A Sears Kit Home Goes Modern In Alexandria

A Sears Kit Home Goes Modern In Alexandria

Leah Moss
Aug 6, 2010

Sturdy Sears kit bungalows were once a DC area staple. In some cases they made up entire neighborhoods until the era of McMansions saw many leveled to make room for larger digs. Thankfully, couple and architect duo, Theodore Adamstein and Olivia Demetriou, decided to go a refreshingly different route with their own 1923 kit home.

Jennifer Sergent at UrbanTurf explains that the couple, principal architects of Adamstein & Demetriou and known for their luxe modern spaces, were attracted to the property for the view. However, rather than tearing down the little structure to make room for their dream home, they incorporated the original house into it. Aside from a small jut-out on the side of the house, the home's facade has all the appearances of a charming little Sears home. But that's about where the similarities between it and its kit counterparts end.

Adamstein and Demetriou created a thoroughly modern addition in back complete with stories of windows that allow the family to take in the gorgeous views of the Potomac that first drew them to the property.

Check out the full article, including details of this home's listing price (yes, it's on the market!) over at Urban Turf.

Images: via Urban Turf

One of my favorite homes growing up was a tiny Sears-Kit bungalow from the 1920s. Space was at a minimum, but the layout was functional and humanly proportioned, and w

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