The Strathmore

1935 Sears Honor-Bilt Homes

1935 Sears Catalog: The Strathmore

“I am very proud of my “Honor Bilt” home. The arrangement of all the rooms and wardrobes is ideal and much time and money was saved by the material being ready cut. I was well pleased with the superior quality of all the material which you sent and I figure that I saved about $1,000.00 by buying from you. If I should ever build another home it would be an “Honor Bilt.”—Dency Adams, Bowling Green, KY

1935 Sears Catalog: The Strathmore

The lure of the old world charm and the luxury of the new world comfort are incorporated in this beautiful six-room bungalow. Never before has there been an opportunity to build a home of such distinction and quality at low price made possible by our improved methods and facilities. Equal to the skill with which stucco, stone, brick and wide shingles are used in the English exterior, is the elegance and completeness of the interior appointments.

Stucco is planned to be used on the front wall between the left corner and chimney, and 24-inch shingles with wide exposure on the balance of the walls. The foundation is 34 feet wide in front and 28 feet wide in back. The length is 41 feet 9 inches, plus 6 feet 5 inches for the cement terrace. Six rooms, four closets, bath, extra lavatory, spacious vestibule and numerous built-in features are included.

Colors which will emphasize the protecting sweep of the roof as it shelters the entrance, and enhance the contrast which makes the exterior effective, would be as follows: Buff stucco, cream stone, dark red and brown brick and gray wood shingles.

The front entrance from the terrace is into a large vestibule containing closet for outer wraps and forms the passageway to the living room, lavatory and front bedroom.

The living room is 20 feet 6 inches wide by 13 feet 8 inches deep and is well lighted by a balanced grouping of five windows and three casement sash above window seat. Every perspective of this room is good as to the proper size and placing of plaster arches, central fireplace, window seat with recessed bookcases and coved ceiling.

The dining room is of ample size and has two large windows.

The kitchen is at the left where you will find an ideal arrangement which makes the duties in this part of the home a pleasure. Broom closet, counter unit, two wall units and refrigerator (furnished at option prices) occupy the space along the back wall.

The compactness of this plan, plus the high quality of material and our famous ready-cut method of construction, enable you to obtain a dignified attractive home at the lowest possible cost.

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