Some models of Sears Homes were wildly popular. Some were not.
The Homewood falls into the second category.
And yet, it’s a puzzle as to why this attractive two-story bungalow was not a big seller for Sears.
With 784 square feet on each floor (about 1,600 square feet total), it was spacious with good-sized rooms and a thoughtful floorplan. And the price ($2,535 in 1928) was about average for the time period.
This house was only offered for a handful of years. Perhaps that’s why we don’t see more models of The Sears Homewood.
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My husband and I purchased a Sears Kit House in 2000 and our house inspector told us it is the Homewood.
The person who built it changed it up a little. We have a longer window where the fireplace should be and two longer windows in the dining room instead of the three small ones.
The front porch was extended across the whole front of the house. They changed up a few other things, but looking at the floor plan in the ad, I can definitely see our house. 🙂
I have lived in one (Homewood) for 32 years! Would like to know how to communicate with others who have one.
I am trying to find out if I have a modified Homewood.
I live in Cleveland and the house is listed as being built in 1929.
Other than a visual comparison of the facade and floorplan (both of which have been changed a couple times over by various owners), are there any tell-tale signs that would help me identify?
This homewood looks great for me. I like the arrangement of the floor plan. The space was maximized.
I believe we also just purchased a modified Homewood.
Ours has a full front porch, but the floor plan is identical to the one above otherwise.
Would like to know what the wall sconces looked like so we can possibly restore them; the finish has come off.