Oscar Heppe’s Ivanhoe

Almost five years ago, I wrote a blog on the Sears Ivanhoe in LaGrange, Illinois (discovered in a promotional flyer), and mentioned that it’d be fun to have a contemporary photo of the 1913-built house. Some time later, William Frymark found the house in...

My Only Blog With an “R” Rating!

Before you start reading this, please usher the children into another room and/or tell them to cover their ears and hum. Sears only offered two models of kit homes that had a sink in the closet. One was their fanciest house (“The Magnolia”) and the other...

Lost in New Orleans!

What are the odds that this rare and wonderful old Sears House isĀ  still alive and well in New Orleans? I don’t know enough about NOLA to even venture a guess. Last night, I went to a favorite site (Realtor.com) and looked up “houses for sale”...