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The Elsmore - A Sears Modern Home

by SimsplyRuth Posted 21st Jul 2008 at 12:21 PM - Updated 14th Oct 2008 at 8:40 PM by mike19
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From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. sold about 70,000 - 75,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Over that time Sears designed 447 different housing styles, from the elaborate multistory Ivanhoe, with its elegant French doors and art glass windows, to the simpler Goldenrod, which served as a quaint, three-room and no-bath cottage for summer vacationers. (An outhouse could be purchased separately for Goldenrod and similar cottage dwellers.) Customers could choose a house to suit their individual tastes and budgets.

Sears was not an innovative home designer. Sears was instead a very able follower of popular home designs but with the added advantage of modifying houses and hardware according to buyer tastes. Individuals could even design their own homes and submit the blueprints to Sears, which would then ship off the appropriate precut and fitted materials, putting the home owner in full creative control. Modern Home customers had the freedom to build their own dream houses, and Sears helped realize these dreams through quality custom design and favorable financing.

The link to the Sears Modern Home website is http://www.searsarchives.com/homes/

The Elsmore is a two bedroom "bungalow" from the 1921 Catalog. Typical of the "Craftsman Bungalow" styles of that time it features a combined Living Room/Dining Room, large covered front porch, and "natural materials" use on the exterior.


All wall & floor CC was created by myself, as ScholarLadySims. This is free for others to use in their game, or to upload to MTS2 or the BBS with credit to me.



Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: $63,728

Custom Content by ScholarLadySims aks SimsplyRuth:
- Exterior Wall Main; Wood Siding in Green
- Exterior Wall Eaves: Shingled Exterior Wall1
- Exterior Wall Foundation: Small White Brick
- Exterior Walkway & Porch Floorings: River Blue Raja Slate
- Reception Hall Wallpaper; Mottled Peach with Rose Border
- Reception Hall Flooring; Australian Cypress Vertical
- Living/Dining Room Wallpaper; Hydrangea Arts&Crafts
- Living/Dining Room Flooring; Finger Parquet, Dark Woods
- Master Bedroom Wallpaper; I Love Little Pussy Arts&Crafts
- Master Bedroom Flooring; Gracious Green Carpeting
- 2nd Bedroom Wallpaper: Hey Diddle Diddle
- 2nd Bedroom Flooring; Creamy Yellow Carpet
- Kitchen Walls; Art Deco with Center Panel B&G
- Kitchen Flooring; Cream Ceramic Tiles
- Bathroom Walls; Bright 5color Abstract Tiles
- Bathroom Flooring; Turquoise Tiles



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Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: Build content only

Tags: #residential, #cottage, #bungalow