Adaptations

You may like the basic design of one of our standard dollshouses but see it as a starting point for adaptation to suit your exact needs. These changes may be simple and be covered by some, or all, of the existing Collectors' Upgrades, for example: additional room panelling; window seats; additional ceiling mouldings and additional and/or individually switched electric lighting. However, you may like to specify more complex changes, like increasing ceiling heights, merging or dividing rooms or adding further opening panels.

A few adaptations of standard houses:

Kensington House with contemporary basement.

This Kensington House combined the best of old and new by keeping all the period features on the main floors whilst creating an airy open-plan contemporary kitchen.

Gainsborough House with the ground floor as a shop.

Built as a shop selling teas and remedies and set in early Edwardian times, this adaptation of a Gainsborough House features a wonderfully large trading floor with individually laid tiles and a shop front with bowed windows, an area and pavement with railings and a lit overthrow similar to the bespoke draper's shop.

Clockmaker's Shop with contemporary interior

Built as a antique shop with contemporary living accommodation above this adaptation of a Clockmaker's Shop featured a panelled shop floor with recessed spotlights, open-plan living room and two bedrooms, one with en suite.

Coffee House with additional side windows

This standard Coffee House featured a weathered ashlar effect exterior and two sets of additional windows on the side making it seem beautifully light and airy.

Kensington with side portico

Based around a standard Kensington House this commission included many Collectors' Upgrades but also the addition of a large covered portico with wine cellar beneath.

Kensington with Mansard and a contemporary interior

The exterior of this Kensington House with Mansard remains as standard but the basement, first, second and Mansard floors have been altered to accommodate contemporary living.

What to do next

If it is possible for you to visit us, this is by far the best way to define what you really want. There are often some completed houses from which you can get ideas and discuss options over a cup of coffee. If you live too far away to visit, it is not a problem. We have successfully developed the specifications and CAD drawings for bespoke builds and adaptations having never even met the overseas customer face-to-face!

When you are ready to proceed with the purchase, we will draw up a specification that describes all the options and modifications that were discussed and send you this with a quotation. During the build we can email you with weekly progress pictures so that you can see your house coming together. Some customers also like to visit as their house takes shape: it certainly adds to the excitement of commissioning your very own house.

1 As with all collectors items an Anglia Dolls House is not a toy and is unsuitable for children.