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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Le Chateau becomes a New Orleans Creole Style Townhouse

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


  1. Fantastic! I love it when a new project is started!!
    Good luck, not that you'll need it.
    best wishes

  2. Dear Jocelyn, This is a wonderful kit and I will be very interested to see what you do with it. There seems to be quite a few new projects beginning. I started mine in 1991 and cannot imagine finishing. I just get distracted so easily!
    I do admire a man that will give power tools away for Christmas . .... a great gift for a minimaker.
    regards and all the best for 2013

  3. Good luck with your new project.
    Bye Faby

  4. that looks like a fun build, I know it sounds cliche but I cant wait to see what personal touches you put on this dollhouse.

    you should enter urban challenge

    take care


  5. What is the urban challenge and what is the timeline? It will be a while before I start on this house. I need to finish two others I started on before the bakery.