This little two storey house was inspired by an Irish Baby House that I saw illustrated in an exhibition catalogue.
It is traditional in design and decorated in soft, clear colours on the outside, with boldly patterned papers on the inside.
There is a large range on the ground floor and a substantial fireplace on the first floor.
The front is fully hinged and the front door is fixed shut.
My houses are entirely handmade and they all vary slightly.
2 and 7/16th inches tall (to the top of the chimneys) – (6.3cm)
Just under 2 inches to the top of the roof – (5cm)
The base is 7/8th inches wide – (3.3cm x 3.6cm) x 1 and 5/16th inches deep
The rooms are 7/8th inches deep inside (to the back wall) and just under 1 and 5/8th inches wide (2.3cm x 4cm)
The original “Sandford” was built in Dublin, Ireland in the 1790 and it was quite an extensive building with side wings.
My version reflects the architecture of the 1700s / early 1800s, and is evocative of the solid, square villas in St. Johns Wood, London that I have always loved for their understated elegance and subtle exterior decoration.
This miniature house is not a “toy” – it is a “collector’s item”