Friday, April 29, 2011

Louisiana Apartments #3 - The Front faces the wall

My 1700s Louisiana Apartment building
has finally been completely bricked.
 
The part that you see with the ladder is the
front of the
dollhouse that was supposed to
face the wall and never to be seen.
 
I never intended for the front of the building
to be seen.
Had to empty everything
out of the building in order to move it
in front of my bedroom window.
It sure was heavy and cumbersome
to move.
 Had to turn the dollhouse
to get more light inside so my pics would
take better. 
 
So this left me with that problem on how
to make the front look somewhat symmetrical.
I googled Louisiana houses etc...and noticed
that some of their windows were shuttered.
So this is the plans for the front side of
this building - that is - when I get around
to it!
Got me to thinking. I have
decided to put window trim everywhere there
is suppose to be a window. I am then going
to glue shutters to the trim. None of the shutters will open.
This should solve that problem.
 
I like the ladder
that is propped up against the dollhouse. I do
have plans of painting it in a blue color.
Colors will change when I decided about the
shutter colors too.
The ladder is a little thick as you can tell.
 A painter needs to be up there painting.
 
Oops! my steps are turned the wrong way.
The
front door was painted brown & then white painted
on top. I am hoping that it kind of makes the door
look old.  
This door opens just to reveal a small
entry on the inside.
You must use your imagination of how
you rise to the other floors.
All of the space was needed for the apartments.
 
One day the house will be finished.
I always jump the gun and have fun with the
interior first.
 
This is the back side of the building,
basically the side that opens!
  The windows
are symmetrical until you reach the 4th
floor.

The reason for that is because
by the time I got to that floor, I wanted some
variety in the floor plan.
 I wanted
Apartments can get boring if everyone of them
look the same, only difference being
the furniture.

So, that middle window
originally held a kitchen beneath it.
Now I think that
it gives the building some character.  
 
 This is one of the side views of the building.
I still need shutters on the sides too.
Lots of work to still be done.
Thank you for visiting!
Please come again.
Hopblogger

2 comments:

  1. That's a huge house, very differnt and I like it, nice idea to have flats on each leve, allows you to so so much more.

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  2. Thank you Marlene,
    Apartments give you the chance to characterize without getting stuck in a particular era. You can expand or change whenever the mood strikes you.

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