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This is a blog about my passion: dollhouses and miniatures. This particular blog was started to follow my miniature dream: to create a Victorian Mansion. But work on my Mansion is slow. Very slow. Sloth slow. Ice Age glacier movement slow. Why? Because I am easily distracted by other personal miniature projects (I have 50+ roomboxes and 15 dollhouses in various stages of incompletion) and because I work for a miniature shop and am often up to my elbows in miniature projects that aren't mine! So, I thought, some artists work in a particular medium (woods, watercolors, clay, oils, etc.), I work in progress . . . .

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Picture is worth a thousand words . . .

Okay - my last post was a bit difficult to understand!  Hope I didn't give anyone a head ache!  Here are the new revised plans for the three floors of the mansion:

This is the first floor plan (above).  The Addition is the ballroom which is shown in the plans as being "hinged" open although I decided to drop the hinge idea when my parents pointed out that it wouldn't fit thru a doorway if it were connected to the main house (thank goodness for their input!).  The Parlour and Music Room are now joined into one room.  The library is now on the first floor (will have a spiral stair up to the second floor level of the library).

The second floor plans are bit rough in the Addition.  The Morning Room (smaller family dining room) is roughly the same size as the guest bedroom on the opposite end of the house.  So please ignore the darker wall divider line halfway thru the addition -- the other room in the Addition is the Formal Dining Room for when they are entertaining.  The guest bathroom and bedroom are self-explanatory.  The Billiards Game Room is also fairly obvious.  The shaded area in the second level library is the part I will cut out to create the 2-story aspect.  The double doors will be filled in to enclose the second level library so the only access is thru the door downstairs in the first-floor library.

The Third Floor has the new, now-open room in the back of the house.  I'm leaning towards making it an art room, although I don't know if I have enough art things to fill 14" x 9-1/2".  Other items may end up in this room - I think I will have an extra desk and/or chairs that may end up in this room -- not sure.  The other rooms on this level are for the Owners of the Mansion.  The gentleman's bedroom and bath take up the Addition and the Lady has her sitting room (where she has her desk and entertains her friends) and her bedroom and bathroom.  (The doors from the hallway into her bedroom and bathroom will be filled in so the only access to those rooms will be from the sitting room - Lady must have her privacy).

No photos yet of the plans for the Fourth Floor (Conservatory, Terrace, Maid's room, servant's bathroom, Nanny's Room & Nursery) or Basement (Wine cellar, food cellar, washroom & sewing room, maid's room, butler's room, chef's room, and servants' bathroom).  When I get done it will be a 30-room dollhouse.

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