The Normandy

1935 Sears Honor-Bilt Homes

1935 Sears Catalog: The Normandy

This attractive French or Normandy type house is another good example of a flexible plan, giving the maximum livable area at the lowest cost consistent with good construction. Distinguished by a beautifully designed turret, capped with antique weathervane and supported by half timber and stucco pediment, forming an interesting circular shaped vestibule.

1935 Sears Catalog: The Normandy

The exterior walls as shown in the photograph, are planned for brick (not included in base price). We recommend using common brick painted white for best appearance. Stained shingles or wood siding can be used with equally pleasing results and at a considerable saving in cost.

1935 Sears Catalog: The Normandy

The Floor Plans

The newest and one of the most popular ideas being used for both city and suburban homes is the “stepped-up” floor plan. By studying floor plans, you will note four levels. First – Excavated portion containing game room, laundry and heater room. Second – Regular floor level with living room, dining room and kitchen. Third – Two bedrooms and bath and Fourth – If you desire to finish a third bedroom, a half flight of stairs carries you to the space over the living room.

The economical feature of this home is that you have to excavate only for a depth of 3 ft. (average excavation is 5 ft.) for the left wing only. This entire area can be planned for basement, if desired as the front part provides recreation room or attached motor room. Some have used this space for maid’s room and lavatory.

Note the large “L” shaped room devoted to living room and dining room. A pair of French doors in the back wall of the dining room opens on to the terrace. Kitchen is planned to receive all equipment necessary for step saving work center.

What Price Includes

Our base price includes all the material needed for this home consisting of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, shingles, building paper, hardware, metal and paint material according to general specifications shown on pages 8, 9, 10 and 11. All Lumber furnished in convenient lengths.

Study introductory pages of this book and select the options which are carefully explained for your convenience. Buy your home from Sears and become a happy satisfied home builder.


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