This Georgian Colonial dollhouse is a hand-made museum quality miniature. Built of wood, this model is scaled an inch to the foot and measures 48 inches long, 35 inches deep, and 47 inches to the chimney tops. Both the front and back walls swing open on hinges to reveal the classic floor plan of an eighteenth century Georgian Colonial* home. The exterior of this Colonial style dollhouse looks and feels like real brick.
The eight rooms with fireplaces measure approximately 14" x 18." A large central hallway connects the front entrance to the back door. Each room is decorated in a manner appropriate for the period with hip paneling, wainscoting, and wide floorboards. The fireplaces are lit with bulbs, which are easily concealed with fans and andirons. The third floor, an attic, can be removed from the body of the house to aid in transportation of the model.
*Georgian architecture emerged in England during the reign of King George I and continued through the reign of George III. Wealthy colonial Americans adopted the style, hence the moniker Georgian Colonial. For a brief treatise on the style, visit this site.