Kennet House(Dolls house) built by architect John McColgan 1989 with authentic materials. This is an exact 1:12 copy of an existing 1870's house in Ludlow, Shropshire, using the original house plans. The house is built with local stone, each stone was cut and dressed by hand.
The bricks and roof tiles were pressed into purpose-made moulds, dried then kiln fired. A fine cement mortar was sourced. Lead used on the roof ridges, valleys, hips, shakers, aprons and flashings.
Thin glass was sourced and a diamond cutter was used to cut it. The rain-water down pipes were uniquely uses to hide the hinges. The house is built in four sections to reduce the bulk and weight. 3 Ground and first floor.Reinforced threaded slots are incorporated in the sides of each section into which lifting handles are screwed, so that each section can be lifted without interfering with the fabric of the house. The house has a timber framed core onto which the stone and brick are applied.
The floor consists of floor joists and polished pine floor boards and the roof timbers, rafters, ties and battens are all authentically laid in place as in the existing house. Windows, architraves and skirting boards are waxed Peruvian mahogany. The tiled entrance hall and quarry tilled cellar are all individually laid by hand. The stairs are made to match the existing ones and wax polished.
Stone steps lead to the cellar where the kitchen, wash room, wine cellar a store are situated. There is a beautiful hand-made Victorian porcelain bathroom suite (a limited number made by E W Koch).The walls of the house opens in eight places to reveal all the rooms. The kitchen in the cellar is fitted with a Belfast sink and draining board and an Aga cooker.
All the doors and windows open and shut in the normal way. There is a bespoke electric turntable which enables the house to revolve once every two minutes clock wise or anti clockwise.Incorporated into this is a circular copper track which transfers electricity to enable the lights to work while the house is revolving. It is mounted on a 3x3 sturdy pine table which is concealed behind a velvet drape. This was John McColgans first dolls house to be built with authentic materials. It took him two and a half years to build it. He has since built many more houses , two of which are in museums in London and Los Angeles.
Kennet house is a beautiful copy of the original and it would be an amazing asset to someone who will appreciate its beauty and architecture and would enjoy lovingly furnishing it over the years. I brought the house from John McColgan and it has had no other owners. Any further questions are welcome. The item "Dolls house (Authentic Miniature Victorian House)" is in sale since Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls' Miniatures & Houses\Dolls' Houses".The seller is "2003js" and is located in Lewes. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.