Callisto was planned as a formal library, with floor to ceiling bookcases flanking the fireplaces on both levels; however, the small structure is suitable for other uses such as an art or furnishings gallery, executive office, or social club.
"When I stopped by the Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles in the 1980s, I was able to view Jupiter with four of its sixteen moons through the powerful telescope. In a city where the stars are always shining although not necessarily overhead, what amazed me was that once pointed out the planet was still clearly visible to the naked eye without the telescope. Callisto is one of the four largest Jovian moons. I named this new Greek Revival structure for the strong memory of that experience decades ago."
The exterior of Callisto features a convex portico of columns with Ionic capitals, and welcoming coach lights on the lower level. A unique interior boasts two large rooms with round spaces, including an upstairs gallery open to the room below through a round cutout. Both rooms include fireplaces and are connected by a formal staircase.
Constructed of solid pine with handmade windows and doors, with smooth faux painted stone walls and gleaming gray marble floors, complemented by an exquisite silver and crystal chandelier created by Phyllis Tucker. Callisto is elegant and stately, a lovely addition to any collection of fine miniatures.
Original dimensions: 25" wide, 19" deep, 25.5" high; 1:12 scale. Sold.
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