"The Olde Curiosity Shoppe"
The "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" may be small in stature but its absolutely packed with details and features including for the very first time a house with hidden built in micro speakers that can be connected to an MP3 player.
The house sits on a base approx 20" x 20" and is about 36" high.
It is the first house I have built that is only 3 storeys high instead of the usual 4 but this in no way means that it is not big on character.
Some of the features it includes are:
Remote controlled electrics
2 Working fires
Projecting 4 panel feature window to first floor
Brick plinth with Tudor herringbone brickwork
Pot hanging rail over ground floor fire complete with 6 hooks
Mouseholes complete with 2 mice
3 Bulb chandelier
Removable internal staircases
Hand sculpted roofing and paving.
Bay fronted shop window with real scalloped lead flashing
Double arched feature gable window
2 Hanging signs
2 Hanging baskets
All light fitting bulbs are replaceable
3 Built in micro speakers complete with an MP3 player
So you can see that even though its a smaller house than I usually build it has more features built into it than some of the larger ones.
Ground and First Floor Rooms
Bay Fronted Shop Window with Real Scalloped Lead Flashing
Front Elevation of House
The main feature to this house is the sound system that I have built into it. There are 3 hidden micro speakers which can be connected to an MP3 player or similar device via the 3 audio sockets built into the brickwork plinth. They are on separate circuits so you can play music or sound effects either through 1,2, or all 3 of them or by adding more than one device you can play different sound tracks in different rooms. You may have the ground floor set up as a pub and play crowd noises in there, the 1st floor could be a music room with medieval minstrel music playing. I have even included an MP3 player and all of the necessary leads so that you are ready to go.
All of this is available for what I think is a very reasonable price of: