Magnolia. The very word elicits a memory of a spreading shade tree, a sweet scent carried on a summer’s breeze and a southern gentility.

Magnolia is a great word, and it’s also the name that was given to Sears most beautiful and magnificent kit home.

There are only seven known Magnolias in the country. SEVEN! And the one in Alabama is for sale!

The Magnolia was their biggest and best kit home, with more than 2,900 square feet, four bedrooms, a den and 2.5 bathrooms!  Click here to see the detailed floorplan.

What is a Sears Home? These were kit homes, sold from the Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908-1940. The houses arrived by train, in 12,000-piece kits. Each house came with detailed blueprints and a 75-page instruction book. Sears promised that a “man of average abilities” could have the house finished within 90 days! Sears offered 370 designs, but the Sears Magnolia was by far, the biggest.

To learn more about the house for sale in Piedmont, Alabama, click here.

To learn more about the Sears Magnolia, click here.

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To read about the Sears Homes in Atlanta, Georgia, click here.

Sears Magnolia in Alabama

Sears Magnolia in Alabama

Close up of Corinthian columns on Sears Magnolia in Alabama

Close up of Corinthian columns on Sears Magnolia in Alabama

Sears Magnolia in Alabama

Sears Magnolia in Alabama. Notice how the dormer on this house is different from the catalog picture (below) and from the other Sears Magnolias (see links above).

Sears Magnolia from the 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog

Sears Magnolia from the 1921 Sears Modern Homes catalog

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