Sears Modern Home #163: Elusive *and* Odd-looking!

In all my travels, I’ve only seen two examples of Sears Modern Home Model #163.

The first was in Taylorville, Illinois, and the second was in Raleigh, NC.

In talking with my dear friend Rebecca Hunter, I learned that she’d never seen one either. In other words, this is a very rare model. The one in  Taylorville, is a victim of insensitive remodeling and the one in Raleigh is in splendiferous condition!

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Now whod think that this is a Sears kit home? Strangely enough, it is.

Now who'd think that this is a Sears kit home? Strangely enough, it is.

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Looking much like the day it was built is this Modern Home #163 in Raleigh. Every detail is perfect. And the best part - it retains its original siding, windows and rafter tails.

Another view

A view from the front of the house. Every detail is perfect. May God bless those pesky vinyl siding salesmen - and keep them FAR AWAY from this house!

Sears Modern Home #163 in Taylorville, Illinois.

Sears Modern Home #163 in Taylorville, Illinois. This one is in sad, sad shape.

Modern Home #163 from the Sears Modern Homes catalog

Modern Home #163 from the Sears Modern Homes catalog

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1 Comment

  1. Rachel Shoemaker

    I can add two more to that list. I found one in Norwich Ct, testimonial built by a real estate investor, and another in Poughkeepsie, NY.

    The one in Poughkeepsie, NY is in danger. It’s at 15 Innis Ave; check the real estate listings.

    The 2012 google view is pretty good. It’s in trouble now!