Art Deco House
This is a house I bought in a second hand shop a few years ago now in Glenorchy Tasmania. There used to be a huge second hand shop selling furniture, books, ornaments, toys and other stuff. For me it was like walking inside Disneyland as I just love these big junky shops full of old stuff. I was a bit sad when it closed its doors.
Anyway one day while I was there I saw two lovely old homemade doll houses. One in particular caught my eye as it looked rather art decoish in design. I had to have it so I put it on layby. Today I am going to show it to you. I don’t intend to change too much of the outside of the house but will probably paint the inside and replace the floor coverings and do up the staircase. I am busy with my Beacon Hill at the moment so nothing will happen with this house for some time yet.
The house is two stories and has a central staircase. There are four main rooms and one of the top floor rooms has a balcony. Sadly no little people can access it because Dad forgot to add a door leading out to it. There are bay windows giving it a lovely homely feel. I love bay windows myself. The large window on the other side of the house can not been seen out of because Dad fitted a wall in front of it for some reason. You can see this through the glass which is real. I thought he did a nice job of the chimney. Inside two rooms are carpeted with real carpet off cuts.
I’m not really sure how old this house is. The dealer wasn’t sure but it is of heavy solid construction and Dad built it to last. It has been built onto a nice strong base like the old Triang houses were set up on. This has been painted green. Dad chose white for the main colour of the house with red and blue trim. This looks rather nice I think. The roof is done in a light colour rather than the traditional red tile.
Well I hope you like my house. Here are a few pictures of it.