This Sears Langston caught my eye while searching for an entirely different house on Zillow. The distinctive and memorable porch posts remain to proclaim their Sears heritage despite a rather clumsy addition on the side of the house. Images from the 1918 Sears catalog show the house as it was originally conceived.
The Langston as it appeared in the 1918 Sears Catalog. Image courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture via Archive.org.
A Langston built in Rochester, Pennsylvania. Image from zillow.com.
Interiors of the Langston as they appeared in the 1918 Sears Catalog. Image courtesy of the Canadian Centre for Architecture via Archive.org.
Realtor’s photo of the living room. The room differs from the Sears catalog plan in that it has a mirrored door adjacent to the corner staircase (which itself is now open to the room rather than being hidden behind a door). Presumably this is a coat closet carved from the generous pantry shown on the floor plan. Image from zillow.com.
Realtor’s photo of the dining room. The woodwork and picture rail are identical to that shown in the catalog. The light fixture is not the same, but is period-appropriate and possibly original to the house. Image from zillow.com.
The less-than-graceful addition as seen from the back yard. Image from zillow.com.