May 14, 2018

"A Pretty Little Home" Even Today

The Sears Rodessa bungalow was one of the most popular kit house models. Just under 700 square feet, the Rodessa was just four rooms and required only a 28-foot lot. It was a "pretty little home", according to Sears, and it was affordable for most Americans.

Evanston has one Rodessa still standing.  The house was built 
between 1918 and 1919. Let's take a look.

2225 Noyes, Evanston. Photo from Realtor site.


Sears Rodessa.



The landscaping is so lush in the summer, it's impossible to get a clear shot of the house. 

A little office by the front door. Photo from Realtor site.


The front bedroom was changed into a TV room. Photo from Realtor site.

 
Photo from Realtor site.



The door to the left leads to a finished basement. Photo from Realtor site.


The house now has one bedroom and those french doors face the backyard. Photo from Realtor site.


Photo from Realtor site.



At 616 square feet, this Rodessa is a great alternative to a condo.




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