Thursday, April 27, 2023

Beacon Hill Redux


Yes, redux! Back again! The Beacon Hill has been in and out of the workshop for more than 10 years. I've lost track of when it was started. Tweaks and bashes have been happening along the way. 

  • The copper-clad tower roof underwent a series of aging experiments. 
  • The staircase the runs up the middle of the house got a total makeover to the point that it is removable; its handrails and spindles are all new.
  • The dining room is finished. One window was closed in to make a solid wall for furniture placement, and wainscoting was installed. 
  • The ground floor foyer has a parquet floor. 
  • The electrifying has begun and is progressing one room at a time. 

Each of these changes has been time consuming and often required periods of thought, research, reflections, and experimentation before moving on to the next step. Do a search in this blog for "Beacon Hill" if you are interested in how all of this happened.

This morning the BH was released from confinement in the storage cage down the hall. It holds the place of honor on the worktable and will move forward again, as soon as all of its bits and pieces emerge from a rather full closet full of tubs and boxes, some of which are carefully labeled.

The challenge of moving a partially built house from storage to the apartment was easily solved. When I moved here, I bought this lovely worktable/desk on wheels. It rolled smoothly through the hallway and into the storage room. The Beacon Hill looked rather queen-like on her ride back to the apartment. 


  1. This is going to be a lot of fun, Kathie! Your system for storing and transporting BH is superb. I am excited to see what you have in mind for this amazing dollhouse!

  2. Hi KathieB! The same thing happens to many of us. I started my Alison Jr 7 years ago and she still has a long way to go. You just have to enjoy the small advances. Very good idea to transport our big dollhouses. 😊