One very big sukkah in search of a new home

Richard and Gale Wilgoren in years past served a couple of dozen guests in their sukkah, which was decorated for the Sukkot festival by family members but now sits in their garage. –Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

NEWTON — The sukkahs peeking from side yards or placed atop driveways here are mostly modest affairs, scrap-wood lean-tos or prefabricated pop-ups erected annually for the weeklong Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, room inside for six or eight at the table, maybe a snug 10.

Then there is the Wilgoren sukkah, comfortably seating 24, ordered not from or its many competitors, but crafted by a Brookline carpenter in 1974. It boasts a floating floor, filigreed sconces, and all-weather wiring, with walls fashioned from 14 interlocking panels — hunter green outside, handsomely varnished inside.

Or rather, then there was the Wilgoren sukkah, resting in pieces now for the second straight Sukkot, which this year ends Thursday evening. Hard by the Green Line tracks near Newton Centre, it sits inside Richard and Gale Wilgoren’s garage. Though even here, disassembled and draped in a tarp, it seems roughly as big as a Lincoln Continental.