August 6, 2019

Have You Ever Seen a Fairy?

3417 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. Photo from Realtor site.


The Sears Fairy from the 1932 Modern Homes catalog.


Sears described its Fairy house as follows: "The charming simplicity of this soft stained shingled bungalow with combined living and dining room, makes it very economical."

Appropriately named, the Fairy was one of the diminutive Sears houses at just over 600 square feet. There are several Fairies in the Chicago area in places such as St. Charles, Wheaton, Oswego, and Highland Park.


The Fairy has two windows in the front--one in the front bedroom and one in the living room. Photo from Realtor site.


The Fairy was one of the diminutive Sears houses at just over 600 square feet. It could fit on a 30-foot lot.




The combination living room/dining room is just over 15 feet wide. Photo from Realtor site.


Photo from Realtor site.


The front bedroom is an office today. Photo from Realtor site.


Photo from Realtor site.



Photo from Realtor site.


Photo from Realtor site.


The new spiral staircase leads to...

 

...a new master suite. Photos from Realtor site.



Sears began selling this version of the Fairy in 1930. The McMullen family built the house in Brookfield that year.


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