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#21 pin1056

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:12 PM

How about a Sunset Strip beach motel with balconies and peach stucco and a decorating theme involving palm trees and pink flamigos?



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Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:49 PM

I'm fully prepared to enable you.

I see it as a San Francisco pained lady. The small footprint and height or so characteristic of a city, where land is hard to come by, so lots are small and they built upwards. The New Orleans idea also speaks to me.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:39 AM

Get it! Get it! Get IT!! If you can afford a Majestic Mansion, by ALL MEANS NECESSARY, GET IT! They are the most exquisite houses!!

The possibilities are endless! A hotel? A townhome? Oh MY!!!

When you do get it, I can't wait to see what you do with it!
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:13 AM

It's not that much money. Get it! :D
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:46 AM

Its beautiful! Love that Italiantette (sp?) style!

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:15 PM

Oh. My. Gawd.

I just got hit with a $623 veterinarian bill this morning. :woohoo:

Do you think it's an omen?

I don't begrudge caring for the cat, she's totally worth it :popcorn: ... but holy moley that's alot of money. :D

Sooo, it's going to be a couple of months before I can allow myself to even consider buying anything for myself.

Oh woe is me :cheer:
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:07 PM

Well, then it will just have to go on your birthday/holiday wish list. Hope the kitty's doing ok. :D

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:56 PM

Well, then it will just have to go on your birthday/holiday wish list. Hope the kitty's doing ok. :popcorn:


Yeah, since I have decided that particular dollhouse is "The One", it is no hardship to wait until later on in the year to buy it. That will give me time to research and develop a theme.
I saved the layout to my computer and a picture of the shell. That way I can shop for windows and doors, I don't know if I will go with the Bespaq ones or Houseworks or a combination of the two.

Kitty is doing much better than I expected. I was prepared for bad news, very bad news. However, most of her tests came back clear. So other than she is losing her marbles, has arthritis in her spine, got hit with a bb pellet over 12 years ago that I never knew about, needs antibiotics for her kidneys, ointment for some unknown ear ailment, and hand cooked food by yours truly... she's not doing that badly. :D
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:14 AM

Drats. I was really beginning to get into the whole B&B thing but then I realized that the floor plans on the other two houses lent themselves much better to that theme with less bashing.

I like this one because of the garage and not much roof to shingle. And I can have a rooftop garden.

Kelly, that was superb enabling! I can just see it now :popcorn:

Think it would look okay in stucco?



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And not only stucco, but stucco over stone, with a lot of the stone showing. Do you ever watch House Hunters International? You can pick up some of the episodes on Hulu.com. They have a lot of those shows in the French and Italian countryside. I was planning on making (was being the operative word here) a Tuscan house and I wanted to put it on a base so that I could run a little, narrow stairway down alongside the wall and to the street below, and also I wanted to run a walkway around the other side and put those big trees along the walkway - I don't know what they're called - like the ones in Gladiator that line the road to the guy's house every time they do a shot of his wife and kid. French doors to the outside in every room, because it's warm there and so your house is just an extension of the outside and big arched stone openings between the rooms. And I better shut up before I get another house myself. :D

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:24 AM

I'm sorry about your cat, Kathryn. Thank goodness she's going to be okay.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:13 PM

I'm sorry about your cat, Kathryn. Thank goodness she's going to be okay.


Thank you :D
She's back to being loud and bossy today. It's amazing, she acts like the frailest kitty in the world when we are at the vet's, but once we are home and it's time for her medicine... it's like wrestling a tiger. Wouldn't know she had arthritis, it's like she forgets all about it.

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Does anyone know where I might find suitable inspiration pictures of similar houses? Everything I have seen has them painted in white or grey... I'd like to do something with a little more color.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:59 AM

Being on the road without internet until now, I'm late to the party. The first thing I thought of when I saw the pictures was "department store", the kind with the tearoom/ restaurant in that top part.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:03 AM

OMG! That's gorgeous! You gotta get it! Just think of the dual access and the things you could do!!!!

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:57 AM

I think your enablers agree that you NEED this house. My idea would be to have some kind of a business - B&B, departments store, etc - and I would make the top section the owners' hideaway where they can get relief from the stress of the business. A lavish apartment, a garden on that wonderful flat roof, maybe a private pool :p
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 09:53 PM

I do like the idea of a cafe on the roof! :p

The house is on my wishlist. I think it will be my reward for catching up on all my other projects. I have so many unfinished structures; I will feel better and have more space if I finish them up. Except for the Albatross... that one can lurk in the basement for a while longer. :popcorn:

The medicine actually worked this time, and the bacteria is gone from her kidneys. :p
Hopefully this will mean that she will eat more and put on a little weight.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:07 AM

I have a Great Dane with special needs that eats up most of my mini money, so I feel your pain! As far as the house, :popcorn: ! I never even knew these existed! Yes, the price is a bit steep, but from the link you sent, if I read it right, it's not much more than my EST was with a good sale. Now that I've seen the house, I think I know what my next one will be! I would say, save your pennies, Christmas gift for yourself, YES! You can spend the next few months planning. I don't have many ideas myself at this point, the other posters had some great ones (as usual). I do like the beachy theme though! Best of luck with your kitty, I'm glad to hear she's already doing better. It does seem that when someone is planning a 'big' purchase, there's always something else that comes up! :p

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:05 PM

Here is a pic of a Morningside Mansion that is being built by a mini shop owner. She has done some bashing to it so it would look more like the 1/12 scale house. I took the pic the other day while visiting the shop. The house is adorable, she has not done any work inside yet.

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I have the same house in 1:12 scale (it is currently under a bed). The 1:12 scale kit is cut by Majestic Mansions but can only be purchased from the mini shop.

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I have been considering purchasing the Morningside Mansion so I would have the house in both scales. But while I have been collecting 1/2 scale Bespaq I am becoming concerned about finding enough 1/2 scale items to fill any 1/2 scale house. So I will continue to contemplate - decisions, decisions!



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Posted 26 June 2010 - 07:30 PM

i'd probably make the outside dirty and old and inside rooms for rent.
and then go totally nuts on decorating with every piece of miniature i have.


i would probably make one room for an alcoholic with empty wine bottles everywhere, one for an old forgotten actress who still thinks she is top of the bill, one for a biker who has his harleys stored in the garage, one room for an old excentric man/woman or a catlady and so on.
a leaking roof and plumbing thats gone to the dogs.

whatever you are going to do with it, i am sure it will turn out great!
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:01 PM

Nice house!

I think I may make a beach hotel out of mine when I get it. One of those informal hotels whose life started as someone's home, and gradually became a destination for an odd assortment of people. Cafe on the roof. Little umbrellas! Balconies in the front, some kind of fire escape thingy in the back. Lots of beach towels and bright colors, aged exterior and peeling paint.

There are lots of 1/2" miniatures available out there, but you have to know what you are looking for before you can find it. Some of the best things are handmade, I still have a gorgeous fern that someone made for me. Before I decided to rip my Fairfield apart, it was completely furnished and over 70% accessorised. Including dolls and pets.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:53 PM

I have a house kit that I'm saving for a "lower beach" hotel. It was also someone's home. It will be situated in Ocean City, MD at the boardwalk where high school and college kids crash for the week after graduation with lots of beer and bikinis. I want it to be in bad taste.
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