Extremely Rare Lacamas Lake House 1:12 Dollhouse Shell

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 21,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction
Note: Item is NOT for local pick-up only, I just couldn't get Ebay's worthless shipping calculator to give me anything cont so I chose that option. It CAN be shipped through a freight company. Buyer to make all arrangements. It can also be delivered for a reasonable fee in the Las Vegas, NV or Phoenix, AZ metropolitan areas, and points in between. See below for further information.
EDIT: Craters & Freighters gave me a quote of $595 for shipping BOTH this and the other house from Las Vegas to New York. If you got only one house and you're not as far as New York, you can estimate shipping may cost $450. If you are west of the Mississippi and buy only one house, shipping will be closer to $375-$400. Again, that is for one house shipped within the western U.S. These are rough estimates but likely pretty close. Actually, I'm quite surprised shipping of both houses to New York would be only around $600. I'd have guessed a lot more!
Wonderful and hard to find Lacamas Lake House designed by Clell Boyce of Victorian Miniature Times in Washington state. 1:12 scale, all window and door openings fit standard dollhouse components (2 9/16" by 5 1/16" single windows, 3" x 7" interior doors, etc.). The openings I checked all have an extra 1/16th of an inch extra space so no worrying about having to sand to get your windows and doors to fit. This house is solid, solid, solid!! Built of fine 3/8" thick baltic birch throughout, sanded to a glassy, smooth finish and ready for your finishing touches. I added the black & white photograph above showing some of Victorian Times's offerings from 1983. It's a bit blurry but the Lacamas Lake House is in the middle of the top row. Wouldn't this look great finished as a shingle-styled home such as can be found on Martha's Vineyard or Kennebunkport?
This is not signed by Clell Boyce, so I doubt he personally built it (he signed all his works, I believe). It may have been built by Victorian Times after Clell Boyce sold the company. I cannot guarantee its provenance, all I know is the man from whom I purchased this (and the Joseph Angel house I have on another listing) said his mother bought them from a dollhouse company in Washington in the 1980s, so the clues fit. I bought this and the Joseph Angel House several years ago. I'd always wanted both but, alas, we know how projects can go sometimes. I'll never get around to finishing these, so it's time they found good, loving homes with, hopefully, someone who can appreciate the fine craftsmanship that went into making them.
The houses are located in Las Vegas, NV. Pick-up would be cheapest (free, of course!), but shipping can be done by a freight company. Arrangements are up to the buyer, but I'll work with you on making pick-up seamless. I've had extremely good luck with Craters & Freighters. This house and the other can be delivered to your door in Phoenix, AZ or any point in between Las Vegas and the Phoenix metro area (Flagstaff, Kingman, Wickenburg, etc.) for a $100 delivery fee. I wouldn't be the one delivering, and I can't ask a friend to do it for free, sorry. Delivery price will be the same if you buy both houses, as they will be in the same vehicle so no point in charging extra.
My measurements may be slightly off, due to the difficulty in measuring something w the lengthiest points are at different levels, but these are pretty close. Length is 41 1/2". Width at widest point (the side bay) is 26". The ceiling height on the first and second floors is 10". Interior walls on the second floor are movable to create your own room dimensions. The top floor has 3" high knee walls, and the total height to the interior peak is 12". Weight is approximately 50-70 pounds. It is easily carried by two people.
The last photograph is an example of how beautifully this miniature home can be detailed. That is not a photograph of the actual house you'll be bidding on. I wish mine looked like that! This is...