Mark Turpin has always loved the metaphor of life as a river. Everything about this imagery fascinates him...from tranquil beginnings to roaring rapids, changing direction or simply going with the flow, life rolls along like a river, eventually meeting the sea. River Bend is Mark's answer to this beautiful lesson from nature of life unfolding. In fact, this room setting has nothing man-made in its view. A jagged mountain range at sunset forms the backdrop, and the bend of a swiftly moving river is visible in the foreground, just beyond the landscaped patio, which is covered by falling leaves. A single wagon wheel symbolizes our recent progress in this ancient and beautiful world.

As featured in Miniature Collector magazine, the interior of River Bend includes four living areas, which could be furnished as living room, kitchen, lofted sitting room and bedroom. Exposed interior beams, paneled walls, and planked flooring are stained in a pleasing golden pecan. The stone chimney reaches the full height of the rooms and houses three fireplaces: living room, kitchen, and bedroom. An open staircase leads to the loft, with a cutout open to the room below and a vaulted beamed ceiling above.

Each room has a different and unique view of the magnificent mountain range, and each window is uniquely framed to showcase the view. And, the total framing comes together to create its own unique pattern. Another wagon wheel forms the charming hanging lamp upstairs, and the old-fashioned fluted wall sconces bring light to the rooms. Like a theatre set, the backdrop is lighted, and the rooms also have additional wiring accessible behind the baseboards. The rooms are move-in ready, with plenty of space for comfortable western or other stylish furnishings.

Constructed of solid pine and poplar, birch plywood, basswood, resin, acrylic, stain and paint. The adorable cat was handmade by Sue Veeder.
Dimensions: 27" wide, 20" deep, 20" high; 1:12 scale. Front accessible via hinged frame. Sold.

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