Belmont House Overview

Happy New Year everyone!  Today's post is an exterior overview of my 2017 modern dollhouse, the Belmont.  These new pictures offer a lot more detail and a better look at how it turned out!










A few notes:

If you are just checking out my site for the first time, welcome!  A little about this house, it is originally the Craftsman Cottage kit from miniatures.com which I have widened and added a roombox to.  You can check out the kit here, it's a great starting place!

I realized I am missing a photo showing how the back of the house is removable.  It is secured with magnets for easy access.  This means I have a full opening to the entire interior of the main building.  (I'll add a photo tomorrow) The unshingled piece of the main roof is also removable too.

The backdrop I used here is actually several pieces of paper taped together to a total length of 80 inches wide!   I think the sunset is the best way to show off the exterior lights.

I'll post some more detailed shots of the interior next.  I ended up ordering new lights for the ceiling and they should be arriving any day.  After taking the original photos for my submission I realized that it was just too dark with the chip LEDs so I'm moving up to 3mm.  Thankfully the rooftop is easily removable.

Working on some tutorials and a putting together some new content for 2018.  Losing my SD card photos has made me re-think a couple posts but I think I have enough from my phone to make things work.  Talk soon!

19 comments

  1. Es realmente maravillosa,has hecho un gran trabajo con el kit! Todo se ve tan real!
    Besos.

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  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm drooling. So amazing. How long did the whole build take? Also, would you mind sharing what kind of magnets you use (if you are happy with them). I've tried a few that I've ordered online but haven't found any that are flat and strong enough. I love this house so much. Congrats, it's stunning!

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    1. Hi Megan, thanks so much! I use rare earth magnets (also known as Neodymium magnets) for the large items I used either 1/2in or 1/4in. These are the kind of magnets that pinch your fingers if you are not careful. I will post some more pics of these in the next couple of posts, and I'll make sure I let you know. I got these ones at Lee Valley (there is a location near me), but I have gotten them off amazon in the past. They are very very strong. :)

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  3. I wish I had given myself interior access the way you did. Clever girl.

    The backdrop is stunning too, it really makes the photos pop.

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    1. Thanks Keli, it wasn't an easy thing to make happen but definitely worth it. My boyfriend at first was like ...so you only want ONE support wall and everything else opens or comes off??
      Yep. ;) :D

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  4. A wonderful house and a great job.

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  5. Kristine - simply super! Not overdone and it all looks real. I cross fingers because your entry should definitely win!

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  6. Beautiful house! The interior is harmonious - absolutely charming!

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  7. It's still absolutely gorgeous. I love that stonework.

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  8. Your Belmont House is a Show Stopper for sure Kristine!
    What I most enjoy about this project is how you have made it visually tactile. The mix of stone, wood and glass all perfectly compliment each other, yet it takes an extraordinary talent to make this many hard surfaces look as Tastefully warm and welcoming as you have done.
    The subtle segue of the exterior rough white stone, repeated inside on the surface of the gas fireplace, not only draws the eye deep into the house but provides a continuous horizontal line when viewed through the front plate glass doors. The mix of natural wood with the dark siding breaks up the boxy profile of the house; a very effective solution. And I Love that slip of a garden by the main entrance too, just enough green, structural and very low maintenance!
    to it all- BRAVO!

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  9. There are just no sufficient adjectives Kristine! Those of us who put so much into making minis know the effort and creativity it took to put this incredible build together. The resulting structure and photographs are simply magical! The lighting makes me envious, the rock and shingles make me swoon, the design and changes to the original structure are genius. Well done! I am thrilled to know more photos and tutorials are coming!

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  10. As usual, I'm flabbergasted by your work, there is something very fresh and clear to it, it really looks amazing. What a great idea to use magnets! I also love the color of the shingles, they look amazing. From all the projects I've seen for the Creatin' Contest up until know, I must admit that your Belmont House is my favorite. The doors, the walls, the bathroom, the decor, everything looks stunning!

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  12. This is stunning! I love it, Kristine. Your work is always Amazing, I love it all!

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  13. This is absolutely stunning. I've just come across your blog and your work. Beautiful.

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  14. Its so wonderful you have all the opening side and such. Adds so much excitement to a dolls home!

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