1930’s Sear’s Catalog Home Gets Modern Redesign

Househappy —  February 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

Featured on Home Adore, the base of this Massachusetts house actually began as one of almost 70,000 Sear’s Catalog Homes sold in North America between 1908 and 1940. Also known as Sears Modern Homes, these kits were shipped by mail order via railroad boxcars, and included a choice of designs along with all the materials needed to build a house.

Though The Shirley Road House had been renovated before LABhaus (a “client-centric” design firm specializing in modern housing) began their redesign, “the existing structure offered only very small-scale spaces which couldn’t really accomodate family and guests looking for escape to the countryside.” LABhaus ultimately doubled the home’s floor space by adding two beautifully scaled rooms, needed utility space, an additional bathroom, an outdoor shower, and a large covered loggia for outdoor living space.

The pocket doors to the outside, the loggia, and the large windows, allow this house to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. And with all the winter weather happening all over the country, we can’t help but wish we had a house like this to enjoy the snow!

Check out additional photos of The Shirley Road House below:

Source: Home Adore, LABhaus, Wikipedia

Photos: Home Adore



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