I had no intention of buying any more large dollhouses. I have a few large kits put away and after the townhouse, I was looking forward to working on smaller projects that I could finish more quickly. But I still check out Craigslist now and again to see whats out there. Last weekend I came across this:
I intended to just look at it. It was a great price but HUGE. And I almost passed on it. But at the last minute, I decided to go for it. (And I'm glad I did!)
The sellers found it in there garage in San Francisco when they moved into there house years ago. I think it was built from plans and not a kit. It is signed underneath the front stairs by Fred D. Davis 1979. It is in pretty good condition except for a water stain on one side of the roof (and 30 years of dust.)
It came with a box of working windows (most still in there wrappers), doors, trim, shingles, wallpaper, door hardware and hinges. A role of copper tape (It is partially taped and has a 30 year old adapter that probably needs to be replaced) and a couple of lights.
It is side opening on both sides and one side of the roof lifts up:
The right side:
The left side with water stain:
It definitely looks like the Queen Anne Row Houses in San Francisco's Alamo square. Or Painted Ladies on "Postcard Row" as they've become famously known.
Now will it be current San Francisco residence or back in to the turn of the last Century! How fun to decide.
If anyone is familiar with these dollhouse plans or kit. Let me know!