Saturday 24 August 03:31 PM
The Sears kit Craftsman Bungalow was a quality home in countless ways, but in a very compact package. Usually 1,008 to 1200 square-feet of house, and yet it had a myriad of fine features such as wainscoting topped with plate-rail in the dining room, beamed ceilings in the living room, with bookcase colonnades between the dining and living rooms. Cabinetry in the colonnades and built-in-bookcases by the fireplace featured leaded-glass doors.
In 1919, they averaged about $1,250 delivered by rail. Paying local tradesmen to build would cost about that much in addition too. Not bad for that cool pad!