February 26, 2012

Sears Maplewood

1215 S. Pine, Arlington Heights

The Sears Maplewood is a English story-and-a-half cottage, a very common housing style in the area.

This Maplewood was built around 1931. It is largely untouched after 80+ years. It is lacking the living room fireplace, but homeowners had the option to leave it out. There are no return eaves on the roofline. However, cornice returns are a feature that often gets eliminated over the years because many of them retain water. Another change is that the front door is rectangular, not arched.

That's a replacement front door, but interior doors in the house are original. Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.

With a little TLC, this Maplewood cottage could be one of the standouts in the neighborhood.

I spoke too soon. The house was sold as a teardown in 2015.

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