There are a couple of bloggers that I follow that live in “kit” homes, Carol from Old Glory Cottage is one of them….I can’t even imagine how wonderful it must be to know your home is from the early 1900’s! I decided to see what I could find and there are MANY homes still around….
This home is in Maryland….it has been taken care of very well…
This is the Kenwood….
Amazing, isn’t it????
This is called the Alhambra…very large…
And this is a Alhambra also…brick instead of stucco.
Here is yet another one….
So sad it ended up like this….it reminds me of the magnificent lumbar baron homes in Eau Claire that are now frat houses for the university, it makes me sick!
Here is one down south that is just pristine…this is also a Sears and Roebuck plan.
These are just a few of the hundreds of plans Sears and other companies came out with…there isn’t too many I wouldn’t love to own now….
And some of the furnishings they would use inside…
Yes, that states $3.95!!!!
How many of us would love to have these pieces in our homes now??? $51.00, $49.00, unbelievable!
Here is a drawing of the inside of one of the Craftsman type homes…
And of course you have to have a bathroom!
All of this for 37.00 and some change!
I still feel sad when I think I will never own one of these lovely old homes, it is the one thing in my life that I truly wish could have happened….I just adore the bungalows and the farmhouses…they are my favorites…
(all photos courtesy of Google)
Which kind of kit would you have bought? It is so fun dreaming of the possibilities. :) Here is a fun website to look at:
http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/byimage.htm just click on the years to see the models.