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Historic Two-Bedroom Buckhead Bungalow in Heart of Atlanta

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 bath with 2 car garage, W/D, New Bathroom

1976 Northside Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (near Collier Road)

Located in the historic Buckhead area, known for luxury shopping, beautiful homes, and Southern charm, “The Lustron” is the most unique lodging in all of Atlanta. Part of a famous housing movement of the 1950s, every single piece of material used to assemble this treasure is made of metal. If you want to stay in a building sought out by history buffs and architects alike, keep reading, checking out the photos, and getting psyched for your visit!

Sarah K Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Sarah K Smith

We are a local couple that was raised in Atlanta. This location is perfect and was our home for 8 years. With lots of TLC and loving care, we rehabbed this house from being a 'tear down' to a TREASURE! It has been featured in several national magazines because of its unique characteristics. It it totally made of metal. That is right....metal. It is called a Lustron.

This home was built in 1949 so travelers need to understand what they are renting. A forgiving person who can ignore a little draft. And as a disclaimer this is on a busy road so there can be street traffic.

Sarah K Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Sarah K Smith chose Buckhead

I was born here, went to college here, started a thriving business here, and found true love here. But I’ve been to many other cities and countries and believe, wholeheartedly, that I live in the best city in the world.

There’s just so much to do whether you love culture – museums, galleries, theater, music, nightclubs – or are drawn to more outdoor activities like hiking, biking, strolling through historic districts and/or checking out all the modern marvels. And it’s family friendly as well – zoos, children’s museums, and the Georgia Aquarium.

Totally one of a kind. We hang our photo with suction cups and magnets. This property is on the National Historic Register.

What makes this house unique

On the National Register of Historic Places, this one-of-a-kind all-metal house is situated in the southern-most part of Buckhead, one of the most expensive zip codes in Atlanta; but, because it is practically in Midtown, the area’s nicknamed “Bucktown.” In addition to having the convenience of a two-car garage, the backyard is cute, and the front porch affords great privacy.

A little backstory: over the course of eight wonderful years living here, we rehabbed this unique house from being a near “tear down” to a sparkling treasure that’s been featured in several national magazines. Given that it was originally built in 1949, be advised there may be the occasional draft. Also note it is on a busy street, so there can be traffic – but those are the only two downsides compared to innumerable upsides!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to thank you for your house. It's been a great stay for me here in Atlanta. The place was perfect and I enjoyed every moment at home. I'll miss the backyard, the trees and tranquility of the environment. Being five minutes away from work and having a house all by myself was definitely a good experience.

You've been a great hostess, thank you so much for your hospitality. I wish you all the best in everything you want to accomplish!

Merci pour tout,

Nov 2017
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Buckhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand new shower walls and fixtures. Full size tub with window and custom shower curtain. Luxurious bathmats, towels, and washcloths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • (1) 1 Queen Bed in Master Bedroom, (1) 1 Double Bed in 2nd Bedroom
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Historic Two-Bedroom Buckhead Bungalow in Heart of Atlanta
average rating of 4.571429 based on 15 reviews

Charming home

  • 5 of 5

Charming has some issues but have to remember this is an older home on a very very busy and loud street. Owner very nice and personable

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elle - it was great having you on site. I hope your transition home went well. Best, Sarah Kathryn
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Super cute cottage that has all the conveniences of home! Fully functional kitchen, private parking, TV, W/D, etc. Close to all destinations in Atlanta plus great food and shopping. Owner was extremely accommodating during our stay and even made entertainment suggestions! Highly recommend and plan to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would stay here again!

  • 4 of 5

Rustic vintage, but in the most fun way. Good communication with owner. Really great bedding, towels, and decor!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home.

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect place for a long stay. The host is always there when you need her. The house feels like home! Great location, everything you need is close by. I recommend this house to everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small & Quaint Historic Bungalow

  • 4 of 5

we rented this property for a long 3 week stay to set up and attend a trade show in Atlanta. Sarah, the owner was very responsive and easy to communicate with. The bungalow is old but tastefully dated and decorated to match the period in which the house was built which is what gives it it's charm and designation as a historical landmark. Sarah takes pride in that and has done a great job of maintaining the integrity of it's unique character. It was very clean! The wifi was fine, nice patio areas to relax in front and back of house, ample parking. super convenient location to many areas of Atlanta (just a few exits from downtown). It is set back on a busy street and although a very safe neighborhood, nothing to walk to for food and drink. It fit our needs perfectly. we would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Lustron has a perfect location, great character, and everything you could need!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in this house for an internship with a roommate for two months where I commuted to downtown Atlanta each day and it was perfect! 12-15 minute commute, couldn't have worked out better. The location was more than awesome, easy uber ride to Buckhead and anywhere else on the weekends.

The Lustron is awesome, it was decorated adorably and felt very homey! There was everything in there that we could have needed. The side porch was a bonus, loved siting outside and enjoying the oddly warm Atlanta winter. Even with someone staying in the loft above the garage in the back of the driveway, there was more than enough room for parking.

Only downsides: The house is on a busy road right off of I-75, so road noise can be loud during the day and at night and did wake me up once or twice. Also, due to the unique metal style/composition of the house, most of the interior doors are pocket (sliding) doors which can fall off their tracks and become difficult to maneuver.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, I think it was an awesome place to stay long term, but I could also see this house being perfect for a fun weekend in Atlanta. Sarah Kathryn was so welcoming and helpful, she really made this place special. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Car: recommended

Fantastic location in the southern part of Buckhead, very close to Midtown. Historic home with lots of charm and unique characteristics. 1976 Northside Drive NW 30318 (at the intersection of Collier). This property is mostly rented out on a monthly basis to many actors/directors/producers that are in town to film movies.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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