Here is a rough estimate floor plan of my little fisherman’s cottage along with a few photos. (Click on the image to see it bigger.)
As you can see, the dining room and entry way are going to be very, very tricky to decorate. Since there are no open walls, just little door ways.
The second floor has two bedrooms, one above the living room and one above the kitchen and dining room. (You can see the demolition has begun!)
Above the staircase is a little bathroom.
And above the entry is a hallway. I had to remove the second story windows to reach it, so this photo is taken from the second story window.
One of the really fun things about this house is that it’s laid out like a real house. Most dollhouses are only one room deep, which makes sense since two rooms deep, like this one, gets very difficult to decorate. But, because of that they are also quite small if you translate their square footage to life-size. For example, my other dollhouse, even though it is three floors and seems huge, in real life, it is only an 880 square foot house.
This house, however, because of the realistic floor plan would be over 1,300 square feet (bigger than our real house). It also takes up most of my 5′ x 3′ desk because it’s so big.
The windows are actual glass, and actually double paned. The pane dividers are made of paper and sandwiched in between the two panes. The little shudders looked neat in pictures, but up close they were not great. They were actually pieces of a cigar box from the 50s cut up and wrapped in paper.
Oh, the house also came with a big bag of furniture. Which I artfully spread out and photographed and then promptly lost the photographs. There’s cool stuff, I’ll show you sometime.
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