Oh No! It’s Not a Sears Kit House!

Last weekend in Raleigh, I gave a talk on Sears Homes. More than 200 people attended the talk and about 50 folks came prepared with photos of their own “Sears Home.” About 75% of the time, I am not able to identify the house in their photo as a Sears Home....

All Things Alhambra, Part III

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,...