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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.
The Hofco Americana is complete! Phew!
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!
and happy holidays to everyone from sunny Miami Beach!
Early Hofco Americana House for sale
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:
Just 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.
I've found my Dream House! A Hofco Victorian Farmhouse
The search is over, my stash is complete, I think I won an auction on eBay for a Hofco Victorian Farmhouse kit new in the box, I am so excited!! I've been checking all afternoon to see if they accepted my offer and they countered and I bought it!!!! I recently got a family of Cacao dolls with metal hands and feet and they have claimed it already, they have good taste. I can't wait to get it and see how it wants to be decorated, so happy!