Here's a model I built for a holiday centerpiece last year. The design is based on Palladio's Villa Rotunda --Thomas Jefferson's inspiration as well as my own! I thought it was pretty fierce when I designed it. I changed Palladio's design of a square block faced with four porticos to an octagon. (Fit my dining room table better). A few months ago I stumbled across plans for an almost identical building --an octagon-shaped, Palladian-inspired villa-- that had been built in England in the eighteenth century. Guess my idea wasn't so original, after all. Oh, well!
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.