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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
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Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

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 Atlanta

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!


Buckhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Historic Two-Bedroom Buckhead Bungalow in Heart of Atlanta
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

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: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful 4 month stay at this Carriage House in Buckhead. It was the perfect spot for me to commute to my internship at Westminster Schools. The yard was well maintained and the landlord (Sarah) was responsive to all issues. I had a lot of lightbulbs burn out all at once and the ceiling was too tall for me to reach. I highly recommend this adorable rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house location was perfect for our downtown seminar. We enjoyed the books in the house about the history of the home as it is all made of metal. Sarah was great to work with, accessible and made sure we had every thing we needed when we got there.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Allison - that was a quick trip! Glad you found it convenient to the convention. I tell people all the time that the location is the best "between" downtown and Buckhead. Northside Drive is so easy! Call us next year!!!! xoxo
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Fantastic stay at a great location in Atlanta!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the opportunity to stay in this wonderful little house in September. My two daughters absolutley loved it - the house is a historic "Lustron" and it has metal walls - and the neighborhood was fantastic. It's cute and very well decorated, and the owner has added many personal touches that make it feel like a special home. She also went out of her way to make sure we got settled and were well taken care of. I was in town on business and needed a good location - it was very centrally located to everything in Atlanta. We all wished we had more time to stay. We will be back next time we're in town!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quirky, Cute and SOOO convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Loved my time at the Lustron! Sarah Kathryn was so very accommodating as a hostess and has done an excellent job creating a comfortable, attractive 1950's oasis in the heart of Atlanta. Loved the side porch for coffee in the morning and will miss the the Lustron and its charm, karma and convenience!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta getaway

  • 3 of 5

Fabulous location. The house is quaint but needs to be updated. New bath sink and clean out the drawers to make it look neater, get the doors to close and put curtains on the main bedroom window. The neighbor can see right in. Good for the price.


George I I

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • 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

Buckhead House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Mandatory Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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