The Sears Castleton is fairly easy to identify because it has a number of distinctive features. The most distinctive feature is that “hanging bay window” on the side, which extends up to the roofline. That’s something you don’t see too often.
On the red Sears Castleton (shown below), it has the classic Castleton dormer with three windows, and the hipped dormer comes right off the ridge of the primary roofline. That’s also a unique feature.
Sears Castleton as seen in the 1916 catalog.
This Castleton in Peoria, Illinois does not have the Castelton porch columns, but rather has the traditional Sears porch columns found on the Sears Woodland.
This Castleton had the tradition Castleton columns, but has a different dormer! (Aurora, IL)
As is typical of four-squares, it has four rooms on the four corners of the house, but look at the size of the "den"!
The front bedroom is a mere 7'7" wide. Pretty darn tiny.
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