Dutch Colonial Gordon Van Tines Kit Home

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Dutch Colonial is a Gordon Van Tines Kit Home.  Van Tines kit homes are often mistaken for Sears Catalog homes.  I wrote briefly about Sears Catalog homes in Ranch Style House Time Traveler where I want to go back in time to the early 1900s to buy a Sears home for the Back To The Future price of $650-$4,400.

This Dutch Colonial is however, a Gordon Van Tines mail order Kit Home.  If you live in the Haddam, Connecticut area it is on the market for $549,000.  Built back in 1929, the house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1650 square feet on 3 acres. I fell in love with the house at first glance.  The exterior blue color melts my heart. The porch entrance and whimsical half-moon shutters seal the deal.  I want to wear it around my wrist like a charm bracelet.  I don’t say it lightly.  This Dutch Colonial exudes charm.

Dutch Colonial Gordon Van Tines Kit Home

The house still has the original kitchen and bathroom features. The listing details on OldHouses says this Dutch Colonial is a “Classic Gambrel Kit Home.” 

Dining Room with built-in corner hutch oldhouses.comJust a wonderful original corner hutch in the dining room that I want to steal.

Dutch Colonial for sale oldhouses.comCan you believe how wonderful this fireplace is with the two Butler Cabinets?

Dutch Colonial for sale on oldhouses.com The most darling kitchen is completely intact from the original catalog design.  Now this is an apron sink!

Read some more about this for sale by owner Dutch Colonial and see other rooms in the house here.

Send me an email if you know of a Sears Catalog or Van Tines Kit Home.  There are large neighborhoods of Sears homes in my area that I plan to visit this spring and summer.

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