The Glencroft

by brae  

No, I haven't even opened the box, but I thought I would share my initial inspirations with you.  These will have time to finalize over the next year while I continue working on the Heritage and the Newport.  :D

I plan to flip the kit in the opposite direction.  Here is a real life house with just the sort of look I am after.  Even though the Tudor aspects of the original kit appeal to me, I just love this more modern take on it.  I especially like the way the door arch is replicated with a side gate...so a garden is likely in store as well.

As you can already see, I can never just build a kit out of the box...except for Baslow Ranch, which was the only one.  Here's the kit photo again for comparison.  I won't be changing the overall structure of the windows or adding the dormer to match the original...just flipping the whole thing.  :D

For the interior, I am thinking Craftsman style with neutral colors and beautiful woodwork.


from Parks Estate, Dallas

Elements of stone and warm stained glass.


from Parks Estate, Dallas

Beautiful patterns and color, too.


from Arts & Crafts Homes

Even interesting wood finishes


from Arts & Crafts Homes

I already have a number of furniture kits that will work for the build.  These are kits by Kari Bloom at Miniton Miniatures.  I bought two of the chairs to make the library table a dining table.  I also bought two of the end tables to make a set.  I had originally planned to use these for my scratch built Alpine Chalet, but that project is so far off in the future that it didn't make sense to save them when the Glencroft lends itself so well to the Arts & Crafts style.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program...  ;D

7 comments

Comment from: Mona [Visitor]

Looking forward to follow this project too.
Mona

12/09/11 @ 17:58
Comment from: Daisy [Visitor]

Brae, Here’s some mini craftsman inspiration for you! It’s the 1987-89 Greene and Greene house by Pat and Noel Thomas. Stunning work! Here’s the link:
http://www.thomasopenhouse.com/gallery_1984.html

12/09/11 @ 18:32
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

Can’t wait!!

12/09/11 @ 18:34
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Oh my goodness, you’ve wet my appetite, Brae! Hurry up and finish what you’re working on so that you can start this project. LOL!

12/09/11 @ 23:10

Fun! It’s good to have things to dream about! :-) Thanks for sharing some of yours.

12/10/11 @ 19:25
Comment from: trish [Visitor]

Just want to say I’m thoroughly enjoying watching your properties take shape. I’ve created 9 properties this year, none nearly as detailed as yours. I’m incredibly impressed by your attention to detail. Happy building with this new one.

12/10/11 @ 21:04
Comment from: Evelyne [Visitor]

ooohhh, I like it!!!

12/17/11 @ 08:26


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