May 31, 2016

Sears Lexingtons for Sale

The Sears Lexington was an expensive house to build and you don't come across them very often. This past week, two were listed for sale: one in Highland Park and one in Evanston.

Let's take a look!


Highland Park
In May 1926, Sears granted a $12,000 mortgage to Frank H. Becker. That mortgage was for the Sears Lexington in Highland Park. The Sears Lexington model from the 1920's was the third most expensive house that Sears sold

This one in Highland Park was listed for sale this week. It has a private location on the ravine, and is close to Ravinia and the train. This one should sell fast, like Lexingtons always do.
 

426 Briarwood Place, Highland Park. This is an authenticated Sears Lexington. Photo from Realtor site.

The Sears Lexington from the 1920's.


A view through the trees! It's definitely private.

Photo from Realtor site.

Photo from Realtor site.


Photo from Realtor site.

 
Photo from Realtor site.

  
Evanston
The Evanston model listed for sale last week was built in the 1930's and Sears had cheapened up the model by that time and changed the layout. Nevertheless, this house was under contract in days. 



1010 Isabella, Evanston. Photo from Realtor site.

 

Sears Lexington--the "five window" model from the 1930's. Scan from Sears Archives.



This Lexington looks elegant in brick. 



Closeup of the railing detail.


The same railing as shown on the Sears Jefferson model (from 1936).


Closeup of the front door.


The same front door as shown on the Sears Haverhill model (from 1936). Wonder if our Lexington was built around 1936?








Photo from Realtor site.

 

Photo from Realtor site.

 

Photo from Realtor site.










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