This “Sears, Roebuck Kit” House in Troy Needs to be Loved Back to Life, $75K

  |  June 10, 2022

If ever a home needed some lovin’, it’s this little four-bedroom in Troy.

It was built in 1938 from a Sears, Roebuck and Co. kit, and the current homeowners have lived here since 1939! As you can see from the outside, the home has great bones and a lot of charm—but the inside needs a lot of work.

Enter into a parlor/living room. The arched doorways are an iconic detail with the Sears kit homes. There’s a hardwood floor under that old carpet, but probably some mold issues, as well.

Next, you’ll walk into a dining room that needs just as much work.

The listing doesn’t include a full photo of the kitchen. But here’s a peek.


Want a closer look? This is as close as we’ll get, unfortunately.

Here’s a look at the hardwood floors. The listing describes four bedrooms, but that includes a conversion of the basement, so there’s most likely two up, two down. The livable space is 950 square feet, with 350 additional square feet in the basement.


In that same vein, there’s one bathroom on the main level and one in the basement. Although the tiling here looks good, it most likely won’t survive the wiring and plumbing repairs that are needed.

The attic is large and would be a great primary suite, after some work.

The property is a shade under a half-acre on a residential street with mature trees. It’s actually three lots cobbled together, side-by-side, with a deed for each lot that would be purchased together by the buyer.

But if you’re interested, you’ve gotta move fast: This deal is cash-only, and the best and final offer is due by 7pm Thursday, June 16.

If you’ve got cash in hand, and want to bring this tired beauty back to life, find out more about 8 Billings Avenue, Troy, from Kyle Bryce with Bryce Real Estate.

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