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The Homey Homewood

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.

The Sears Homewood (1928 catalog)

The Sears Homewood (1928 catalog)

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Nice floorplan, and about 784 square feet per floor.

Nice floorplan, and about 784 square feet per floor.

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All of the bedrooms have a nice-sized closet. What a bonus!

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The Homewood was a fine-looking bungalow!

The Homewood was a fine-looking bungalow!

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Heres one in Elmhurst, Illinois. Thanks to Rebecca Hunter for finding this house, and then driving me over there to Elmhurst so I could get a good photo!

Here's one in Elmhurst, Illinois. Thanks to Rebecca Hunter for finding this house, and then driving me over there to Elmhurst so I could get a good photo! This model did not have a fireplace. Not all that unusual in Sears Homes. Fireplaces were optional.

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  1. Terrie Schmearer
    August 22nd, 2012 at 22:06 | #1

    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. :)

  2. Claudia Noble
    August 22nd, 2013 at 00:34 | #2

    I have lived in one (Homewood) for 32 years! Would like to know how to communicate with others who have one.

  3. Hugh McCafferty
    October 1st, 2013 at 09:39 | #3

    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?

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