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jeremy 09-24-2005 01:48 PM

What style is your house?
 
I guess I never gave much consideration to how many different style homes there were until my wife and I start shopping for a house. I thought it would be interesting to see what style homes everyone owns.

Ours is a Cape Cod.

designer 09-28-2005 07:55 PM

I am not sure what you mean by your home being a "cape cod". I should look into what my home is called.

Gary 10-03-2005 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by designer
I am not sure what you mean by your home being a "cape cod". I should look into what my home is called.

Ours might be a hienz 57 ?? The original home is 100+ years old and has been added onto 4 times as near as I can tell. All but the shell of some of the outside walls remain of the original, it's a story and a half now.

TxBuilder 01-13-2006 01:45 AM

I believe ours is called a "Craftsman" ..

dkpbxman 02-04-2006 11:12 AM

Mine is a one story ranch built on a slab.

inspectorD 02-04-2006 02:06 PM

Guess what.
 
Hey there TX Builder,
You say you may have a craftsman house? Did you know that it may be a Sears catalog home? No kidding, If you live close to a rail line thats the way they where delivered.If you can fing an old cataloge from the 20's or later you might just find your house and see how much it was sold for.

Happy hunting!!
Brian:D

Square Eye 03-24-2006 08:35 AM

I had a contract, maybe 12 years ago, to take out a wall, put in a load-bearing beam, build a new staircase and leave the wall open so it could be seen. The staircase looked real nice, my ex-wife has the pictures, I'll never see them again. Anyway, Many of the framing members were marked "Sears and Roebuck and Co." The house was 1 block from the railroad tracks in that tiny community. Since then, I have found 3 more in other areas. They were apparently pretty common.

My little farm house was a square 32x32 box then a previous owner added a little over half again to it on one end making it close to 1600sqft. Then they divided the land and sold the farm off around around it. I bought it 5 years ago, I've outgrown it, of course. We're going to put an upstairs in it within the next year or two. That should add another 700 to 800 sqft for us to outgrow.

Tom in KY, accumulator of junk on top of junk.HA-HA-Ha-ho-hum.

Bridgewater 03-24-2006 01:36 PM

You know, I saw a Docmentry on the History Channel on there old Catalog's and they had a segment on there about prefab homes. Not as we do today, but all the parts were sent to the job, some assembled and most not.
They were pre cut and ready to put in place, just like you would do a hobby model.

PaPaDan 03-24-2006 02:09 PM

Back in 77 we bought a shotgun house, actually it is the camelback shotgun. Here is the original Craftsman house. http://www.butlercountryknit.com/searshouse.gif

TxBuilder 03-26-2006 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by inspectorD
Hey there TX Builder,
You say you may have a craftsman house? Did you know that it may be a Sears catalog home? No kidding, If you live close to a rail line thats the way they where delivered.If you can fing an old cataloge from the 20's or later you might just find your house and see how much it was sold for.

Happy hunting!!
Brian:D

I live close to like 3 railroads. Night time it's a contest on which train can blow their horn the loudest for the longest! :eek:


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