Selling the Lustron Dream | 2827 Eleanor Ave

Not a lot of people know what I’m talking about when I say “Lustron”. Is it a spaceship? No. Is it a small town on the moon? Try again. The Lustron is a pre-fabricated home that came about in 1948 due to the the post-World War II housing crisis. With waves of military personnel returning to a civilian life at a time when the U.S. housing market was on life support from the depression, there was a serious need for a speedy build. The answer, according to Lustron founder and inventor, Carl Strandlund, was a pre-fabricated home that was built out of steel in a Columbus, Ohio factory, shipped to the build site, and assembled there. With only fourteen or so of these beauties still standing in Louisville, and around fifteen hundred total remaining in the US, a chance to own a piece of history like this doesn’t present itself very often.

2827 Eleanor Ave, Louisville, KY 40205 in the Highlands is one of these pieces of history, and is now available for purchase! Listed with The Thomas Group at Keller Williams Louisville East, this 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home is the most affordable home in the 2827 Eleanor Ave Living Roomzip code, and it has been meticulously maintained. While a previous owner of the home replaced the original metal cabinets with oak, the original Lustron built-ins, and wall panels remain. A beautiful hardwood floor warms up the living and dining areas, and a 300 square foot addition was built, adding to the original 1,100 square feet. There is also an office with access to the backyard, and an outdoor storage closet off the carport. Have a look at the Louisville Magazine article that was written about 2827 Eleanor Ave.

But wait…How do you hang your art and photos in a metal home? With magnets, of course! The porcelain enamel steel panels are not only durable, but they keep your home free from drywall holes, and cracks. This Louisville Highlands home for sale is unlike any other! And when was the last time you could move into the Highlands neighborhood and the 40205 zip code for less than $155,000?

Pre-fabricated homes have been making a huge comeback as of late. Although the Lustron corporation went out of business long ago, other companies have turned pre-fab homes into an art form. One of my favorite pre-fabricated builders is Blu Homes out of California. Building materials and design options have been modernized, and now you can customize just about any aspect of your pre-fabricated home.

So who do you know that wants to live in the Highlands and take over a piece of history? Take a look at 2827 Eleanor Ave listing, and spend one minute watching the home tour above. This opportunity won’t last long!

Thinking about moving to Louisville or relocating within Louisville? I would love to speak with you about your next home – 502.509.9278 –

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