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|Model # RGT96K
Wall Finish: MM
48"W x 24"D x 41"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
- Fancy porch posts and spindles
- Movable room dividers accept standard doors
- Wooden shingles for the roof
- Step-by-step instructions with detailed drawings
- 10" Floor to ceiling height
- Additions and/or porches also available separately
- A unique assembly process features grooved connectors for ease of assembly, guaranteed fit and durability
- Detailed staircase with banisters and landing rails
- 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 36K Addition can be used to customize the Bostonian Dollhouse
- The mansard roof maximizes the living and decorating space on the third floor
Origin of Style: Victorian
*Paint, glue, curtains and any landscaping or furnishings are not included.
**Gingerbread (if used) and Trim Strips are supplied in easy to cut lengths.
NOTE: All dimensions listed on this website indicate the overall dimensions of each dollhouse including items that protrude, such as porches and roof cresting.
Our products are not recommended for children under the age of 3.
Also available in pre-bricked finish. The Bostonian 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. Bostonian House in Brick #DH-96B
Second Empire is an architectural style that was popular during the
Victorian era, reaching its zenith between 1865 and 1880, and so named for
the “French” elements in vogue during the era of the Second French Empire. While
a distinct style unto itself, some Second Empire styling cues, such as
quoins, have an indirect relationship to the styles previously in vogue,
Gothic Revival and Italianate eras.
In the United States, the Second Empire style usually combined a rectangular
tower, or similar element, with a steep, but short, mansard roof; the roof being
the most noteworthy link to the style’s French roots. This tower element could
be of equal height of the top most floor, or could exceed the height of the rest
of the structure by a story or two. The mansard roof crest was often topped with
an iron trim, sometimes referred to as “cresting”. In some cases, lightning rods
were integrated into the cresting design, making the feature useful beyond its
decorative features. The exterior style could be expressed in either wood, brick
or stone. More elaborate examples frequently featured paired columns as well as
sculptured details around the entrances, windows and dormers. The purpose of the
ornament was to make the structure appear imposing, grand and expensive.
Floor plans for Second Empire residences could either be symmetrical, which
placed the tower (or tower-like element) in the center or asymmetrical in nature
in which the tower or tower-like element would be placed to one side.
This style also found its way in commercial structures, and was often used
when designing state institutions. Several psychiatric hospitals proved the
style's adaptability in their size and functions. Prior to the construction of
The Pentagon in the 1940s, the Second Empire–styled Ohio State Asylum for the
Insane in Columbus, Ohio was reported to be the largest building under one roof
in the U.S., though the title may actually belong to Greystone Park Psychiatric
Hospital, another Kirkbride Second Empire asylum.
Second Empire was succeeded by the
Queen Anne Style era, and its sub-styles, which enjoyed great popularity
until the rise of the “Revival Era” in American architecture just before the end
of the 19th century.
Leland Roth refers to the style as "Second Empire Baroque."
Mullett-Smith calls it the "Second Empire or General Grant
style" due to its popularity in building government buildings during the Grant
Size: 48W x 24D x 41H
Shipping Weight: 70 lbs
Shipping: Free via UPS Ground
Available To Ship: 2-3 days