Painted Lady (San Francisco Style Modular Building, 21w)

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E This modular (built in July 2013) is meant as one of the famous Painted Ladies in San Francisco, the idea being borrowed from Henrik Hoexbroe who has built a whole row of them. In a larger scale you can find them in Legoland California, too. The future town will probably have some Frisco stuff in it, at least there’s already a very fine Cable Car built by Altezza which will be shown here too, of course.

There is no interior, but, since cars are still important, a working garage door. The garage even fits the full-size cars. Due to the SNOT road and pavement system there is no usual baseplate, so a width of 21 studs is no problem. Building in an odd width widens the range of possibilities, e.g. you can have cheese on both edges as you can see in the frieze at the gable.

Some details:

  • The pillars at the bottom of the staircase are shortened versions of the ones used at the Gas Station.
  • The curtains at the windows of the second floor are made out of bridal veils.
  • The garage door (probably) has a new mechanism which allows any width (see below).

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Boise Bro: “Full House” Victorian/Wohnhaus im San-Francisco-Stil

E Another amazing house builder is Boise Bro, completely unknown to us till to date. This victorian building  (one of the typical “Painted Ladies” of San Francisco) is inspired by a TV show named “Full House”. Now this is really top-notch building: nice techniques, a lot of great detailing, but not over the top, all in all well balanced and very stylish at the same time. There’s a fantastic interior, too. This is a building style we really love, also because of the sheer size which meets quite well the scale we’re aiming at, too. We’ll surely keep track of this builder.

D Boise Bro war uns bis dato völlig unbekannt. Dabei gehört dies sicherlich zum Besten, was es derzeit im Bereich Häuserbau gibt. Bei diesem “viktorianischen” Wohnhaus im San-Francisco-Stil ist praktisch alles erfüllt, was uns besonders freut: Continue reading