Sunday, October 3, 2010
Are you in the market?
This dollshouse is 7ft 5in, 10 rooms, 2-1/2 baths; there are eight custom designed coal burning and lighted fireplaces (by Sue Cook) each with its own marble or granite hearth. There are nine leaded and stain glass panels created by Barbara Sabia. Eight handmade chandeliers with hand blown custom globes made by Tim Kraft. Real marble is used in the master bath and real granite in the 2nd bathroom. The foyer has hand laid cultured marble. All wood is custom shaped cherry wood. All of the doors are 8” tall and made up of 51 separate pieces with the door panels being made of birdseye maple. There is a working concealed pocket door in the Library and an elaborate arched doorway into the master bath. The hardwood floors are individually laid 1/16” x 1/2” randon lengths of cherry with mahogany inlays. Each floor has been individually sanded and sealed with at least three coats of polyurethane finish. The kitchen has a pickled finish on western pine. The roof has over 6,000 natural slate tiles with valleys and flashing lined with real lead.
The siding is 23 square feet of clapboard cut from western pine. The gutters and down spouts are recreations of the old cast iron gutters of the period.
The house is fully electrified with over 250 LED accent lights in addition to the eight chandeliers, porch lights, hanging bare bulbs in the kitchen and bathroom light fixtures. The lights are controlled remotely using three different zones. There are working base plugs in most rooms and every fireplace has illuminated coals. There is even a working ceiling fan with lights in the Library.
Are you interested? Price tag, including shipping, is a mere $54,900! It will be on display for the first time in Chicago at the Tom Bishop Chicago International Show, April 9th and 10th, 2011.
You can see more pictures here