Category: "Greenleaf 2011 Spring Fling - Baxter Pointe Villa"

Baxter Pointe Villa listed on etsy

by brae  

NOTE: some of you may notice the prices in my etsy shop are being displayed with shipping included per listing.  This is a test being run by etsy and does not reflect any combined shipping discount.  I have not raised my pricing, and I will continue to offer combined shipping.  It is confusing, so I hope it is sorted out soon.  If you have any questions about prices or shipping costs, please feel free to send me an email.

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I didn't have much luck on eBay, so I have listed Baxter Pointe Villa on etsy.  This is still local pickup only since the delicate railings and wind turbine make it unable to be shipped. I'm located in the Chicago area.  For the full write-up on Baxter Pointe Villa, click here.

The exterior has approximately 1,700 cedar shake shingles, each individually cut and glued in place.  The custom built chimney features egg carton brickwork.

The house has four rooms: kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom.

The 12V lighting is all hard-wired.

The house features one of my custom made aquariums.

There are flameless lighted candles in the fireplace.

The kitchen cabinets are fixed in place and feature working doors and drawers.  The sink is custom made, and a removable half fridge is included.

There are two barstools included for the breakfast bar.

Baxter Pointe Villa is for sale

by brae  

I'm finally listing a house for sale (here's the listing on eBay).  I doubt I will let go of many, so this is a big step for me.  :]  I'm located in the Chicago area if someone coming to the April shows is interested.  Due to the delicate wind turbine and porch, the house cannot be shipped.  For the full write-up on the build, click here.  :]

The exterior has approximately 1,700 cedar shake shingles, each individually cut and glued in place.  The custom built chimney features egg carton brickwork.

The house has four rooms: kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom.

The 12V lighting is all hard-wired.

The house features one of my custom made aquariums.

There are flameless lighted candles in the fireplace.

The kitchen cabinets are fixed in place and feature working doors and drawers.  The sink is custom made, and a removable half fridge is included.

There are two barstools included for the breakfast bar.

Baxter Pointe Villa, after the renovation

by brae  

After the lightning strike on my condo back in 2013, a couple of the houses suffered some damage.  One was Baxter Pointe Villa, where the Yes paste had failed in the kitchen, bath and living room.

I removed the wallpaper and aquarium (which I wanted to keep in my private collection elsewhere).  I scraped the glue and paint from the walls to start over in the kitchen and part of the living room.

And, now, for the big reveal!  :D

Even though I didn't make changes to the exterior, I did take some updated photographs all around.

The exterior and landscaping have held up well in the past four years.

There really isn't anything I would change about this build.  :D

The sand sheds from time to time, but it is also in great condition.

The bedroom needed only a light dusting.

The bed was custom made for the space.

I was able to salvage the bathroom paper and just glued it back in place.

I made a new aquarium for the space.

I had to replace the living room paper around the aquarium base and to the right of it.  I used Mini Graphics Wallpaper Mucilage.

I also finished the baseboard trim that I never got around to the first time around.

I was able to finally photograph the candles in the fireplace in a more realistic manner.

Since I might end up selling this house (been saying it for years), I did eliminate the hardwired table lamp and my signature faux outlet.  This is what it used to look like.

The kitchen cabinets had no damage -- just the wallpaper, so now it's all back together.

I raised the breakfast bar and bought two barstools from Just Miniature Scale to finish the space.

While it wasn't hard work and there was not a lot to fix, I now know for certain that renovations are not for me.  :D

Baxter Pointe Villa in print

by brae  

Last month, I received a coupon from World Market for a free 8" x 8" photo book with 20 pages from Shutterfly.  I did some upgrades and ended up spending a little cash, but I now have a lovely hardcover book all about Baxter Pointe Villa.

The quality is wonderful, and I could certainly see myself making more of these for my other builds.

You can choose different layout pages and add text if you want.  I made mine with only photos.

I even included a photo of Baxter, for whom the Villa is named.  :]

I've been working on getting the Villa back to its former glory after the Yes paste failed under the kitchen wallpaper.

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Here's the new aquarium for the dividing wall between the living room and kitchen.  :D

More on this to come...

Beautiful modern pillows from Dale's Dreams

by brae  

I recently received two lovely pillows from Dale at Dale's Dreams.  They are so well made and match the décor of Baxter Pointe Villa perfectly.

The headboard has a similar polka dot theme in black and grey, and unless my next modern build takes a fancy to them, I think they've found their new home.  :D

Thank you, Dale, for your random act of kindness!  It truly brightened my day.

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