The world's largest
erector set: the Lustron was a house you put together with a
screwdriver. It was metal, yet would never rust. It was
ingeniously heated and insulated. It came on a truck ready
for assembly. A brilliant design produced only a few years
after WWII, the Lustron now has a cult following to repair and
preserve them -- or assemble ones long in storage.
Author Tom Fetters
is King of Lustrons, the go-to guy for
anything about these unique houses. He also has interests in
railroad history and dirigibles. His book
The Lustron Home chronicles the history of the Lustron
Corporation—how it started, why it failed, and what Lustron means
to post-war America.
Virginia Faust is by day a realtor for
Howard Perry and Walston and by night the research engine behind
North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), scouring the state to
document Lustrons and other
livable works of art. She developed a special love for
Lustrons from growing up in Ohio where they were
Find out what Frank gets in the mail! Finally, the
difference between a blimp and a dirigible! And opportunities
for owning your own Lustron!