New England Mansion! The Williamsburg has eleven rooms. This kit includes the framed door, the framed windows, stairs, porch, railing, shingles, all trims as shown. Also has pre-milled clapboard siding. Scale: 1/12 Floor plan is adjustable. Wing additions are not available for this house.
Also available in pre-bricked finish. The Williamsburg House in Brick. Completely finished and painted wooden brick exterior wall panels instead of the Milled Clapboard walls which are shown above. Same dimensions and components included. Williamsburg House in Brick #DH-86B
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|Model # RGT86K
Wall Finish: MM
32"W x 25"D x 33"H
Classic Features Include:
- Complete Kit includes everything you need to finish as shown*
- Precision Workmanship - engineered parts pre-cut to really work**
- 3/8" thick upper floors
- Movable room dividers accept standard doors
- Expertly molded railings and porch posts
- Wooden shingles for the roof
- Step-by-step instructions with detailed drawings
- 10" Floor to ceiling height
- A unique assembly process features grooved connectors for ease of assembly, guaranteed fit and durability
- Detailed staircases with banisters and landing rails
- Pre-assembled windows with sturdy wooden mullions and shutters (does not include plastic window insert)
- Raised panel door
- roof cresting adds an interesting flair to the roof top
- Shaped, solid wood moldings add unique style to the extended floor edges
- Sturdy Construction features 3/8" thick milled or brick walls
- The mansard roof maximizes the living and decorating space on the third floor
A Mansard or Mansard roof in
architecture refers to a style of hip roof characterized by two slopes on
each of its four sides with the lower slope being much steeper, almost a
vertical wall, while the upper slope, usually not visible from the ground, is
pitched at the minimum needed to shed water. This form makes maximum use of the
interior space of the attic and is considered a practical form for adding a
story to an existing building. Often the decorative potential of the Mansard is
exploited through the use of convex or concave curvature and with elaborate
dormer window surrounds.
It was popularized in France by the architect François Mansart (1598–1666).
His treatment of high roof stories gave rise to the term "Mansard roof" (toiture
à la Mansarde). The spelling Mansard is not a correct form of the name.
Sections of the Louvre, such as the central portico of the Richelieu Wing,
display this style of roof.
At a time when French houses were taxed by the number of floors below the
roof, this feature had the added benefit of exempting the upper floor from
taxation. A revival of the Mansard occurred in the 1850s rebuilding of Paris.
The style of that era in France is called Second Empire.
Under the influence of the Neo-baroque revival of the French Second Empire
(1850–1870), the mansard became a common feature in many later 19th-century
buildings in Europe and North America. Another revival of the style occurred in
the United States and Canada during the late 1800s as one of any number of
expressive forms adopted by
Victorian architects. This style of roof became very popular in Back Bay,
Boston, during the 1870s. In the Second Empire style, the Mansard roof was
typically used to top a tower element, rather than across the full width of the
In congested sites in cities, a mansard enabled builders to keep a decently
low cornice line, while incorporating a couple of extra stories within the
apparent roof. Mansards may be seen on New York City's former Grand Central
Size: 32W x 25D x 33H
Shipping Weight: 50 lbs
Shipping: Free via UPS Ground
Available To Ship: 2-3 days