This little house has had two different incarnations. For its first act, the house did not have the elaborate base and it had a very different roof made from a single mound of pale green cushion moss. It was photographed in a bed of wild Thyme flowers with a long staircase of sandstone steps and is known as the “Tuscan Tower” in that iteration.
Later, the house was re-configured to have interior and exterior lighting, a “conservatory” was modified and enhanced, and the interior was fully finished with handmade papers. A mossy roof was added to the entrance porch as were the Acorn light, and the pair of genuine Quartz crystal lamps on either side of the stone walk-way. The base was added which allowed for more extensive landscaping including the faux Maidenhair (silk) fern shrubbery which gently embraces the entire house from the back. The tiny spun cotton antique mushrooms and antique silk flowers were added for a bit of colorful whimsy.
The entire structure was given an additional 4 inches in height due to the conical roof which is made for Pine cone scales, individually shaped and fitted to resemble an old-world slate roof. An acorn finial tops off the new refurbishment and the house now has a homey, “Hobbity” feeling. The house was used as a raffle prize for a local Library, hence the name change.
This house is 100% hand-crafted by the artist and no other duplicate can or will ever be built. It is truly ONE of a kind.
This house is included in this gallery for people who enjoy seeing more details of individual house sculptures which have been sold in the past and now reside with their new collector/owners.