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#1 ica171

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:16 AM

I got this on Craigslist for $50. I thought it was a kit, but it's handmade. It's pretty big--I can't remember the exact measurements, but it's something like 25 inches tall and 32 inches long. 

 

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Sorry for the crappy side picture--it's a little too heavy to pick up and turn around alone, plus it was in the corner.

 

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It came with three books and a kit. The kit looks like it's been started, but only as far as a few pieces being punched out. It looks like everything's still there.

 

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I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do with it; it hasn't spoken to me yet. Gambrel roof definitely says farmhouse to me, maybe '50s? 



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:22 AM

Oh,wow!This is full of awesome possibilities! A big old farmhouse would be great! Fantastic find,Jessica! Kat


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:38 AM

I would make that puppy right into a Dutch Colonial! What a lucky purchase!

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:56 AM

I would turn it into a black smith shop with the shop/repair work on the bottom floor and a family living up above!


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 04:28 AM

Great find!

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:28 AM

What a neat find!!! That's going to be fun.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 06:11 AM

Yep - awesome Dutch Colonial!  Awesome find!  :clap:


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:21 AM

oh yeah- my mind went straight to Dutch Colonial!!  :D   What a great find!  SO many possibilities!


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:22 AM

:congrats:  It;s a nice Dutch Colonial.  I'd be sorely tempted to rip off those shingles, invest in a batch of stripwood and half-timber the exterior and either tile or thatch that roof and make it an Elizabethan merchant's home (with shop below, as suggested).  Whaatever, it has gorgeous bones! and the extras that came with it are lagniappe!


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:45 AM

Thanks everybody! Yeah, the shingles are definitely coming off--some are missing, and they're missing in odd shapes. Better to start fresh. 



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:32 AM

Good for you! Can't wait to see what you do with this house.  

 

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:56 AM

Nice find!   That should keep you busy for a while!   I agree.......go Dutch! :bear:


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:03 AM

Congrats on a great find! Craigslist can be great for these kinds of treasures.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:10 AM

Congratulations! It's a great find! I know it's Dutch Colonial as the others said, but I keep seeing a Tudor exterior. :) good luck with it. Can't wait for photos!

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 10:51 AM

There's a beautiful Dutch Colonial near a local library.  If you go to google maps, street view for 1277 N Dunton Arlington Heights IL, you'll see it.  It's pale green.  :)


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:20 AM

Wow, that is a cool house. I love the roof lines.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:46 AM

Brae, I like that house! I've been thinking maybe I need a shed dormer in the front, and a farmhouse would definitely have a porch. Hmm...



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 12:29 PM

Happy for you :)  It's always so much fun to find a real bargain like that. I'm looking at your Dollhouse Plan Book in the picture - my cousin found a house for me in a storage-unit liquidation, about the same era as yours, and also built from scratch using the patterns in that book. I haven't finished rehabbing mine yet, but it does keep calling to me!

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

Congratulations on the great finds! The dollhouse looks like it has a lot of room inside for plenty of minis.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:40 PM

Oh,wow,the Dutch Colonial that Brae directed us to is wonderful-looks like it would be very easy to replicate on your house. Different shingles,a nice porch,and is the long dormer on the RL house what you called a 'shed dormer'? And window boxes...oh,you lucky girl! What fun!!


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