Originally published by Laraine Shape on February 19, 2014
A beautiful SEARS Roebuck Vallonia model at 278 Sharon Rd., Springdale, Ohio
One of the most popular kit homes sold by Sears Roebuck was the Vallonia model, a beautifully designed craftsman bungalow with many distinctive features. This SEARS home located at 278 Sharon Rd., on the edge of Glendale, Ohio is a perfect example. Many of its original features are still intact including its distinctive grouped porch pillars, porch railing, windows, storm windows, doors, elaborate barge boards and rafter ends. All of this nestled on a beautiful, expansive half acre + lot. What a beauty!! According to the Hamilton County Auditor’s Office, this home was built in 1924 and consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
Sears billed the Vallonia as a “Real prize bungalow. It meets many living conditions because it lends itself to future growth without the expense of changing roof or foundation.” (Sears gave customers the option of purchasing this kit with 2 bedrooms and an unfinished attic or as a finished 4 bedroom home.
Maybe we’ll get a chance to see the inside one of these days!