Brunswick Mansion

Brunswick Mansion is inspired by many of the imposing Regency properties found in Brighton. It is the grandest dolls house1 in our standard range and opens on three sides with a total of eight opening panels giving a variety of captivating views which add to the illusion of a real house. Set right at the end of the Regency period, circa 1837, it captures the lightness and elegance of many of the architectural details before the heavier Victorian influences. The dolls house has 25 rooms spread over five storeys, with 4 staircases, 3 of which have galleried landings. The stairs are flooded with natural light from the glazed atria in the hipped-mansard roof. Brunswick Mansion is a corner mansion terrace which means that its grand portico façade does not take up so much space jutting into a room whilst allowing the very attractive side to face the front.

It is possible to have the Portico Wing as a standalone dolls house. With this option the grand portico, with its large opening front, would face out into your room, with the small side-opening panel that gives access to the pantry on the left.

NEW
Brunswick Mansion will be on display on the 12th/13th May 2017 at the Kensington Dollshouse Festival.

Vital statistics

Dimensions Brunswick Mansion2
Width (max)50" (58")Depth (max)25" (28")Height (max)58½" (66½")

Features Brunswick Mansion
Floors 5Rooms25Staircases4External doors3
Internal doors23Opening panels8Windows38Window seats2
Fireplaces16Glazed atria2Chimney pots16Metal railings2
Rooms with panelling2Rooms with wallpaper3Rooms with tiles6Overmantels1
Cooking ranges1Cupboards with shelves2Rooms with borrowed lights2Sink & Drainer2

Brunswick Mansion Photographs3

Exterior

Area

Brunswick Mansion has a service area between the pavement outside and the front of the house. The front door is approached through the grand tiled portico, whilst the servants would gain access via the steps into the area and then through the servants' door passing the butler's pantry with its borrowed light. There is another servants' door at the other end of the basement corridor near the housekeeper's room.

Interior

Brunswick Mansion has high ceilings that make the generously sized rooms seem airy and spacious and allow chandeliers to hang well. The proportions allow the serious collector ample scope to furnish the house with the sort of pieces normally associated with a grand Georgian dolls house that won't look cramped or out of place. The house offers a wide variety of rooms of differing sizes from the full width drawing room and main bedroom in the Portico Wing, to the squarer dining room and library in the main body of the house. Since the Regency was a period of rapid technological development we have taken the opportunity to make use of a variety of styles of lighting including, oil and gas.

Basement

The basement of Brunswick Mansion has a kitchen, pantry and scullery, all paved with real terracotta tiles. The kitchen is fitted with an inglenook arch containing a cooking range and there is a large borrowed light giving a view of the servants' corridor. There is a full-length servants' corridor with a door at either end and giving access to the stairs. The Portico Wing contains the butler's pantry with silver cupboard, sink and drainer with a decanter draining shelf above; the borrowed light window gives a view onto the bellboard in the servants' corridor. The butler's pantry also give access to a wine cellar paved with real terracotta tiles and with brick built storage. The pantry is accessed through a side-opening panel with an internal door leading to the kitchen in the main part of the house.

Basement Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

Ground Floor

The ground floor of Brunswick Mansion has three large reception rooms, together with the black and white tiled entrance hall and main staircase. There is a dining room with apse and a china cupboard fitted with shelves. The billiard room, with its three windows, is partially panelled and decorated with gothic style plasterwork while the morning room has a window seat with fixed shutters. The staircase rises from the main section of hallway beyond the arch seen from the Portico, 'the green baize door' at the back of the staircase, conceals the entry to the servants' stairs leading down to the basement.

Ground Floor Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

First Floor

The first floor of Brunswick Mansion has a galleried landing with a Chinese room and double doors leading to a large library with recessed fitted bookshelves and display alcove above. The elegant full-width drawing room has a window seat with fixed shutters and three tall grand windows which look onto on a full width balcony with metal splats. There are doors either side of the drawing room fireplace: the left-hand door leads into the library while the right-hand door leads to the landing and stairs.

First Floor Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

Second Floor

Second Floor Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

Mansard Roof

Brunswick Mansion has a hipped mansard roof with three opening panels, revealing a bedroom for the housekeeper, a large day nursery which connects to a smaller night nursery. Another room for a maid or nanny leads onto the large galleried landing which is flooded with daylight from the glazed atria above.

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Mansard Roof Gallery

Photographs with furniture to show the size of the rooms.

Stairs

The main stairs in Brunswick Mansion have stringers and separate stain-varnished treads and stair brackets. The stairs rise from the entrance hall beyond the arch and are lit from above by natural light coming through the two glazed atria above the landing in the mansard roof. A doorway beneath the stairs in the entrance hall conceals the entry to the servants' stairs leading down to the basement.

What is included?

Brunswick Mansion is fully lit and decorated throughout, with your choice of colours from the Farrow & Ball colour card. For orders from April 2016 Brunswick Mansion includes:

  • Architectural mouldings, as appropriate to the style and purpose of the room, including elaborate coving incorporating patterned mouldings & Regency style door architrave on the first and second floor rooms. Painted or french polished 4-panel internal wooden doors and planked basement doors, or doors with transom all with turned brass door knobs.
  • Stain-varnished scribed floorboards, on the ground, first & second floors, with lift-up boards that conceal the wiring for lights.
  • Fireplaces with brick effect inserts, faux marble hearthstones, and Phoenix Model Developments grates with glowing coals connected to a multi-channel flicker unit.
  • Basement kitchen with Richard Stacey real terracotta tiles, a large borrowed light and inglenook arch with cooking range and shelf above.
  • Scullery with Richard Stacey real terracotta tiles, and a Sussex Crafts lead lined sink on brick piers with a double a draining board and shelves beneath.
  • Pantry with painted shelves and worktop.
  • Butler's Pantry with silver cupboard, Sussex Crafts lead lined sink on brick piers and a draining board, with decanter draining shelf above.
  • Wine cellar with brick-built storage.
  • Housekeeper's room
  • Entrance hall with individually laid black and white tiles.
  • Dining room with an apse, china cupboards with shelves, double doors and a Sue Cook plaster fireplace.
  • Morning room with window seat and fixed shutters and a Sue Cook plaster fireplace.
  • Drawing room, decorated above dado height with Susan Bembridge wallpaper, a window seat and fixed shutters, handmade tall windows overlooking full-width balcony, grand feature chandeliers and four wall lights with Swarovski crystals and Austrian glass, a Sue Cook plaster fireplace and large gilt overmantel.
  • Library with recessed bookshelves, double doors and connecting door to drawing room, a Sue Cook plaster fireplace..
  • Main bedroom with a clouded ceiling, Susan Bembridge wallpaper above dado height with feature arch, connecting door to dressing room.
  • Second floor bedroom and bathroom.
  • Hipped mansard with four rooms.
  • Chinese room Susan Bembridge wallpaper and a Sue Cook oriental plaster fireplace.
  • Billiard room with wooden panelling and Sue Cook gothic plaster mouldings and fireplace.
  • Servants' bells with call handles.
  • Grand portico with individually laid black and white tiles.
  • Handmade staircase running from the basement to the attic.
  • Glazed atria over landing and stairwell.
  • A digital transformer and fused distribution strip.
  • British handmade Ray Storey lights throughout, and 2 high quality handmade grand feature chandelier with Swarovski crystals and Austrian glass, as in the table below:
  • Plywood stand with braked casters, and two cupboards, painted to match the exterior colour of your house.
Night nursery
Nanny's room
1 x chamberstick
1 x chamberstick
Day nursery1 x pendant gas lightHousekeeper's bedroom
Attic landing
1 x chamberstick
2 wall lights
Main bedroom2 x mottled glass wall lightsDressing room
Bathroom
1 x mottled glass wall light
1 x pendant gas light
Bedroom
Second floor landing
2 x mottled glass wall lights
2 x pendant gas lights
Drawing roomFeature crystal chandelier
4 x handmade crystal wall sconce
Library1 x 6-arm brass chandelierChinese room
First floor landing
2 x mottled glass wall lights
2 x wall lights
Morning room
Entrance hall
3-arm gas downlight
2 x hanging lanterns
Dining room1 x crystal chandelierBilliard room1 x double pendant gas light
Pantry
Wine cellar
Butler's pantry
1 x black wall sconce
1 x hanging lamp
1 x pendant gas light
Kitchen
Servants' corridor
2 x hanging oil lamps
3 x pendant gas lights
Scullery
Housekeeper's room
1 x hanging oil lamp
1 x pendant gas light

If you would like more information about this dolls house please call or email us.

1 As with all collectors items an Anglia Dolls House is not a toy and is unsuitable for children under the age of 14.
2 Sizes are approximate and in inches.
3 Photographs show a variety of houses built over time and may not show all features in our latest specification.