Go west, through rolling hills of green and fields of gold, to a place called Summerfield Estate, a house for all seasons.
Enter Summerfield through a stately columned portico. A brand new custom-built house awaits, with a sprawling floor plan of thirty rooms on three levels. Summerfield was recently delivered to the new owner, who will decorate and furnish over 10,000 square inches of space.
Summerfield is a unique luxury home, spacious and welcoming from the moment you step through the double front doors into a two-story entrance hall, where an open staircase overlooks the double-height living room with loft. The main floor also features a reception room or library space, a formal dining room and butler's pantry connected to a bay-windowed kitchen and breakfast room. A sun-splashed gathering room with floor to ceiling windows features paired decorative columns, and a whimsical 21" double-mantled chimney-piece, all under a soaring glass roof.
There are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The ground floor includes three garages, a workshop, recreation room, laundry room, home office, utility spaces and a bonus room, along with ample storage space including a closet under the front steps. The house is crowned by an enormous roof with plentiful attic space for expansion, or to create vaulted and cathedral ceilings for the second floor rooms.
Summerfield features a hand-painted exterior comprised of more than 10,000 hand-carved bricks on the upper levels, a faux stonework finish on the ground floor, and thousands of hand-cut tiles on the roof. Dozens of handmade windows and doors, plus a pair of decorative brackets and two chimneys help complete the structure. The front of the house includes several landscape spaces for trees or shrubberies and some seasonal fall color. When winter comes, fireplaces will add their glow to the rooms. Spring rains may cascade down the glass roof, but summer sunlight eventually streams once again through arched and bay windows. Summerfield remains, a house for all seasons.
Dimensions: 60" wide, 52" deep, 48" high; 1:12 scale. Sold.
Read more about Summerfield in the January 2023 issue of Dollshouse & Miniature Scene Magazine.