I was excited to see Dale's post last week http://dalesdreams.blogspot.com/2009/07/this-is-house-that-jack-built.html, because she has a dollhouse that looks just like one of mine.
I think they were made from the same set of plans. If any of you have these plans please share. I did a google image search, hoping to find the plans, but no luck. I think the houses are at least 30 years old, judging from the fixtures in mine. Maybe even older.
These two were separated at birth, don't you think?
They look alike on the inside too.
The materials and the execution of the plans are slightly different, but the similarity is too big to be a coincidence.
Mine is wired for electricity in each room, but is missing the lovely hardwood floors of Dale's. My stairs face the front door, while Dale's face the back of the house. The back part of my roof opens for storage - a piano hinge is used. I don't know if Dale's opens. Whoever built mine made the walls fit into little trenches so they can slide in and out for easy decorating. I haven't started to redecorate mine, or figure out how the electricity works, but I love it anyway.
I found mine on Craigslist in Toronto, Ontario and Dale is in New Jersey. There must be more houses like this around. I am sure that both Dale and I will keep you posted on how the renovations go. In the meantime keep an eye out for more houses like this, or the plans they were built from and let us know if you find anything.
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