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Saturday, April 20, 2013

One Modern Dollhouse made from Contemporary Ranch and MiniTown Loft Dollhouse Kits

I bought the Contemporary Ranch Dollhouse a year ago. Looking at a recent video on youtube made me start thinking about it again. 1:12 Scale Contemporary Dollhouse I love how she used the space and left the small loft off. I had considered at the time that the Ranch was too small to really do anything with and I had plans to rework it with some new additions but I got stuck. When the MiniTown Loft dollhouse came out I thought about how the two could be combined because of similarities in design with little work. So when I started planning the Creole Dollhouse's Outbuilding, (of which I am still undecided) the MiniTown Loft Dollhouse came to mind again with a few modifications. So I ordered the kit. I dry built the MiniTown Loft Dollhouse and decided to dry build the Ranch Dollhouse to see if my earlier idea would work. All I did was to place them side by side(Loft is on the left and the Ranch is on the right), I need to add about three small walls to close up the gaps between the two buildings and figure out which walls need to be removable. What do you think?

I thinking of making this side the front of the house
The "black" wall is a piece of mat board
This is the view from the Ranch Dollhouse into the MiniTown Loft
This is the bedroom of the Ranch Dollhouse with mat board wall from the inside  
This is the view into the the Ranch from the MiniTown Loft
I am thinking of using this area as the kitchen
I would need to trim the sides of this roof to center it, I am considering using this as the rear of the house with patio


  1. This is going to be a lovely house when finished, I am sure. You did a good job up till now. Have fun decorating!

  2. Oops! My answer just disappeared. OK, new try.

    The two buildings look good together Jocelyn. I like the different elevations, it looks interesting from all angles.
    The only thing I would change is the column holding up the mezzanine floor. I think it looks a bit odd in the middle of the space. I would try to extend the floor a bit and add a beam underneath it, supporting the floor and connecting it to the other wall.

    I love this phase in a project, thinking of all the possibilities...Have fun!

  3. What a great idea! I can't wait to see the finished project!

  4. Thanks everyone for your comments so far, Josje, I like your suggestion and I agree. The column came with the kit and that is how it was supporting the floor above. The problem for me is to figure out what wall to remove inside that room especially. In this planning stage I have been going in through the large skylights. I don't want to leave the house in two parts.

  5. I like your new project. Enjoy!
    Bye, Faby

  6. This house looks great! Hannah