I plan to turn this kit into a Creole Style Townhouse at the turn of the century. The Chateau has the bones without too much kit bashing, most of the look of the townhouse will come from the additions. I bought three books to help me. I will add a lower floor (basement) that will have a carriage entrance, right now I am undecided about french doors or windows on this floor. There will be a small courtyard and a facade of an outbuilding with two floors. I am not sure how historically accurate this project will be but I will try to stay as close as I can without compromising my taste and tolerance, which as always been the problem for me with dollhouses done in certain periods. I love to look at them but to decorate one feels too restricted for me creatively. The idea came to me after I purchased the creole mixed race dolls from Jo and I really like the story line she created with the post. http://jocelynsdollhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-polymer-clay-dolls-by-jomed.html I have always loved the architecture in New Orleans and my great grandmother was born in Louisiana. I thought it would make an interesting dollhouse with an interesting family to go with it.
|This book is my major reference and the 2 pages below|
|picture of a creole townhouse from the book|
|picture of an outbuilding from the book|
|this book has more contemporary interiors|
|this one will be more for the historic interiors|