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Jenn, I wonder, if there is the possibility that your e-mail to the Beacon Hill craigslist seller went into the spam folder or perhaps the seller's reply(replies) have gone to your spam folder.

Here is one of our craigslist stories:  A few months ago, we put an offer in on a Dura Craft Alpine kit.  We told the seller it would be later in the week before we could meet with him to pay for it and pick it up.  Not long after, we saw that he lowered the Craigslist price even lower than what we offered to pay.  Finally, the day before we would be in the seller's city we e-mailed and arranged to buy the kit for the new lower price.  The next morning we texted to confirm meeting time and place, but when we arrived he was not there.  We texted again and he said he forgot we were coming.  He eventually showed up 45 minutes later with the kit.  We had a quick and pleasant meeting with him.  The kit was as advertised and he even covered the kit box in a large plastic bag so it would not get wet in the rain.

We still wonder why he lowered the price.  Perhaps, he did not think we were serious about buying it.    

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9 hours ago, thriftymini said:

Jenn, I wonder, if there is the possibility that your e-mail to the Beacon Hill craigslist seller went into the spam folder or perhaps the seller's reply(replies) have gone to your spam folder.

Here is one of our craigslist stories:  A few months ago, we put an offer in on a Dura Craft Alpine kit.  We told the seller it would be later in the week before we could meet with him to pay for it and pick it up.  Not long after, we saw that he lowered the Craigslist price even lower than what we offered to pay.  Finally, the day before we would be in the seller's city we e-mailed and arranged to buy the kit for the new lower price.  The next morning we texted to confirm meeting time and place, but when we arrived he was not there.  We texted again and he said he forgot we were coming.  He eventually showed up 45 minutes later with the kit.  We had a quick and pleasant meeting with him.  The kit was as advertised and he even covered the kit box in a large plastic bag so it would not get wet in the rain.

We still wonder why he lowered the price.  Perhaps, he did not think we were serious about buying it.    

What a strange story! But you got the lower price - nice!! I have sent 2 emails, using different email addresses, checked my spam...all to no avail. Either the seller just isn't responsive, unaware that emails are coming in, or it has sold. Oh well. It isn't as if I need another house, I just couldn't resist it at this price. It IS funny to see the price go lower and lower than what I offered - lol! Nothing I can do! I am actually laughing it off now.

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Well I used a different email account just to see if that would help - and heard back from seller...house is still available. I can't get it until this weekend due to work, but if it is meant to be, then I just may have my built Beacon Hill later this week. That would be the last house on my miniature-bucket list. I will be complete! lol! So I say. It needs plenty of finish work, but it looks to have everything done that I never can do myself. We shall see! The price is just right.

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Fantastic Jenn!... How wierd about the email account? Wonder what that was all about. Maybe it was going into their spam box. I hope you get it :D 

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I got it I got it I got it I got it --it is here with me now --and it is even better in person. It seems to have real copper on the dormers! Needs some TLC but well built and someone used wood filler for smooth joints on exterior. Well shingled. Missing two window inserts but trim is all there and well sanded. Interior is primed but unfinished. Oh except the staircase...they tried to finish the hallways wirh green marble and gold(???) weird BUT I so love this house.

I got it for $60. Seller even delivered (!!!!). It was destined for me. My Beacon Hill is finally here --love it. Collection feels complete at last. Cross this one off my bucket list! Its such an impressive house --I see why it is a favorite. Oh but question --why is tower designed to be closed up?? Every room counts in a dollhouse...I'm so surprised it isn't designed to be a real room. I'm trying to figure out how to convert that to an open room. 

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6 hours ago, Elsbeth said:

...I'm trying to figure out how to convert that to an open room. 

If I were building the kit I would carefully cut and hinge whichever wall gave me least conspicuous access.  Since it's already built, perhaps you could do this with one of the tower walls (the joy of the thin wood used to make these kits is that it cuts easily!)

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Yay Jenn! I'm so excited for you! And how awesome he delivered too!! 

I just went and looked at my tower, and there's a piece I didn't punch out, which would have made the third story hallway go all the way up into the tower. My plan, when I get back to it, is to leave that piece there to create a floor, and then cut out the back part of the tower roof between the supports. Somewhere here has done that, although I can't remember who, and it makes a nice little room. 

So, even already built, you should be able to do that by carefully cutting out that back roof, and adding a floor. :)

 Have fun!!

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Here she is - the new $60 baby:

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I haven't been working in 1:12 in a long time, but this will be fun break in between 1:48 projects. It seems so HUGE! 

The house has great sturdy bones and I like the exterior as it is - so I will just be repairing and accessorizing it (and replacing the windowboxes). The interior is primed but blank (except for green marbelized staircases...interesting choice). It's going to take some effort to decorate but it will be fun. I am amazed at how impressive this house is in person. It is so wonderfully Second Empire.

Totally worth the 10 year wait.

 

 

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I think I'd lose the window boxes, they're so non-elegant on a totally elegant building.

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10 hours ago, Elsbeth said:

Here she is - the new $60 baby:

Totally worth the 10 year wait.

 

 

Ohhhhhhhhhh... love, love, love it! Congrats, Jenn!

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Where are our Los Angeles members here? I found this on Offerup in LA.

 

This is a lot like RGT's front-opening Victorian, but it's 4" longer and that means more room in the kitchen area. And for this price, it's a steal:

https://offerup.com/item/detail/400911127/?ref=Search

 

And can you believe this one? A kid's house? It's the ACP Queen Anne Rowhouse, although I have no idea if it has the back and side doors. I'm dyin' here, people!

https://offerup.com/item/detail/378276770/?ref=Search

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