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  1. Hofco kits question

    Hello everyone, I have a question about the old Hofco kits. Did they come with windows, doors, stairs, trim, etc? 
  2. Hi - NH newbie

    Hi, I'm an old codger with a mini problem. I've inherited - rather my granddaughter has inherited for me to assemble - a Hofco Americana 242 in mostly box state. However, there are no assembly instructions. Does anyone know where they or a good copy exists that could be made available to me? First time builder, and not sure where all the parts go, nor really the best process to follow to assemble. Thanks for any help. Carl
  3. After working on it off and on for two years, including a move from NYC to Florida, illness, a family death et al, it is basically complete!  Have put it up for sale but if it doesn't sell right away I think I will rework the 2nd floor porch railings with the Real Good Toys porch railings or something along those lines. I find the uploading process here frustrating, so if you don't mind heading over to my blog, here's the link.  Would love to know what you think!  I visioned it as a Key West house, music-oriented, and wanted to have the color come from the furniture and artwork so have intentionally left the walls white.   Flooring is all removable template.  Feel so relieved to finally have this done! http://rockawayrosedollhouse.blogspot.com/search/label/Key%20West%20dollhouse and happy holidays to everyone from sunny Miami Beach! Arianna  
  4. This rare dollhouse which I have painted and decorated is my pride and joy. I purchased it as an unpainted shell from the original owner in NJ about 2 years ago. As you all know, Hofco made very high-end dollhouses in the 1980s which are very sought-after now (you can search for Hofco dollhouses on Ebay to see the kind of prices they fetch - a google search turns up an auction one year ago for the same make/model that went for over $2000). Made of cabinet-grade wood, this is a sturdy house but with delicate features. The 2-story porch is one of the widest dollhouse porches in the business. All of the windows are Hofco windows, and all of the doors with the exception of the swinging door to the kitchen which is a houseworks door. All furniture is included, and I will throw in the Ikea rolling cart base free of charge. Must pick up - Miami Beach Normandy Isle, Florida location - elevator building. Created in a smoke-free apartment. You will need at least two people to get it to your vehicle, and note dimensions: approximately 4 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft (dollhouse). Rolling cart is 58" long x 35" high x 15'" wide.Ground floor: 3 rooms: Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen 1st Floor: 3 bedrooms and hallway with French doors that leads out to porch. Top Floor: 2 rooms. I've painted the interior white, and left it that way for future owners to decorate as they wish. The floors are templates that are removable in case you'd like different flooring or want to electrify the dollhouse. Will include touch-up paint. You can see many more pictures of the dollhouse on my blog:https://rockawayrosedollhouse.blogspot.com/search/label/Key%20West%20dollhouseJust the furniture alone is approximately $900 so this is a deal. Priced to sell as I need to make room for other projects. Will consider serious best offers.
  5. Hello from Maryland

    Hi... new member here.. I'm from Maryland, and live not too far from the hometown of HOFCO Dollhouse company. I came across this group and joined because I came across a HOFCO Victorian Classic (KW214), with the add-on room. It is about 90% completed. I have several totes of building supplies (shingles, wallpaper, electrical items), which I believe is enough to complete the house, and a small amount of furniture. I am not really interested in finishing the dollhouse and interested in selling it. I have done some searching online as far as value, and even found an identical house that is completed and furnished , and being raffled off. They list the value at $18,000.00, which I truely find hard to believe. Here is the listing if your interested - http://westernpa.jdrf.org/dollhouse/ . I know this house is not nearly worth that, but have found other smaller non-completed houses for a few thousand. If you are interested please feel free to contact me and make an offer. I have attached a photo of the house, but have more photos posted on my website, just follow the link below. The instruction manuals for both the house and addition room are included, as well as the deed. Because of the size, local pickup only. Thanks, Steve http://steve-lamb.com/hofco-victorian.html
  6. Hello Everyone! I am new to the forums. My house is a Hofco Southern Dynasty. Circa 1988. I have recently started restoring it. It would be great if I could find a copy of a Southern Dynasty Deed, I just want to see what one looks like, I was a child when Santa brought my house so I have no recollection of the deed or knowledge where it could possibly be. My little sister had a Hofco Federal. I would be interested in seeing pictures of those as well! I will upload a few pictures soon. Thanks, Angela
  7. I have a large Hofco Houe Inc. Dollhouse for sale There are a number of accessories in addition to the house. Here is a link to the pictures. https://plus.google.com/photos/110381502681371850100/albums/5950802925874391825?authkey=COft1c-6laLFKA Located in Cary, NC.
  8. Progress.

    So much progress in just a few short weeks. I'm really starting to feel good about this!
  9. From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    The topiaries had brown bases when they arrived which didn't match very well. I reps intend them black then added some white for a distressed look. I love that the bases are square, they seem to match the lines of the house.
  10. Foundation corners

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    "Nipped" the bricks to make the corners work.
  11. French door with hardware

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    Finally added hardware to the French doors.
  12. Progress!

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    It's starting to come together.
  13. Railings on upper porch

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    I want to experiment with the porch railing. Considering painting it black, maybe just the spindles white with black rails, or maybe a fancier design all together.
  14. Haint blue porch ceiling

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    It looks a little more aqua in person. After I read the history behind the blue porch ceilings of the south I had to choose this color!
  15. From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    Painted the porch floors grey today (thanks for the ideas havanaholly) and put a third coat of black paint on the shutters. I realize things don't appear to be straight but everything is just resting temporarily, windows doors and shutters are not permanently affixed yet.
  16. Finished front door w/ hardware

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    Finishing touches! Brass knocker, knob, and kick plate added. Yes, the knocker works and there are two keys for the lock.
  17. Front view update

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    Still need to add the extra moulding around the French doors. But, this sure looks a lot better than a few weeks ago. Painting the shutters black now. Also need to add "glass" into windows and door along with brass door handles.
  18. From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    Using the suggestion of a friend and fellow enthusiast, I used a hair dryer and some gentle prying to deprecate the pieces of the old frame. Going to glue the to the new frame to have almost an exact replica and more accurate version of the original.
  19. New unfinished French door

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    My new French door arrived yesterday. While I was happy to get it I was more than a little disappointed in the lack of moulding on the frame compared to the one I have to replace. See the next image to view my remedy for this.
  20. Interior before

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    View if interior from back of house with attic open.
  21. Fresh coat of paint

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    Amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!
  22. The before: front of house

    From the album Southern Dynasty Restoration

    Needs love! Dingy and dinged up. Missing two windows and French doors.
  23. The before front

    Mostly dingy, dusty, dinged up, missing two windows, and French door. Needs some overdue love!
  24. From the album My Travel Finds

    My latest find. This was in NE Philly on Craigslist. I got it for $40 and the guy delivered it to my hotel. Normally I take them on the plane with me as checked luggage, but since I am in a walking boot I made a stop at FedEx Office on my way to the airport. I can't wait to get started!