Sears & Roebuck Craftsman finds a buyer in Venice

Lauren Beale
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Throwback Thursday: Early kit home from Sears & Roebuck sells in Venice

The Craftsman-style Sears & Roebuck home in Venice featured on Sept. 25 has sold for $2,205,750. It had been listed at $2.495 million.

The catalog company was an early home builder of sorts from 1908 until 1940, selling houses with precut and fitted materials through its Modern Homes mail-order program, according to Sears Archives.

This house, built in 1923, has been updated and adapted over the years yet maintains many period details.

A rosebush-lined brick walk through the yard leads to the front porch, which opens to a living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors. The 2,330 square feet of interior space includes a den, a dining room, a central hall, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The upstairs master suite has a second wood-burning fireplace and a claw-foot tub in keeping with the era.

The kitchen features a vintage stove, a breakfast nook and custom cabinetry. French doors at the back of the home open to a rear garden. There are four porches in all.

The two-story home has changed hands several times in recent decades, selling for $825,000 in 2002, $600,000 in 2000 and $82,000 20 years ago.

Winston Cenac and Golda Savage of Bulldog Realtors handled the transaction.

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