Thursday, September 6, 2007

Modern Bash...Could Be A Party, I Guess

Because there are a limited amount of available modern dollhouse kits, some hobbyists take to kit bashing. They purchase a standard dollhouse kit that has modern potential and get to work constructing mod abodes.

I think I’ve mentioned before that I lack craftsman skills, but I got it in my head that I was going to bash the Real Good Toys Firehouse kit. I had grand ideas in the vein of HGTV’s Generation Renovation show or their Restoration America project. I was going to insert Plexiglas in the garage doors, switch out the front door and windows, add some cedar panels to the facade, have concrete floors and put a deck with reflecting pool on the roof. Oh, I was excited to do this project! Well, that was two years ago…and where’s that kit now? Sitting in my garage scratching its head next to the Artply Highland dollhouse that I had planned to mid-century modernize with the deliciousness of Eichler and Eames style. Sigh.

Anyway, I felt compelled to share the idea with other modern mini enthusiasts who might have the skill—and more importantly, the follow through to undertake and complete the project. I still hope to put the kit(s) together one day.

Pictured above:

  • The aforementioned Real Good Toys Firehouse kit
  • A garden shed kit from Minimum World that I think could be bashed to make a cool backyard office addition in the manner of Modern Shed ( or Modern Cabana (
  • A barn from Dollhouse Trains & More that could make an interesting contemporary dwelling
  • The Corona Concepts Vintage Travel Trailer that could be constructed to reflect the interior style of any of Christopher C. Deam’s Airstream designs (
Is it corny for me to say “happy bashing”?

Yes, yes it is.

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