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Historic Two-Bedroom Buckhead Bungalow in Heart of Atlanta

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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!

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sarah K Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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October 21, 2016

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!


based on 8 traveler reviews

Historic Two-Bedroom Buckhead Bungalow in Heart of Atlanta
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
United States

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.


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  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time staying in architectural landmark!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing three-month stay in this architectural landmark - a 1949 all-metal house known as a Lustron. It has been restored so well, and is chic and totally comfortable and user-friendly. The owner is incredibly generous and accommodating, intent on her guests having a great stay. The location is ideal - a few minutes from some of Atlanta's best restaurants, walking distance from banks and a grocery story, and a four minute drive from downtown while also just a hop skip and a jump from Buckhead. We were making a film while in town, and staying in a hotel after working long hours wouldn't have been nearly as worthwhile as having this house to come home to. I was nervous about what it would feel like living in a metal house, but I shouldn't have been. It's a perfect cozy retreat. No negatives whatsoever.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • 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.


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Mandatory Cleaning Fee $100

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Channing Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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