House of Steel (Sep, 1947)
House of Steel
Want to live in a metal house? The one pictured here has frame, roof and wall sheets all of processed steel. Blanket type insulation and a system of natural ventilation help keep it cool in summer and warm and cosy in winter. Interior walls are of fire-proofed plasterboard.
One of three cheerful bedrooms in the house above. The kitchen contains fixtures of special design and includes a cooking range. House has hot water and hot air heaters, thermostatically controlled. Whole house is grounded, making it unusually safe in a thunderstorm.
All the rooms—like this living room— are designed for easy, practical decoration by the W. H. Harmon Corp., makers of the house. Their eight steel house designs cost up to $4,080 f.o.b. factory. Piping and wiring are furnished, and the houses can be erected in several days.