I fell in love with this house as soon as I saw it at the MINIATURA EXHIBITION at the NEC in March 2014. Chris & his wife were showcasing this house as their main feature, being newly built and based on a REAL HOME.Despite having it for 4 years, I have never actually used or decorated the house because of ill health. I've been collecting furniture but never added any furnishings until today for the photographs. That said, it's still a beautiful piece to have on show. 12 photographs are not enough to show off all the beauty of this house. THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS MAGNIFICENT.
Especially on such a small scale. For example, there are 2 tiny grids on the edges of the flat roof "garden" to help drain away the rain as well as drain pipes. There are 2 gorgeous Art Deco fireplaces.Wall-lights, doors and windows are made in the Art Deco style. PHOTOS DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE. As it's difficult to highlight the features and scale. You will notice little features within the building that are so typical of the era; that's part of the beauty of Toptoise houses. I wish I could include at least twice as many pics to show off the special features. I could spend hours describing the features too. Chris works very hard on the making of his pieces spending hours on creating so many features to fit in with the period of the house. Like me, he is a perfectionist!
All lights work independently from switches on one side of the house base. With front facing, the row of switches is on the bottom right of the base. BUILT ON TO A PLATFORM WITH TURNTABLE , THE HOUSE CAN BE MOVED ROUND TO BRING ANY SIDE TO THE FRONT so all sides can easily be accessed.
Even when not in use, the house is still an attractive piece to look at. I would really like to sell this one to someone who can appreciate & enjoy it. MOST FURNITURE SHOWN IS FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES & NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE but I may be able to include a few items. Although some pieces will be listed separately - just when will depend on priorities.HOUSE: Width: 27.5" / 70cm, Height: Ground Floor Only - 8.25"/ 21cm to top of railing OR 14.25"/ 36cm to top of chimney (+ base height), Depth: 20.5"/ 52cm. BASE: Width: 31.5" / 80cm, Height: 1.25"/ 3cm, Depth: 24.25/ 62cm. You will require a transformer though to use the lights & fire.
Unfortunately, I have never bought enough for all of my houses & some require 2 so they have to share. Please ensure you have enough space to fit the house into your transport. (or will pack up carefully if you wish to use a courier service but this would be at your risk).I have used the service of Shiply in the past to find a suitable courier at the right price. I would advise checking with potential couriers that they will treat the house and contents with care. I do have one contact who may be able to offer a competitive price depending on where you live & I have now been recommended another careful & reasonable courier so could pass on these details if you wish.
If you'd to see any particular part of the house and have Whatsapp, please contact me on 07973 10 20 12 & I will photograph it for you. Any observations are in my opinion & so could be open to interpretation but I strive to give an honest & full description. I declare even the slightest deviation for storefresh as I like my buyers to know what to expect and not be greeted by any unpleasant surprises. I check my items thoroughly when listing and disclose even the slightest variation from new. I offer this only because I KNOW that all of my items are AUTHENTIC.I have a good reputation & wish to keep it that way. In the event of any dispute, please contact me in the first instance.
The item "1/24 Scale TOPTOISE Chris Rouch ART DECO HOUSE -Superbly Made -Individual Lights" is in sale since Monday, September 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls' Miniatures & Houses\Dolls' Houses". The seller is "bajan-queen" and is located in Lytham St.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.