Friday, December 18, 2009

The Inspiration

My dollhouse will be my interpretation of an actual home which was designed by Thomas Jefferson for one of his gentleman-farmer neighbors. Jefferson was not only one of our country's Founding Fathers, but was also a talented amateur architect. He based the plans for his own homes, Monticello and Poplar Forest on Palladio's iconic Villa Rotunda (which happens to be one of my personal fave buildings). The plan he presented to his neighbor in 1805-06 was also an interpretation of the Rotunda.

Here is a photograph of my "inspiration house!"