January 30, 2010

The other side

photo copyright Karin Corbin 2010

I thought you would enjoy a glimpse of the other side of the house. Remember the walls are only temporarily assembled, the stucco on the wall joins is missing and I am in the process of applying foundation stones. The upper area of the roof timbering is unfinished as beams that will be upstairs are going to come poking through that gable wall.

You can see some of the chunks of limestone I have been breaking down into smaller pieces for the dollhouse.

 In this photo you can see the dynamic patterning relationship of the timbers leading the eye around the structure. Repetition and variation of pattern is what it is called in the architecture design world. The shorter diagonals near the foundations were chosen as I saw in various books quite a few cottages in the Normandy and Brittany area that use that particular pattern of bracing. It is not something I have seen commonly used as a timber pattern in other countries or other areas of France.

8 comments:

Josje said...

It is starting to look very nice! I love the stone work you are adding at the bottom, such a nice contrast and also complement to the wood and plaster. The 'pièce de résistance' so far I think is the sink with the drain on the outside. Yum!

Lize said...

It looks great! I don't always leave a comment but I always come by to admire, and read your advice!

Michelle's Mad World said...

It's truly superb! It all looks so authentic and real! I aspire to your level of talent and workmanship! :o))
Michelle :o)

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Not had time lately to visit everyones blog.
You are doing a fabtastic job with this house and every inch of it is made to perfection!
Nikki xxx

nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Forgot to say that i wish i had your patience.

Theresa Cheek said...

Fabulous work! You always pay attention to detail and do it right!

kathi said...

Everything you do is so inspiring! I love the stonework on this house.
I have a question for you. How would you suggest I cut an opening in my plexiglass conservatory? I want to attach it to my house where there will be a french door. I don't want to break the "glass!"
Any advice you have will be greatly appreciated!
Kathi

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