Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eureka Moment!

As I was nodding off the other night I realized that the altered plans for my dollhouse, Merriman Park, were more closely starting to resemble a different Thomas Jefferson-inspired residence: Bremo (1817-1820).

Bremo was for many years attributed to Jefferson --even by noted scholars. The home is now credited to Jefferson's primary builder, John Nielson.

The major differences between my design and Bremo are that my version includes a pediment over the central mass, and my cornice is not as pronounced. But I REALLY LIKE the stark simplicity of Bremo, so perhaps even more changes to my plan are afoot...