August 2007


While surfing the internet, I came across this description of a Sears house that could be ordered in the ’30s. The appearance is almost identical, except for ours lacking a fireplace and having the front porch enclosed (done after the house was built). And, the room sizes in our house are just a little bit larger than the kit home’s. Whether it’s a kit home or not, the layout is great!

The inspection didn’t come up with many unexpected problems. One big issue will be the electricity. Right now, the poor 60 amp fuse box is overloaded. Looks like we’ll have to have the place rewired. On the plus side, it doesn’t look like anyone’s ever nailed a hole in the walls, which is why the plaster’s doing so well. (Good thing the inspector showed us the picture rails).