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Marguerite’s Beautiful and Beloved #124

Last year, Sears homeowner Marguerite Deppert saw my blogs (here and here) on Sears Modern Home #124 and sent me several wonderful photos of her own home, which she had recently purchased in Montvale, NJ.

It’s a real beauty and in gorgeous condition. I wouldn’t be surprised if Montvale has many Sears Homes, due in part to the fact that they’re less than 30 miles from Port Newark, where Sears had a large mill. (Sears had but two mills - one in Cairo, IL and one in Newark, NJ.)

Thanks so much to Marguerite Deppert for sharing these photos with me! I’ve been drooling over them all morning!

To see a wide variety of pictures of Sears Modern Home 124, click here.

Did you know there’s a #124 in Lincolnton, Georgia? Click here to see that.

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Number 124 was gone by 1918 (when Sears Homes were given names), but it seemed to be a fairly popular house. Its certainly distinctive!

Sears Modern Home #124 was gone from the catalogs by 1918 (when Sears Homes were given names), but it seemed to be a fairly popular house. It's certainly distinctive! (1916)

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Marguerites house was even mentioned in the 1916 catalog!

Marguerite's house was even mentioned in the 1916 catalog!

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Spaciosu floor plan.

Some of the older homes have rather "odd" floorplans, but #124 was quite sensible.

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Years ago, Rebecca Hunter and I toured the inside of the #124 in Crystal Lake, IL and that little bathroom shown above was really tucked away under that sloping roof. Interesting, but almost claustrophobic.

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Nice house, and a darn good price!

Nice house, and a darn good price!

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Oh my, what a house!

Oh my, what a house! Even the detail around the chimneys is a match to the vintage image! (Photo is copyright 2013 Marguerite Deppert and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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Wow.

The rock border on the driveway is a nice complement to the stone columns. (Photo is copyright 2013 Marguerite Deppert and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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phoo

A view from the side highlights that beautiful stone work on the chimney. The two chimneys are covered with stone to the roofline, and then above the roofline, they're brick. (Photo is copyright 2013 Marguerite Deppert and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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close up

Close up of those unique details on the front porch. (Photo is copyright 2013 Marguerite Deppert and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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What a fine-looking house. What a treasure for Montvale. And I suspect Marguerite is one of the happiest homeowners in America! (Photo is copyright 2013 Marguerite Deppert and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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details

Look at those wee tiny second-floor windows tucked up under that porch roof. (Photo is copyright 2013 Marguerite Deppert and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

What a beautiful house!

What a beautiful house! Just stunning. (Photo is copyright 2013 Marguerite Deppert and may not be used or reproduced without written permission.)

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Thanks again to Marguerite for sharing these wonderful photos!

To see a wide variety of pictures of Sears Modern Home 124, click here.

Did you know there’s a #124 in Lincolnton, Georgia? Click here to see that.

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  1. February 5th, 2014 at 09:16 | #1

    We need still someone in Ord, Nebraska to get photos of the #124’s cousin, the #178, that I found at 105 South 21st St. It’s a corner house and should be easy to spot.

  2. Kris
    February 5th, 2014 at 11:10 | #2

    I had not noticed that there were tiny windows on the second floor under the overhang! I will have to take a second look at my local #124. I love this house!

  3. Rete
    February 5th, 2014 at 12:01 | #3

    On the porch roof, the sides do not go all the way up and have a smallish window. Why is this? Is it accessible from the bedroom? Another porch perhaps?

  4. Kris
    February 5th, 2014 at 20:39 | #4

    I just revisited my pictures of the local 124 and its porch roof sides go all the way up without a window.

    I do see a hint of the second floor windows under the porch, though.

  5. Pat Kluetz
    November 14th, 2015 at 18:07 | #5

    Have you seen the #124 in Amherst, Wisconsin–currently on the market:
    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/101-County-Road-KK_Amherst_WI_54406_M79919-63296

  6. November 16th, 2015 at 15:20 | #6

    @Pat Kluetz
    Wow! That is quite a house!

    Beautiful!

  7. Kennedy
    December 7th, 2015 at 18:14 | #7

    Does sears still make these kit homes?

    I would love to look at some of the blueprints of the smaller homes.

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