Haus Schwatz: Cati's DC Real Estate


Mail-Order House Of The Week: A 1920s Sears "Cornell"

This charmer -- currently for sale -- can be found in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC -- it even has a a Metro station close by. Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, Downtown DC, parks, trails, a huge shopping mall -- all can be reached within minutes.

The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, plus a great family room addition in the back. It's listed by Aaron Seekford of Arlington Realty for $750,000 and will be open this Sunday, July 1st, from 1-3 pm. (So, if you are going to watch the big final of the European soccer championship you can still make it back in plenty of time!)

Find more info and pictures in the original source here: "Cozy Cornell In A Convenient Corner."

Sears Cornell in Addison heights/Arlington VA

Front photo courtesy of MRIS, catalog page from 1925 Sears kit house catalog.

© 2012, Catarina Bannier


Comment balloon 2 commentsCatarina Bannier • June 27 2012 12:04PM


Hi Caterina, a quaint home. It is a good return on the original price of $1,698.00 It looks

like Sears did a big business selling "kit homes" in your area.

Have a great day.

Posted by Irene Durocher, (Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT) about 7 years ago

Hi Irene,

yes -- it's amazing. And in most cases, the owners/sellers/buyers and even the agents have no idea! I doubt that that those houses would be the best fit for the Florida climate, but I', not sure.

And of course, you'd have a great return on any house from the 1920s that's still in great shape :-) .

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Compass) about 7 years ago