February 16, 2016

The Prettiest Sears Lynnhaven

428 E. Hillside, Barrington. It was October so they took down the flower box under the front window.

Sears Lynnhaven from the 1938 Modern Homes catalog.

How pretty is this Sears Lynnhaven in Barrington? It's an English cottage with a distinctive upper casing over the front door. According to the Sears Modern Homes catalog, the exterior walls are Royal Red Cedar 24-inch shingles. Sears recommended they be painted light gray, but I am partial to the yellow.

A summertime shot. Photo courtesy of Realtor site.

The reception hall and semi-open stairs. The door leads to the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Realtor site.

That is the Sears Colonial Stairway in the Lynnhaven. This illustration is from the Sears Building Materials catalog--you could buy the staircase without the house if you wanted. Thanks to researchers Judith Chabot and Catarina Bannier for noticing this detail.

The doors to the right of the living room are the doorway to the entrance vestibule and a coat closet. Photo courtesy of Realtor site.

Photo courtesy of Realtor site.

Robert and Juliet Howe met at Rollins College in Florida. They married in 1937 and moved into this Lynnhaven in Barrington (which I believe was also built in 1937). Robert worked in sales for the National Cylinder Gas Company.

Robert was transferred to New York in 1942. In 1945 he was killed at Iwo Jima as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Juliet remarried in 1947 at age 31 and never had children.


Unknown said...

Wish they would have kept more of the wood natural but it is pretty.

SearsHouseSeeker said...

Oh, what a tragic story. The tears that must have been shed inside that house. How sad.
But, the house is beautiful :)
I love the pale, creamy yellow. I don't like all shades of yellow, but that shade is a real favorite of mine, and I think that the Lynnhaven looks particularly lovely in it :) The interior is beautiful! And, now, THAT is the way to stage and photograph a house that is for sale. :) Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

SearsHouseSeeker said...

And, another cool thing about that colonial staircase, is that we saw the same one in the authenticated Torrington, in Annapolis, Maryland (blogged aobut at Kit House Hunters this week).

Frank said...

In many older homes, the wood wasn't meant to be kept natural. It was meant to be painted. I've seen so many people strip painted wood, only to reveal an incredibly hideous grain pattern that doesn't look good stained. I've noticed in the catalog picture, the wood is painted, other than the stairsteps and the bannister rail, and that's really how it was meant to be. There's no inherent crime in painting wood.

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