Peek Inside This Immaculate $100K Dollhouse for Sale
For many, dollhouses are nothing more than a child’s toy. For artist Jimmy Landers, however, dollhouses are $100,000 artworks.
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Landers creates dollhouses that are so detailed, each work takes him months, if not years, to finish. In fact, one of his most-prized miniatures, called The Sahlberg, took him two years to complete. The lifelike structure features a three-story hardwood cabinet house with nine rooms, including a grand foyer spanning three floors, a dining room, a parlor, a guest bedroom, a master bedroom, and even a two-story wood-paneled library.
If you think it looks amazing on the outside, wait until you take a tour of the inside.
The grand foyer, for instance, includes 2,000 individually-placed marble tiles, double panel doors, and an elegant round staircase made with hand-turned spindles and mahogany banisters. If you look up, you’ll see a brass chandelier and an elegant stained-glass dome, among other meticulous touches. Talk about a grand entrance!
Another part of the tiny home filled with stunning detail is the library. On the first level, alongside thousands of books, are a wrought-iron, a cozy fireplace, and even tiny decorative pieces such as rugs, trophies, and a phonograph. Similar to the foyer, its beauty can be appreciated by looking up, as it features a Victorian chandelier and coffered ceiling with hand-hammered copper panels.
Observing the fine details of the dollhouse is in itself a fun activity. Try to spot the following in other parts of the home: floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, brass lighting fixtures, mahogany flooring, intricate plaster columns, gold-trimmed mirrors, and textured wallpaper.
According to Landers, he started building miniatures when, shortly after retirement, he found himself without a hobby. He tried making a dollhouse, and has been making more of them (with grander designs) ever since.