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Sears Homes - The Sunbury

by teril02 Posted 16th Aug 2008 at 6:41 AM - Updated 6th Sep 2008 at 4:14 AM by teril02
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Sears Homes is my series of homes that were designed by Sears, Roebuck and Co. From 1908 to 1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. issued catalogues with house designs in them. Customers would choose a home and mail their request to the company. The company would then send all the supplies ordered (pre-cut lumber, lighting, doors, etc.) and the customer would build their own home! Now as I've said before I love more simple, classic homes and these are exactly that so you can imagine my excitement upon finding these lots. I was so excited in fact, I ordered three books filled with these homes so be prepared for a lot of homes in this series!

This lovely little lot is entitled The Sunbury, first published in 1932. The following is an excerpt from a catalogue describing the lot:

The very modern floor plan affords four convenient uncrowded rooms, with bath, front and rear vestibules, four closets, breakfast nook, and a storage nook with shelves near the back door. The rooms are compactly arranged around a center hall and the ventilation throughout is extraordinarily good. A fireplace, linen closet, inside basement stair, and stove alcove, are some of the special features.



This house has:
- 2 bedrooms and 1 bath

- partially furnished (all plumbing, lighting, some electronics, and counters)

- style: colonial

All kinds of comments are welcome.

The houseplan is from one of the books I bought and I can't find the plans online so I scanned the page with the plans for you to see.

However, you can find more Sears home plans here: http://architecture.about.com/libra...wplan-sears.htm
And here: http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/

Note the space for a driveway on the left side of the house.


Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 19,165

Custom Content Included:
- Belhooven Maroo - Privacy Window by MaryLou
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door by Holy Simoly
- 'Edwardian Elegance' Door - White Recolour by Holy Simoly
- Small Wooden Shutters - Style B by JWoods

Additional Credits:
Thanks to all the creators of the custom content I used in this house and in my game! Huge thanks to Sears for making these lots! You have no idea how excited I am! I'm like a kid in a candy store!

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fixtures Only Starter Furnishings
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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#2 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 6:46 AM
Thanks for the links to the house plans!
It's a very cute and cozy looking home.
I think my grandma and grandpa sims would live there.

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#3 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 12:59 PM
Wow you did a great job of this!


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#4 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 4:36 PM
Ooooo, fun fun fun. I love looking at the houseplans. Hope to see the Maytown soon. Thank You!

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#5 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 4:57 PM
This is a wonderful, small and cozy home. Excellent work

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#6 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 6:07 PM
This house is adorable, I love small homes. Thanks
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#7 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 11:56 PM
gorgeous! thanks.
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#8 Old 18th Aug 2008 at 3:11 PM
I downloaded your Sunbury house and am playing it with a young couple. I really like the layout - it seems to have room for everything they need - except for a driveway. I know you said that there was room, but I couldn't add one. I am not sure why - but perhaps it is one block too close to the edge of the property. Don't know....that was the only draw-back on this house at all. The Garden Club even liked it enough to grant the couple a membership. Thank you SO much for making these houses. They are fab!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 19th Aug 2008 at 6:55 PM
Awesome job! I've got an abridged miniature reproduction of the 1923 Sears Roebuck catalogue and have build a few Sim-homes based on floorplans in there, but I've been limited to the small selections of summer cabins which are the only ones that show actual plans. This house is exactly the style I've been trying to find for one of my neighbourhoods right now, and the links you gave are going to help me so much. Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Feb 2009 at 8:05 PM
The fireplace caught my eye. I really like the way you worked the garden border around the chimney - looks very nice. And thanks for the link to the plans. I will have fun with that. :-D
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#11 Old 9th Oct 2012 at 9:44 PM
So cute! And I love that it's built based on real plans!
This is perfect for my newly-weds too, because it's so sparsely furnished.
Thanks
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THANKS POST
#12 Old 28th May 2013 at 7:03 PM
I love this idea and this great little house!