As cities grew, many people with the means invested in plexes and became landlords as well as homeowners. Sears answered that demand with a series of designs including Modern Home No. 264P247. A craftsman style four-plex, each unit has two bedrooms and one bath, a front porch for enjoying a cigar and back porch for service needs. A light shaft cores the building and delivers light to the centrally-located bathrooms.