First, a little background, please feel free to skip ahead. :-) About 10 years ago, I found a kit on sale at Benjamin Franklin and brought it home to work on over the summer. I assembled portions of the kit, but left for college in the fall and never really had time to get back to it. My mom and I left it at a great uncle’s house who was a woodworker and agreed to finish it for me. However, he passed away soon after. Over the years, I would ask my mom about it and she would promise to ask after it but always forgot. It continued to slip our minds for years and I wasn’t in too big a hurry since I had no room for it anyway. Now we have built our home and moved in with plenty of crafting room but it turns out the dollhouse was a victim of Hurricane Ike last winter (even though we live in Indiana we had a lot of damage). Now, I can’t stop thinking about it and am trying to track down the kit, though I do not even know the brand.
From reading here, I suspect it may have been a dura craft. The only things I really remember were the parts I worked on so there isn’t much. I do remember clapboard siding, brick foundation (the kind with a sort of stencil and paste), an exposed chimney with the same brick and tons of trim that had to be cut. The trim is one reason I did not finish it on my own as I could not figure out how to cut some of it. The trim included gutters and downspouts, stairs/railings/banisters, casings and fireplace mantle. There was at least one fireplace, maybe two. The house was at least two stories, fairly large, I think a rectangular farmhouse style. Working double-hung windows, silk-screened, I think.
Sorry for the long post. I know this is a shot in the dark and I appreciate any info, ideas, etc. Thank you!