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Segment of the Jean Shepherd 1976 movie, “Phantom Of the Open Hearth”. Sears Roebuck Kit House.
Two architects are giving away their house in pricey Arlington, Virginia, but there’s one condition — whoever takes it is responsible for moving it. Two architects are giving away their client’s house in pricey Arlington, Virginia, but there’s one condition — whoever takes it is responsible for moving it. Getting rid of houses is common in the area, as most purchase the property based on its location. Typically, however, they just bulldoze whatever’s currently standing on it. The new owner was willing to work with the architects who feel this house is special and should be preserved as a piece [More]
This is my 1915 Sears kit home called The Phoenix
Back in the 1930’s this is one of the houses that you could order from their catalog. This one is located in the city of Palmetto Florida. http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/1933-1940.htm
Bob meets Gavin and Michelle Langley, owners of a vintage Sears kit house, who plan to preserve both the historic and sentimental values of the house. Bob review the proposed plans and discusses previous remodeling efforts.
Here is a Sears catalog home from 1913. It is # 187 called the Sherburne. It is a big and an interesting bungalow home. Enjoy the tour of this colorful house 🙂

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