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House Tour: An Updated 1926 Sears Craftsman in Phoenix

In the home of actor John McGivern and partner Steve Brandt, window frames & glass from bungalow-style homes in Chicago are used throughout as decorative objects. Photo: Michael Sears. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Open up one of the upstairs rooms to become a family room for the kids. Downstairs, expand the back bedroom to become a large master. Add screened porch and mudroom with garage. Open up kitchen to dining and family room some. 1923 Standard Homes Company - The Kendall

1916 Sears, Roebuck and Company 2 story house for one thousand & ninety two dollars. From 1908 to 1940 Sears, Roebuck and Company sold ready to build house kits with no sawing or nailing. Everything was bolted together. The "home in a box" as it was called, was delivered to the local train depot. By building your own home, this allowed a home buyer to be able to afford a good quality home.

The Kilbourne 1923 SEARS ROEBUCK MODERN HOMES A steeper than usual roof pitch adds a bit of the English Cottage to an otherwise very Craftsman-style bungalow home. The facade is particularly handsome with the two forward gables and the large front porch and terrace. Inside, it is very modern with an open floor plan and easy access from one room to the next. Convenience was clearly a consideration when Sears' designers planned the Kilbourne.