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 ThomasJefferson-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...
I love making things and have a huge interest in architecture --especially Renaissance, Baroque and Classical styles. This is my first dollhouse project which I intended to use as a diversion from the maddeningly long, Minnesota winters.