The Sears Alhambra was one of Sears’ most popular houses. In fact, I’d say it was one of their top ten best sellers. And, it was a pretty house with a distinctive Spanish flair and with a splash of mission style. If you take away the fancy accoutrements, you’ll see it’s little more than a classic American foursquare.
Enjoy the photos!
To see more Sears Alhambras, visit All Things Alhambra, part 2.
Sears Alhambra as seen in the 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog.
Sears Alhambra in Charleston, WV.
Sears Alhambra in Portsmouth, Virginia (my home town)
Like its Virginia cousin, this Alhambra is also painted a light yellow. This pretty house is in Lexington, Virginia.
Another vote for the beige pant job! This perfect Alhambra is in Raleigh.
Sears Alhambra in darn good condition in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
This is an Alhambra, but it's a common alteration. All the Spanish-flavored accoutrements have been removed. There are FOUR of these Alhambras in Norfolk.
This Alhambra lost its its Alhambra-defining elements during a remodel. Even the parapet over the porch was cut down. This house in St. Louis now looks rather pedestrian.
Vintage photo of the same Sears Alhambra shown above. Hard to believe, isn't it?
This Alhambra has also had some of its unique architectural elements stripped away, but you can still see it's an Alhambra!
Sears Alhambra in Gaffney, SC. My favorite color: Lavender!
To see more pictures of Sears Alhambras, visit All Things Alhambra, part 2.
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I live in a Sears Alhambra house in Frankfort, KY 40601.
We just purchased an Alhambra in Lafayette, IN. It needs some work! We’d like to restore to stucco.
Do you have pictures on interiors too?
Congratulations! We are members of this Sears FB group and own an original Alhambra which was built by my Great-grandparents in 1923. The interiors are totally original except the two small windows flanking the built-in buffet. You can view them on our website, http://www.triangleranchbb.com.
Lyndy and Kenny Ireland