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Sears Craftsman in Del Ray craftsman-exterior

Sears Craftsman in Del Ray

This Sears craftsman in the Del Ray part of Alexandria, VA was restored with a complete exterior renovation.

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December 9, 2013
kjdick wrote:
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I'm afraid I don't know the model but we did find an article about the home which dated it to a 1928 Sears catalog.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 7:12AM
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Rachel Shoemaker
It doesn't have a model name for Sears and you will not find it in any Sears Modern Homes catalog, they did not offer any house that resembles this. I've got all of the modern homes catalogs in my collection. It's not a Sears kit, a craftsman style bungalow maybe but not from Sears. With a 1928 date they would have stamped/stenciled lumber to prove that.
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    Bookmark   October 30, 2014 at 12:44AM
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October 30, 2013
tlom wrote:
What is the paint color on the siding?
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It's been many years and I'm afraid I don't recall. Sorry.
    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 7:13AM
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October 7, 2013
wrcook89 wrote:
What is the siding reveal and the fascia board sizes?
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The siding was 8-1/4" with an 7" exposure. The fascia is 8" nominal, 7.5" actual.
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October 3, 2013
wrcook89 wrote:
What are the window trim sizes
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It's been quite awhile since we did this project but I believe it was a 6" nominal (5.5" actual) trim with back banding. Here's a closeup.
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March 5, 2012
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I will anxiously await the answers along with you. I too am guessing, looks like Benjamin Moore historic palate.
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January 18, 2012
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Benjamin Moore's Collector's Item is similar to the main color of the house. Try Benjamin Moore's Smoldering Red and Fraser Fir for similar trim colors.
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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Kit Houses Stand the Test of Time
Kit houses came in many different sizes, styles and types. All of the material for this Craftsman kit house would have been ordered through the retailer's catalog and delivered to site by rail and truck.
Earthy colors. Craftsman homes are often painted in a nature-inspired palette of browns and greens to help the low-profile bungalows blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Despite the mostly muted palettes, one or two contrasting colors are typically used to highlight architectural features like trim or decorative supports. Put your best foot forward. Regardless of the style of your home, painting architecture features a contrasting color is a great way to highlight your home's best features.
Laura Gaskill added this to How to Research Your Home's History
A special note for owners of kit homes. Kit homes sold through catalogs were once a popular and affordable option for new homeowners in America. If you discover that your home was built as a kit house from the old Sears catalog, your first stop should be the Sears Archives, where you can find photographs of all of the original Sears kit home designs and floor plans. This can also be a great help in determining if your home really is a Sears home. If paint colors are what you are after, there is a list of ones that were used on the original Sears homes, along with modern equivalents, available from Old House Journal.Of course, while Sears was one of the most popular, it was not the only manufacturer of kit houses — see Kit Houses Stand the Test of Time for more info on kit homes.
Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to Roots of Style: See What Defines a Craftsman Home
As I mentioned earlier, you could once order a kit (in this case from Sears) and have the entire house sent to your site for assembly. And you thought Ikea was complex!Joking aside, buyers of kit homes could take on the construction themselves or employ contractors to build them. Most were built near railroad depots, as by train was normally the method of shipment. Notice here how the details are simpler in comparison to the other examples. The form and overall impression maintain the Craftsman character.

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matching trim and windows
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I don't like the colours, but I do like the porch
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Another shed dormer idea.
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bump out and dormer
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the trim work
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This is a sears craftsman house
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Nice colors, nice size, nice detail at porch columns and porch roof. nice material on porch roof. Clean, not too dramatic - very relaxing
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like darker color around windows
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Porch and color scheme
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J: wood ceiling, stone base. K - don't really like much on this one :)
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Sears kit house
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Notice the trim accented in different colors. The porch railings & accents at the post supporting the porch roof line.
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really like this
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That rain downspout thing!
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I like this as well!
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shed dormer proportions
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love the custom Craftsman style
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I want made same of this villa next year .
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more comparable to existing home
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I would not have guessed that this was a kit, awesome, I lovevit
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This house has been misidentified. It's not from Sears.
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foundation solution to cover the cinder blocks
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must love green
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nice second story treatment.
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2 of 2 columns and color
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craftsman cape
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Down spout. Wainscot ceiling on porch.
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Bungalow style roof line I can use
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Posts; sq bay window; windows. needs stone
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dormer with porch overhang for addition?
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missing downspout extension on roof bushes too close to porch and foundation
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Siding optionx
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Rain Chain
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double dormer window
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I love those downspouts!
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Earthy Colors
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Chain downspout
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This is the most cost effective and possible option for US...
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