Shine On, Lustron

The factory-welded double-stud wall framing was reinforced by lightweight diagonal bracing rods. Relatively well insulated for their day, the houses had 6 inches of loose mineral wool in the attic plus an inch of sheet material inside the walls.

The porcelain-enamel wall panels and roof tiles on this two-bedroom “Westchester” show little sign of wear after six decades of exposure to the elements.

Lustron interiors featured a pastel color palette and built-in cabinets.

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