Well...maybe just a suggestion. I'm no business guru, but I know what I like...
More than 70,000 of these complete kit homes sold through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company between 1908 and 1940.
I find the smaller homes absolutely charming, and perfect for a first or second home. Of course they would need a few modern amenities, such as more than one bath. That's where Sears would bode well to pair up with a young designer that is adept at "classic", with a modern sensibility.
Grant Gibson would be an excellent choice. His aesthetic packs a punch in even the tiniest of spaces.
Sears offered more stately homes for those with a larger budget.
This is where I would suggest a pairing with a known entity in the design world. It would have to be someone who is synonymous with well done home exteriors and gardens.
I know, I know...but you would keep her "outside", where frankly, she's perfection...
Like the Southern Living Magazine Home Plans franchise, I'm sure that Sears could make a fortune reintroducing these timeless designs.
...nine rooms and a bath, and breakfast together every morning in the alcove...