I do not remember how I stumbled across this company but I am glad that I did. Based in Uruguay (South America), World Wide ArchistylesClub produces architectural scale kits and fully built models of dollhouses in three scales—1:12, 1:24 and 1:48. The kits are all laser precision cut MDF and touted as having such a perfect fit that there is almost no need to use any adhesive for them. I’m partial to their 1:12 Boston model ($338 which includes shipping) pictured above. It’s a 4-story high (plus underground space) apartment building with a retail space on the main level. Although it is an older period style of architecture, I think it could be phenomenal if decorated in a modern style.
I am hoping that they add a collection of modern style dollhouses to their standard offerings, but they do build custom structures and encourage commissions. Prices for personal designs start at $550 and are based on the level of complexity to create. The company built a miniature museum for a dollhouse hobbyist in Florida and the structure cost $1200 to be produced. I wondered what it might cost to build a simplified 1:12 version of The Living Home as a kit (pictured below). The estimate process was great because they asked if I would also want the built-in cabinetry and closets—hee hee, why, yes, I would!
The pre-estimate for such a structure came back at $1800.
You can view the entire collection of World Wide ArchistylesClub kits and models at www.arquikits.com.Images: arquikits.com and livinghomes.net