February 26, 2012

Sears Maplewood

1215 S. Pine, Arlington Heights.

Sears Maplewood from the 1930 Modern Homes catalog.

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.


Florine said...

Check google maps....2018 it's still there!! Huzzah huzzah huzzah!!

Sears Homes of Chicagoland said...

It has new landscaping too.. looks a lot better!

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