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  1. Hi Lara, thanks for the link to your fabulous site and showing me the twin Dutch Colonial in Arlington Heights.

  2. Hi, this is a No. 704 from Gordon-Van Tine. The same house was manufactured by GVT for Montgomery Ward and called the Sovereign.

    There’s a 704/Sovereign outside Chicago. It does not have the trellises and it has a sunroom off the side. That’s because GVT changed how the model looked over the years. I think the house in Conn. that is pictured above was likely built about 1920.

    Sears Homes of Chicagoland

  3. I like the line…some not so much; old folks are sometimes good for that. They get comfortable with what they have and their ways. Everyone loves the sink. Thanks for stopping in and link up your great DIY Drapery Sconces tomorrow on Meet The Neighbors because the girls will love to see it.

  4. I adore that sink! My grandmother remarried and her hubby had a Sears kit house. He had never updated it- some things were wonderful, some not so much. 🙂

  5. Sometimes new homes are spam in a can. I am slap happy you stopped in today Cheryl.

  6. It really is charming. I just love all the built-ins. They never wasted an inch did they. We owned a Sears Roebuck kit house once, as a summer home. Have I ever told you that? Anyways, I found what was considered ‘stock’ and sub-standard materials then are better then I see in most new homes today. Just look at that trim- the corner cupboard, and do you know how much that cast iron sink would be worth today! If you could find one!? Nice one Dee. I LOVE IT!!!

  7. Yeah! Glad I cracked you up as was somewhat of my intention xo

  8. you cracked me up with “I would wear it as a charm braclet” it is a charming house with amazing details thanks for sharing

  9. I think you have a sink sort of like this in your house too Sarah. I now remember my aunt having a sink like this in a house she lived in. Old House love!

  10. We should do a Sears Catalog series. I am so happy you loved it too.

  11. Built 1 year after your house, that is so interesting. Did not know you lived in a historic beach beauty.

  12. OH, MY!

    The exterior . . . that fireplace . . . the built in’s . . . the kitchen sink . . . so much wonderful detail.

    The house was built 1 year after my house.

  13. House Crazy Sarah says:

    It’s wonderful! I love the exterior paint scheme, and the kitchen, and the built-ins…. what a gem!

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