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The Decatur Lustron — A Rare Two-Bedroom Home

Decatur, Georgia, United States
Entire house hosted by Alex
5 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Don’t miss your chance to stay in a very rare Lustron home, a fascinating piece of architectural history! You'll have exclusive access to the lovingly curated, prefabricated home and backyard, which ooze mid-century modern style. Walk about 15 minutes to multiple transit stations (MARTA). Shampoo, body wash, lotion, coffee, tea, and many other nice amenities are provided. Near CDC and Emory.

Please note: The original "pocket doors" of this home have been replaced with floor-to-ceiling curtains.

The space
We are taking extra precautions to wipe all surfaces prior to check-in. We also provide cleaning supplies so that you can clean during your stay. We are near CDC, the Decatur hospitals, and Emory. This is a single-family home (not an attached apartment) so you have the entire property lot to yourself.

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This prefabricated, all-steel home was manufactured in a former airplane plant in Ohio, then assembled in the heart of Decatur in 1949. Very few Lustron homes still exist in the US—fewer than 3,000 were ever made. This maize yellow specimen features vintage decor such as a Heywood-Wakefield dining set and lots of modern artwork—definitely Instagram worthy! All Lustrons have metal-paneled interior walls, and all interior rooms and closets feature pocket doors to maximize space. Note that the pocket doors in this home have been replaced with floor-to-ceiling curtains that snap closed via magnets (both bedroom doors, the bathroom door, and all closets). Each bedroom contains a comfortable Queen Bed with dual nightstands. The bathroom is in the hallway between the bedrooms.

You'll love reading and relaxing in the large Japanese-inspired backyard, with its sculptural evergreens, rock garden, and bamboo grove. Fresh sheets and towels are always provided, and the kitchen is stocked with tools and utensils so you can cook at home. The space is suitable for up to four adults and one child under 12. The sleeping space for the fifth person is a foam floor mattress and unfortunately will not fit the needs of an adult.

[Kitchen]
• Filtered water (BRITA) in the refrigerator
• Coffee and tea station with automatic grinding coffeemaker and electric kettle
• Pots/pans, olive oil, salt, and pepper for cooking
• Plastic dishware for children and outdoor dining (located on the baker’s rack)
• High-efficiency washer and dryer (please provide your own high-efficiency HE detergent)
• A high chair may be available with advanced notice - just ask prior to booking! I will need to bring it to the home on your check-in day.

[Living Room]
• XFINITY Wi-Fi Internet throughout the home
• Just an Apple TV with Hulu, Netflix, ABC, CBS News, PBS, PBS Kids, NBC and Disney all signed in. For HBO and Showtime you will use your own login.
• Remote-controlled gas fireplace, seasonally
• A thermostat that goes to a minimum of 72 for air conditioning and a maximum of 72 for heat.

[Bedrooms]
• Nice curtains separate the bedrooms from the main living space
• Lots of closet space with nice hangers
• Extra pillows and bedding (located in the hall closet with the curtain)
• Folding twin mattress for a child (located in the back bedroom closet)
• Iron and ironing board (located in the front bedroom closet nearest the doorway)
• Lighted makeup mirror on the vanity in the front bedroom
• Blow dryer (in the closet nearest the doorway in the front bedroom)
• Two small fans (located in the hall closet with the curtain)
• Electric space heater (located in the hall closet with the curtain)
• A Pack 'n' Play and high chair are available but do let me know you need to use it so I confirm it is available and clean for you
• The counts for bed feedback is: Too Firm - 1, Too Soft - 0, Just Right! - 22.

[Bathroom]
• A curtain separates the bathroom from the main living space
• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, lotion, cotton swabs, cotton balls, facial tissues
• The water can be very hot in the shower. There is one control for hot water and one for cold water so using both controls you adjust your shower temperature.
• First aid kit (located in a drawer)

[Backyard]
• Teak-wood dining set and other seating for admiring the year-round gardens
• Grill (BYO-Charcoal)
• Fire pit with 4 chairs in the backyard (BYO-Firewood)
• Lawn care is performed every two weeks, typically on Wednesday. It can be noisy outside during this 45-minute service.

Guest access
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• I will provide you a code for the keypad on the front door and then inside is a key on a keychain that you may use during your stay.
• Inside, you'll have access to the entire house, including the 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Living Room, and Kitchen. There is also an expansive backyard with a privacy fence that you won't want to leave!
• Of note, there are some personal items stored in the closets, so please respect those items.
• Parking is available 24/7 in the driveway or on the street. If parking on the street, park on the opposite side.
• Guests have access to the Ecobee thermostat which keeps the home at 72 degrees. The guests do not have access to turn the air conditioning below 72 degrees.

Other things to note
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• This home is door-free, pet-free, and smoke-free!



60 minutes of lawn care happens every other week depending on weather between 9am and 5pm. Please know that these appointments are scheduled during your stay.

• Pest control is completed regularly. Please excuse any critters that may have come in through a crack. We are always happy to do a special treatment during your stay but also want to respect your preference if you like to avoid strong chemicals. Just let us know! This is not a bug-free experience as bugs are part of life here in wet, hot, humid Atlanta!

• Include the words "No Doors? No problem!" in your booking request or when you message me with a question. There are no interior doors? Yes, this home is from 1949, and the metal pocket doors are no longer safe to use and have been replaced with beautiful grey floor-length curtains on every interior doorway.

• Third-party bookings are never allowed. The person who books the reservation must be staying for the entire duration.

The gas fireplace is available for use between September and March.
Don’t miss your chance to stay in a very rare Lustron home, a fascinating piece of architectural history! You'll have exclusive access to the lovingly curated, prefabricated home and backyard, which ooze mid-century modern style. Walk about 15 minutes to multiple transit stations (MARTA). Shampoo, body wash, lotion, coffee, tea, and many other nice amenities are provided. Near CDC and Emory.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Dryer
TV
Hangers
Washer
Iron
Hair dryer

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Decatur, Georgia, United States

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• The homes in the immediate neighborhood are very nice bungalows and ranches. You will feel safe, even if you arrive at night.

• Decatur Square is a 20-minute walk from the home and often hosts concerts and festivals. Restaurants that are only a 10 minute walk away are Chai Pani, Dancing Goats Coffee, The Marlay House, Taqueria del Sol, and Kale Me Krazy. St. Thomas More Catholic Church is a 6 minute walk. The streets are not super busy and have sidewalks. Decatur is a family-friendly, pedestrian-friendly place.

• The City of Decatur was incorporated in 1823. It is known for being a progressive, diverse, walkable city with a great public school system. Decatur is home to Emory University, the Columbia Theological Seminary, and Agnes Scott, a private all-women's college.

• Decatur is a great city filled with fun things to do. I can point you in the right direction if you need suggestions.
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• The homes in the immediate neighborhood are very nice bungalows and ranches. You will feel safe, even if you arrive at night.

• Decatur Square is a 20-minute walk from the home and often…

Hosted by Alex

Joined in August 2014
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I run a boutique short-term rental management service and look forward to hosting you! I specialize in 2-night to 3-month rentals in Atlanta, Georgia. We require that all prospective guests read the listing and send the secret phrase from the listing! Either I, or my co-hosts Christina and Katie, will take you through the process to book one of our amazing houses, condos, or apartments. I look forward to hosting you, or helping you host! - Alex You Too Can Host, LLC
I run a boutique short-term rental management service and look forward to hosting you! I specialize in 2-night to 3-month rentals in Atlanta, Georgia. We require that all prospecti…
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  • Jeanee
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  • Languages: English, Español
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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