Tag Archives: Sears Craftsman

Gordon Van Tine 198, A New Two-Family Plan

A two family plan that can be built for the price of a single house. A duplex kit home, the Gordon Van Tine 198. Continue reading

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Unusually Well Planned Craftsman Bungalow, Gordon Van Tine 611

May 25, 1925 was an exciting day for a poultry farmer from Schenectady, New York. After contemplating for many months and taking into consideration arguments both for and against these types of (kit/machine cut) houses, H.E. Chesebro decided on a … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 121, Distinctly Out of the Ordinary

This plan is distinctly out of the ordinary, and shows good taste in every line. When built it is one of the most attractive houses imaginable outside and in. Many architects have attempted houses of this general plan, but we … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine – The Arlington, One Cannot Resist A Second Glance at this Home!

The Gordon Van Tine Arlington is a model we haven’t seen much of, not yet. This English Tudor model was offered 1932-1937. Thanks to a blog reader I have one to share! To see a set of Gordon Van Tine blueprints … Continue reading

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Gordon Van Tine 116, A True Craftsman Bungalow

The Gordon Van Tine 116 was a craftsman mission bungalow design borrowed from California. Other kit home companies such as Sears and Lewis borrowed bungalow designs from California in the early years. I’ve featured a few California bungalows in blogs in the past that were used by kit home companies. Continue reading

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The Gordon Van Tine 552, A Popular Home – Fine For a Narrow Lot

This house because of its width is especially good for a narrow lot. And at the same time it is two full stories in height, has six big rooms, a bath, and plenty of closet space.

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The Gordon Van Tine #555, A Fine Looking Home At A Big Saving

In this home is another pleasing variation of the standard, ever-popular, square house. The popularity of a square house efficiently planned is deserved because of the wonderful opportunities it represents in home utility, not an inch of wasted floor space. Continue reading

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Inside a Sears Modern Homes 306 / 215, A Guided Tour With Blueprints

Take an inside tour of a Sears house via original blueprints featuring original millwork matched to catalog images! Continue reading

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The West Chazy New York Sears 306 aka 215

Sears beautiful Queen Anne kit home in West Chazy, NY with original blueprints and documentation. And, it’s for sale! Continue reading

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Massive and Ornamental – The Sears Auburn

The Sears Auburn was a massive and ornamental foursquare and there’s one for sale in Bruce South Dakota!
Maybe there’s one in your town? Continue reading

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