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Wintertime in Norfolk!

January 26th, 2013 Sears Homes 1 comment

It’s been about 18 months since we moved to our new home in Norfolk. People say that “geography can’t make you happy,” but I surely do love living on Lake Whitehurst and I surely do love this mid-Century-modern brick ranch.

Last year, we didn’t have much of a winter and I don’t recall that we saw any ice on the lake and I know we didn’t have any snow.

But yesterday, we had a wonderful snow storm and got two inches of the white stuff! And I love it!

For my Midwestern friends, two inches may not seem like much, but for those of us in Hampton Roads, it’s quite a thrill!  :)

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Two inches of snow!  Yay!!!

Two inches of snow! Yay!!!

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View of the side

Apparently, Teddy the Sheltie is not a fan of snow. She won't set foot in it.

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I was trying to get artsy with the bench, but it didn't work too well for me.

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This is the first time weve ever seen the lake frozen.

This is the first time we've ever seen the lake frozen. This is from one end of our yard looking north, toward the other end of our yard. Our lot is very shallow (maybe 40 feet) but 200 feet wide.

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A view of the backyard

A view of the backyard, covered (sort of) in snow.

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A view from the fence of the neighbors piece of the lake.

A view from the fence of the neighbor's piece of the lake.

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Shot of the sunporch, where we spend a lot of time. :)

Shot of the sunporch, where we spend a lot of time. :)

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To read about the other homes of Norfolk, click here.

To read about the kit homes of West Park View, click here.

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The Sears Lewiston: A Tutorial on Their Tudorial

March 2nd, 2011 Sears Homes 3 comments

The Sears Lewiston was an immensely popular house for Sears, and one glance at these photos (below) tell why. It was a charming, practical, cottage-flavored house with an expandable attic and an optional raised roof (for lots of extra rooms).  The diamond muntins on the front window was a nice finishing touch to give this house a hint of the Tudor’s English roots.

It was offered from 1928 to 1940 (their last catalog), and changed in appearance a bit through the years. Better than words, study these photos and you’ll learn a lot about this remarkably popular home, The Sears Lewiston.

Click here to read about the mystery Lewiston in Bowling Green, Ohio. Seems to be a Sears House - built by Montgomery Wards??

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From the 1930 Sears Modern Homes catalog

From the 1930 Sears Modern Homes catalog

Sears Lewiston in Portsmouth, Virginia

Sears Lewiston in Portsmouth, Virginia

Pretty little Lewiston in Dowell, IL

Pretty little Lewiston in Dowell, IL. The faux front porch is kind of a pity, and the diamond muntin window is gone, but alas, the house is well-protected against lightning strikes!

A pretty little house on a Champaign (IL) budget.

A pretty little house on a Champaign (IL) budget.

Sears Lewiston in Hillsboro, NC

Sears Lewiston in Hillsboro, NC

Pickneyville, Illinois has a Lewiston!

Pickneyville, Illinois has a Lewiston! It needs a little love, but it's still a good sturdy little house.

Close-up of those interesting windows

Close-up of those interesting windows

Black and white photo of a Sears Lewiston in Irvington, IN

Black and white photo of a Sears Lewiston in Irvington, IN

First floor floorplan

First floor floorplan

Floor plan of the first floor

Floor plan of the second floor

To learn more about Sears Homes, click here.

To buy Rose’s book, click here.

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