1940s Mail-Order “Modern Home” From Sears Roebuck Asking $969,000 in Venice

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Open House: Sunday Oct 18 between 2 PM – 5 PM

1087 Marco Pl, Venice

Price: $969,000

Beds, Baths: 3 BR, 2 BA

Floor Area: 1,200 sq. ft.

Per the Listing: “Yodel-ay-ee-oooh! * * All offers due 10/19 by 3PM. Collector’s item. This rare gem is a mail-order Modern Home from Sears, Roebuck and Company. From 1908-1940, Sears sold roughly 70,000-75,000 homes, where customers could choose a house to suit their individual budgets and taste. Whimsical details delicately play to the home’s charm emphasized with elaborate carved boards adding to the spirit of a Swiss chalet. Quaint 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with bonus room off garage. Located East of Lincoln, the “It” place to be, this lovingly kept longtime family home is ready for its next phase.”

Given the overheated state of Venice’s housing market, the chances of survival for this quaint little kit cottage/slice of Americana are probably pretty low, but hey, miracles sometimes happen, right? On a less depressing note, didja know that in addition to mail-order houses, at one time, Sears Roebuck also offered their customers the opportunity to purchase works of fine art, from a collection curated by Vincent Price?

1087 Marco Pl [Redfin]

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