Friday, December 13, 2013

How do you like it?



 I just loved this cottage when I saw it. It has great potential for a dollhouse. It is NOT my preferred style either. Sadly when I drew out plans, it was going to be too small for my collection. I really didn't want to enlarge it because part of its charm are the proportions.

I have never seen anything like those wrought iron pieces that are at the edge of the roof (attached to the house). If anyone knows about the use of those... I would love to know what they are about.

28 comments:

  1. love, Love, LOVE......this house!!! Yes, I see that it would lose its appeal if it was altered, but so much inspiration there.....keep looking, I know you will find the perfect house.

    Linda x (from sunny London....ha ha!)

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  2. Me too Linda. I have considered it for a VERY long time because I want a house that will look good in my living room. What ever I choose it has to be like a piece of furniture. A focal point of sorts.

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  3. Do you mean those black wrought iron rods just under the roof on the upper side of the walls? Perhaps they are gutters made of wrought iron for draining rainwater, or something like that?
    Ilona

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  4. Hola Catalina, yo también creo que son canalones para el drenaje del agua. Es muy bonita. Un saludo

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  5. Yes I think you are right. They are holding up the gutters. I rather like the look of them. If I had made those house I think I would have made them in the same scale but they might have been a bit more decorative.

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  6. Beautiful building. The cottage has such an atmosphere about it, you could almost feel the history! Kind regards, Brian.

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  7. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous house.

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  8. Es una preciosidad.Parece sacada de un cuento.

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  9. Or as our Canadian friends say "eaves troughs" :) Yeah I think they are supporting the gutters in a nice decorative way. This is a beautiful building--

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  10. Oh, that is really beautiful, it is a pity that it is too small, hope you find the right house soon, your lovely collection of miniatures deserves a special house to be displayed in!

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  11. Gorgeous house! The guttering supports are very pretty. The farmhouse I used to live in had a very plain utilitarian triangular version of these. Not something that draws your attention like these do!
    Hope you find the right house soon!

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  12. c'est vraie que c'est une architecture particulière.J'ai pensé à une chapelle au début .Rik Pierce crée des maisons dans cette forme là .Les supports pour gouttière me font pensé à des luminaires .

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  13. I just love it - size wise too since I love cottages. But you could always alter the style to better suit you.

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  14. What a great piece of architecture! I love all of the unexpected curves and the stonework. There are a lot of levels of detail. I would love to see the inside!

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  15. I want to live there Catherine, I think it would look fabulous in miniature, pretty complicated though. Like Troy I would love to see the inside.

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    1. I would move in there in a second.

      It is a very interesting design for a dollhouse. I never thought I would consider something like this. It would also have to be a open back dollhouse. Something else that I don't want to deal with. Not only because of dust but I have a feeling Kilmouski would try to move in one of those. ;-)

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  16. how sad that it wont work, maybe you can make it in half scale?

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  17. This is magical. I want to go inside and poke around. What a gem. Thank you for posting the photo.

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  18. I thought I left a message earlier, I get so distracted sometimes...
    It is a gorgeous house, shame it is too small for your collection to consider it as your dolls house. Is it an English house? It almost looks Dutch with those gables, although you hardly ever see very pretty houses like these in Holland.

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    1. The house is in England but I see the Dutch influence at the ends of the house. The architecture was described as European in the text where I found the photos.

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  19. It is very charming, nice play with depth of detailing and massing.

    Of course there is no rule saying that you can only have one dollhouse ;)

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    1. OMG! if i ever get one I'll be happy. haha

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  20. I LOVE this house and would love to make it myself one day. You say it is in England - can you tell me where it is? I'm wondering if I could go and take some more working photos of it myself. It looks like it's the lodge at the entrance to a bigger house perhaps?

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    1. I have no idea where it is. I would love to see more pictures of it myself.

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  21. I'm a bit late but i finally have the chance to catch up on posts now the pressure is of my work. This is a very cute cottage indeed. It's been said already but the iron supports look like to be for the gutters. I can relate to being a homeless girl. And then trying to find a suitable design isn't easy… There's so much to consider, all based on your personal circumstances and taste. Good luck on your hunt!

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  22. A beautiful charming little house! I would love to live in there :-)

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  23. Salve Catherine! Questo splendido edificio mi ricorda tanto le dollhouses che realizza la bravissima Frances England di England's Magic....ma, penso, che tu la conosci già! :-)
    http://awf-restorations.co.uk/restoration-services/englands-magic/

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