All Things Vallonia, Part Deux

The Sears Vallonia was easily one of Sears most popular designs.  It had a practical, thoughtful floor plan and it was an attractive design and offered a finished or unfinished second floor. Lots of expandable space for the not-so-expandable budget.

I’ll update this post with more information in the coming days, but for now, here are some photos.

Sears Vallonia from the Sears Modern Homes catalog

Sears Vallonia from the Sears Modern Homes catalog

Sears Vallonia in Lewisburg, WV

Sears Vallonia in Lewisburg, WV. Even porch railings are original!

Sears Vallonia - compared  with the catalog image

Sears Vallonia - compared with the catalog image

Sears Vallonia in Charleston, WV

Sears Vallonia in Charleston, WV

Sears Vallonia in Cairo, Illinois.

Sears Vallonia in Cairo, Illinois. Yes, that is a Vallonia back there.

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15 Comments

  1. Shaunna

    Hi there. Stumbled on your page of Sears homes while searching this model. I believe my house is a 1925 Vallonia and it’s a bit differently laid out than these plans or types. One and a half stories, full basement runs completely under front porch (which goes across the whole width of the house), and I bought this place in 2003. Lots of original yellow pine woodwork (baseboards, windows, 5-panel doors : ), french doors and a bay window in the dining room). Rumor has it (but I haven’t verified) that it’s a 1925 Sears kit house. I’m in Brooksville, KY (along the OH river and yes, a railroad). Any help you have on this would be great!

    Rose’s Reply: Please send me a photo and I can tell you what it is. Send photos to thorntonrose@hotmail.com.

  2. David

    I have a mid twenties Vallonia home and I am looking for parts. Does anyone sell electrical fixtures for these homes?

  3. Dave Carlson

    I’m in the process of researching the Vallonia to build one new.

    Any help on the dimensions (which are kind of hard to read on the catalog pages) and the roof pitches would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  4. Dwayne Hubbard

    Dave Carlson :I’m in the process of researching the Vallonia to build one new.
    Any help on the dimensions (which are kind of hard to read on the catalog pages) and the roof pitches would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Dave have you found your dimensions yet?

    I am in a Vallonia that I am getting ready to sell in order to move back out in the country. I love this house. If I could move it I would. More importantly for you I have two copies, I think, of the original blueprints.

    The blue prints have some GOOD alterations from sears. The second floor is taller than most with an eight foot ceiling and nine foot down stairs. maybe we could make arrangements to get copies for you. heres a link http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/235-Fort-St-Bremen-OH-43107/33799778_zpid/

  5. Dave Carlson

    Thanks so much for the reply. I had posted comments in a few places and did not get back to this one.

    If there’s any way that I could get a copy of the blueprints from you it would be much appreciated. P

    lease contact me via my email address.

  6. John Townsend

    Mr. Dwayne Hubbard,

    I just bought a Vallonia (circa 1935) in Cleveland OH.

    I would like to buy copies of the blueprints and any other material concerning this type of house, if you would be so kind. Thanks for your time.

    You can reach me at applejak_2000(att)yahoo(dot)com

    Best Regards,
    John

  7. Karen

    I own a Vallonia in Meriden, Connecticut.

  8. Jan Carney

    We have a 1927 Vallonia house on Main Street in Plymouth, Michigan. The floor plan is a bit different with 3 living room windows on the right and the stairway on the left of the front door. There is only 1 bedroom downstairs and 2 upstairs with no bathroom. We used the little dormer room in front as a baby room. There is a walk-in attic off the one bedroom upstairs. Full basement even under the porch. Kitchen very tiny and there is a small entry porch.

    Living room fake fireplace flanked with glass door bookcases with small windows above. And there is a tiny coat closet with a mirror front door under the stairway. I am trying to find the floor plan for a 3-bedroom Vallonia.

  9. Evelyn Vagnier

    How can I send you a pic of my parents home where I grew up?

  10. Rachel Owsley

    @Dwayne Hubbard
    Hi Dwayne, Would it be possible to get a copy of those blue prints?

    I love the Vallonia Design and would like to build one when I find the right spot. It is a bit like the homes in my aunt’s neighborhood in Nashville.

    Do you know if anyone has assembled a book with blue prints?

    I am not sure if there are any homes that are similar to the Vallonia that I could compare.

    Thank you so much!

  11. Amy Long

    I believe my parents home in Faber, VA is a “Vallonia” – would anyone in your group be interested in pictures or helping us verifying?

    It is located near the train tracks in a rural area and was built in 1931.

    We have not noticed any identifying numbers as much of it has been painted.

    The room lay out matches the posted blue prints almost exactly.

    One thing that does NOT match is that the front porch has 4 columns instead of just one on each end – these are tapered stucco.

    Would love to be able to identify our home as a “Vallonia”. Thanks!

  12. Alisha

    I believe a home I used to live in was a kit house. How would I go about finding out more about it and If anyone would be able to help indentify as a Vallonia house ?

  13. Tom

    Very interesting comments here. We believe we have just purchased a Vallonia Sears home. 1929 model. Floor plan differs from those we have seen online and haven’t verified for myself but neighbors say it was purchased and placed on a piece of property that was once a potatoe farm in Poplar Bluff Missouri.

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