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19 photos of mail-ordered Sears kit homes you didn't know still exist today

Bankrate Logo By Zoë Miller of Bankrate | Slide 1 of 20: The Sears, Roebuck and Company “kit home”In the 1900s, Sears, Roebuck and Company started the home-in-a-box trend with its catalog “kit homes.” Although Sears filed for bankruptcy in October 2018, its DIY houses will keep it’s legacy alive in neighborhoods across America.Comprising more than 10,000 pieces and materials, the kits retailed for between $600 and $6,000 (equal to between $8,400 and $84,000 today) and were available in about 270 styles.There’s no exact estimate of how many kit homes remain, but the company sold around 70,000 of them in the first half of the 20th century. Read on to see what they look like today.

The Sears, Roebuck and Company 'kit home'


In the 1900s, Sears, Roebuck and Company started the home-in-a-box trend with its catalog “kit homes.” Although Sears filed for bankruptcy in October 2018, its DIY houses will keep it’s legacy alive in neighborhoods across America.

Comprising more than 10,000 pieces and materials, the kits retailed for between $600 and $6,000 (equal to between $8,400 and $84,000 today) and were available in about 270 styles.

There’s no exact estimate of how many kit homes remain, but the company sold around 70,000 of them in the first half of the 20th century. Click or swipe through to see what they look like today.

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