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 who'd think that this is a Sears kit home? Strangely enough, it is.
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.
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. This one is in sad, sad shape.
Modern Home #163 from the Sears Modern Homes catalog
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