Bespoke dolls houses1
In addition to building and selling our standard Georgian dollshouses we also undertake bespoke commissions for customers. Bespoke houses ("custom doll house" in the US) are usually challenging and enjoyable to design and execute. We particularly like to work closely with the customer from creation of the CAD drawings and sign-off of the specification, to weekly emailing of digital progress pictures.
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Part of draft CAD drawing of a bespoke hotel facade for a US customer.
Part of draft CAD drawing of a bespoke manor house.
Call or email us with the outline of your idea; after some discussion we will be able to indicate the likely scale of work involved.
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 completely bespoke builds 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 ideas 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.
Gallery of Bespoke Commissions:
William & Mary Farmhouse
A William & Mary farmhouse, based around the client's own house, featuring handmade windows and capturing the beautiful stairacse. The house has opening panels on both sides.
William & Mary dolls house.
General interior view.
William & Mary dolls house.
Close view of part of the staircase.
Close view of window with shutters & window seat.
Close view of fireplace with logburner.
Exterior left-hand side.
Cloakroom and bathroom.
Exterior right-hand side.
Front panel partially open.
Close view of front door.
A two storey gallery designed to be wall hung or stood on a chest of drawers to exhibit a collection of miniature art works.
Bespoke miniature Art Gallery.
Art Gallery interior.
Entrance to Art Gallery with stairs in a
Looking down on the atrium.
Atrium viewed from inside the first floor gallery.
Opening panel viewed from inside. The windows are hung with roller blinds.
'Preparing for an exhibition'.
A four storey Regency terraced house, based around the client's own house, with attached front garden and detachable rear courtyard garden, outbuildings and cellars.
Regency dolls house front view.
Regency dolls house view through the front door.
Regency dolls house front.
Regency dolls house canopy.
Regency dolls house viewed from above.
Regency dolls house view of back with detachable courtyard and
Regency dolls house rooftop.
Regency dolls house view of back showing cellars and outbuildings.
Regency dolls house interior cutaway view.
Regency dolls house interior view from window
reveal with shutters.
Regency dolls house basement kitchen and above.
Regency dolls house bedroom.
Regency dolls house view of interior with
rear panel open.
Regency dolls house with modern bathroom.
Regency dolls house view from landing
towards drawing room window.
Regency dolls house view with side panel
open to reveal stairs.
Regency dolls house staircase with volute.
Regency dolls house front.
Art Deco House
A three storey Art Deco house with roof gardens and garage attached.
Art Deco dolls house.
Art Deco dolls house front door.
Looking down on Art Deco dolls house.
Staircase in Art Deco dolls house.
Art Deco dolls house showing central staircase.
Interior of Art Deco dolls house.
Art Deco dolls house with front panels open.
Looking across landing inside Art Deco dolls house.
Roof garden on Art Deco dolls house.
Looking from the roof garden.
Art Deco dolls house with two panels open.
A grand six-storey house inspired by several Brighton terraces. The house itself is an end of terrace with its grand entrance portico and servants area to the side of the building.
Three quarter view with grand portico.
Front view of house.
Grand side portico.
Three quarter view of house.
Atrium seen from the attic floor.
Entrance hall and main staircase.
Looking down the main staircase.
Library with a view through to the Drawing Room and balcony beyond.
Main bedroom with arch.
Some of the servants' stairs.
Cupboards and bell-board in the servant's corridor.
Side view with servants' door.
A Georgian Draper's Shop with living accommodation above. The shop interior was inspired by a plate from Rudolph Ackermann's Repository of Arts showing the interior of Messrs Harding, Howell & Co. of Pall Mall, 1809.
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop.
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop close-up view of shop windows and door
with margin lights.
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop looking through
the metal railings into the area.
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop panelled interior with shelves
and special storage for cloth.
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop showing cloth on
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop window display of bonnets viewed from
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop side view.
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop one of the rooms above the shop with
Bespoke Georgian Draper's shop close-up view of
A Victorian dolls house commission for a customer who wanted a special house to display her miniature collection.
Bespoke Victorian Villa.
Kitchen showing borrowed light and back stairs.
Scullery with view to back corridor.
Linen cupboards in the laundry.
View from Gun Room into Study.
A Regency dolls house commission for a customer who wished to capture the spirit of her own house, featuring handmade windows with margin-lights & a staircase with long, curving handrails.
Front exterior view. Bespoke windows with margin lights.
Angled view of the front.
Front of the house revealing some of the opening
Basement entrance from street.
Roof section, showing flat roof & one side of
Rear view of the house.
Rear of the house with panels open.
Staircase with volute.
Rear of the house with rear attic panel opened.
front attic detail.
Angled view of house.
Country Manor House
A Queen Anne dolls house commission for a customer of a favourite special house featuring detailed exterior block-work, opening panels on the side and in the attic and a grand cantilevered staircase.
General view of the house.
Detail of the chimneys and weathered rooftiles.
Three opened panels in the attic.
Looking into the attic stairs.
Handmade front door and detail of individual exterior block-work.
A glimpse into the interior.
Grand cantilevered staircase featuring ironwork by Mike Tripp.
Looking into one of the attic rooms.
One of the side-opening panels reveals a modern kitchen with
A Regency dolls house commission for a US customer who wanted a house based around several of the Regency properties in London's Eaton Square. It was one of the last DIY houses that we made. We no longer supply DIY houses.
Front of the house.
Steps and iron railings leading to the front area.
Angled view of the house.
Grand portico and handmade front door.
Specially hinged front & area.
A Georgian dolls house commission inspired by "Longbourn", home to the Bennett family in the 1995 BBC TV drama series "Pride and Prejudice".
Longbourn House from the BBC series of Pride and Prejudice.
Longbourn House interior from the BBC series of Pride and Prejudice.
Porch and fancy door case.
Mr Bennett's study with full panelling, shelved alcoves,
window seat and bespoke fireplace.
Entrance hall with bespoke fireplace.
Kitchen with opening bread oven, hob grate,
chimney crane and range.
Panelled drawing room with shelved alcoves and window seats.
Detail showing door with side-mounted hinges.
Jane's bedroom with bespoke fireplace and period Susan Bembridge wallpaper.
View from the back bedroom towards the stairs.
Elizabeth's bedroom with window seat.
Mrs Bennett's panelled bedroom with bespoke fireplace and window seats.
Landing and stairs viewed from Mrs Bennett's bedroom.
A grand dolls house commission for a US customer who wanted a hotel in the style of some of the hotels built at the turn of the 19th/20th century but set in the 1920s. It had 43 rooms, 6 floors, over 20 opening panels set in all four sides, had over 80 windows and measured 73" wide X 52" deep X 93" high. The project included themed suites (pictures of the Louis XIV and Tudor suites are shown) and some of the rooms were left in primer as the customer wished to decorate these herself.
Front quarter view. There are 11 rooms in the Mansard roof alone.
Grand entrance canopy with revolving door
View through the foyer to the English-themed bar.
The revolving door.
Beautiful period US-made chandeliers supplied by the customer.
Foyer seating area with restaurant entrance on right.
Ballroom wing exterior
The ballroom. This measures 48" wide by 20" deep X 27" inches high.
Interior of the ballroom wing. Underneath the ballroom is the restaurant (right) and the foyer seating area (left).
Minstrels gallery in the ballroom with view into a hotel corridor behind.
The door from the ballroom to roof garden.
Roof garden above kitchen accessed from ballroom.
Rear quarter view with roof garden above the kitchen in the middle.
Rear view with panel opened to reveal the commercial kitchen. Other panels open to reveal the service stairs.
Commercial kitchen 30 inches wide.
The English-themed bar.
Shops wing containing a shop, the bar, the service tunnel to the kitchen and a Louis XIV suite.
Foyer mezzanine. The grand double doors lead to the ballroom.
Bedroom in the Tudor suite.
The main room in the Louis XIV apartment.
View from the main room in the Louis XIV apartment to the entrance foyer mezzanine.
Fireplace and niches in the main room in the Louis XIV apartment