule Lustron home

These prefabricated kit homes are notable for being built of enamel coated steel panels – durable and easy to transport. They were popular in the American east, south, and midwest but only about 2,000 of them survive today.

House Crazy Sarah came across this beauty Lustron in Indianapolis, Indiana and she had to share with you!

A time capsule Lustron home

This one is extra unique because it has a rare factory garage and breezeway add-on (shown above).

This house is a Westchester Model 02 and it still has the original registration plate:

vintage Lustron house

It is also in original mint condition, complete with all mid-century mod decor!

vintage Lustron house

It’s affectionately called “The Atomic Toaster”.

Let’s have a look inside!

inside an original condition Lustron house

The owner graciously allowed House Crazy Sarah to share these fabulous pictures with you.

inside an original condition Lustron house

It’s like stepping into a time capsule!

inside an original condition Lustron house

The owner doesn’t actually live here. Normally she rents it out as an Airbnb, but during the coronavirus pandemic she has been renting it to first responders at a discounted rate.

inside an original condition Lustron house

What a treat to be able to come home after a long, hard day to this happy place.

inside an original condition Lustron house

inside an original condition Lustron house

The dining room:

inside an original condition Lustron house

Love those drapes!

inside an original condition Lustron house

The period details are hilarious…

inside an original condition Lustron house

This house just makes House Crazy Sarah grin like a vintage house-loving fool.

inside an original condition Lustron house

inside an original condition Lustron house

This Lustron home is a 2 bedroom model.

inside an original condition Lustron house

inside an original condition Lustron house

Here’s the breezeway that connects the house to the garage:

inside an original condition Lustron house

inside an original condition Lustron house

inside an original condition Lustron house

inside an original condition Lustron house

What a joy it is to virtually tour the The Atomic Toaster!

Thank you to the owner for making our day  🙂

 

ps…. for more mid-century modern fun, check out this fab Palm Springs rancher.

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