Sunday, May 25, 2014

Building the Harborside Mansion

Harborside Mansion Dollhouse Kit
This is the Harborside Mansion by Real Good Toys.  I'm building it and customizing the interior so when it's shipped to Dorothy in NY it will be done and ready to furnish!  This is a large 13 room dollhouse with a conservatory and wrap around porch with gazebo. Here's what I've done so far.
 First I stained the shingles and doors and painted all the windows. 
I painted all the exterior walls in green and started attaching the hinges for the open bay front.

Here's the conservatory parts, they're next...
 Painted and ready to go, the foundation, windows, shutters and walls.
 I stained the wood floors so there will be wood floors throughout.
 Assembly begins!
 Hinged bay door is on and roof attached.
 Working on the bay...
 Chimneys attached, bay balcony finished.
 Jump to the assembled conservatory and porch foundation going in.
 Gazebo and roof for the porch is on.
 Shingling and more shingling!  looks great!
Now planning my lighting layout and inteior wall placement.  Lots more to come! 
 Her some of the walls are in and all the lights have been installed. 

It's Finished!!! Here's the final turned out beautiful!

 Door panel that opens in front to reveal two rooms with access through to the rear of the dollhouse. 

 Gazebo and wrap around porch!  Love it!
 Dining room with chair rail

 It's so big!  Lots of rooms and decorating space inside.
 Front Hall and curved staircase
 Small family room or library off the Front Hall.  I added a custom built in fireplace and bookcases. 
 Second Floor Bathroom and adjoining bedroom
 2nd Floor hallway and front bedroom
 I love this room...So pretty
 Here's the kitchen.  My customer painted the cabinets and then sent them to me to install the countertops and then build it into the room.  It's has all the necessary amenities, refridgerator, sink, dishwasher, wall oven, stove, range hood, love, love, love it!  So nice. 
 I added a built in window bench on the 3rd floor

 I can hardly get  all the rooms in the picture!  The color pallette is neutral, soft and delicate.
Another successful dollhouse build!  I hope you enjoyed seeing it come to life!  Now to get it ready for shipping!


  1. Very impressive! Thanks for sharing all the steps it's fun to follow along. Can't wait to see it all come together :)