Between 1908 and 1940, Sears Roebuck sold over 70,000 kit house packages in 447 different designs. Traditional in design, they were really modern in their amenities. Many are still around; Take a tour of one in a museum here. The Sears Roebuck Home was a pioneer in prefab.
In Washington, DC, a family "loved their Dutch Colonial home", a Sears Van Jean, so they decided to add onto it. It is the first time I have seen the blending of a classic Sears home with the more modern modular technology. It could have been a wonderful blend of the old and new technologies. Alas, it is the exact opposite.
From a design perspective, it was interesting to marry a pitched roof addition with a Mansard, but in the end, everyone was pleased with the result.
In the end, there is not a whole lot left of the beloved Dutch Colonial; this has been stuck in front of it and an addition has been stuck behind it, and the whole thing has been wrapped in pink stucco. I just don't know what to say.