Warning: Not For the Faint of Heart!

Dale and Rebecca found Sears Modern Home #174 while out tooling around in Iowa City a few weeks ago.

I have nothing more to add.

I’ll let the pictures tell the sad story.

But I warn you – do NOT scroll down unless you have a strong stomach! Graphic images to follow!

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Modern Home #124 looks a lot bigger than it is.

Modern Home #174 was a rare house. I've never seen one in real life.

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In fact, its a mere 18 feet wide.

Not very big, either. In fact, it's a mere 18 feet wide.

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Upstairs, you can see what a small house this is.

Upstairs, you can see what a small house this is.

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Looks promising, doesnt it?

Looks promising, doesn't it?

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Yeah.

Oh my. Oh me, oh my. If I knew how to embed music, I'd have the music from the shower scene in "Psycho" inserted here. This house has suffered a gruesome, wretched demise, far worse than any horror flick. Photo is copyright 2014 Dale Wolicki and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.

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At least when Buster Keaton did something similiar to a kit house, it was funny.

At least when Buster Keaton did something similiar to a kit house, it was funny.

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To learn more about Buster Keaton’s short “One Week,” click here.

To see a blog on America’s 14 Ugliest Houses (which features a Sears Kit home originally featured on my site), click here.

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9 Comments

  1. Dale Wolicki

    Aww geeez, I was kinda proud we found this little guy way back off the main road.

  2. Sears Homes

    I’m VERY impressed that y’all found this house, but you gotta admit, it looks a little sad! Poor house!

  3. Dale Wolicki

    You got a better picture of a real #184?

  4. Sears Homes

    I don’t think I have any pictures of a #184. 🙁

  5. Dale Wolicki

    You ever seen a #184?

  6. Sears Homes

    I’m too lazy to get up and find my books, but I don’t recall having ever seen a #184!

  7. Dale Wolicki

    WooHoo!

    Clueless Rookie: One!

    Professional Sears House Historian: Zero!!!!!!

  8. Rachel Shoemaker

    Well, I’ve never seen a #184 either.

    I would LOVE to see one. I can’t even find a catalog image of one and it’s not in HBM 🙁

  9. Autumn

    Wow is that a small house to have been split in half, holy Toledo!

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