The Sears Marina: Just Add Water!

As a native of the Tidewater region (Southeastern Virginia), I’m not sure why Sears (based in the Midwest) decided to name one of their little kit homes “The Marina.” “Marina” comes from the Latin word marinus, which means “of the...

Hampton Roads and Their Sears Homes!

Are there any Sears Homes in Hampton Roads? It’s a question I’m frequently asked. The answer is a resounding yes! Below are just a few of the kit homes I’ve found in our area. Thus far, I’ve found 50+ in Portsmouth, more than 80 in Norfolk and...

The Sears Homes of Illinois

Last month, I was delighted to learn that the first printing of “The Sears Homes of Illinois” (printed late November 2010), has sold out. That’s very good news. It’s a beautiful book and I’m tickled pink with the way it turned out. It has...

Have You Seen This House? (Part 3)

We’ve got a mystery here in Colonial Place/Riverview section of Norfolk. In 2007, I moved to Colonial Place/Riverview neighborhood and in that first week, I started walking around, admiring the old houses. The first time I saw these 14 identical bungalows in...