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Miniature Monterey House - O scale & 1/4 scale-CIRCA 1840 Alta California/model railroad/miniature collectible/tabletop display

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Overview:
• I designed and hand-crafted this O gauge & 1/4 scale miniature house.
• Materials: a variety including Bass wood, wood-reinforced Gator board, molding paste fiber
clay, acrylic panes and a simulated Spanish Tile roof.
• Process: Fabricated a mud plaster wall finish with molding paste. Painted to achieve the effect
of aged layers of whitewash. The upper and lower porches are made of bass wood which was
distressed and weathered.
• Size: 8 ½ inches long by 7 1/8 inches wide and 7 1/8 inches high
(The overall base stand measures 11” by 8 3/8” – see pictures.)
• Scale: ¼/O scale
• Signed and Dated, “CIRCA 1840 A Monterey Colonial (Alta California)”

• Made to order
• Ships worldwide from United States

If you lived in Monterey, California in 1840, you would have been among a group of diverse people from Spain, Mexico and about 200 United States settlers from the Eastern Frontier of the United States. Monterey was a key seaport city for shipping hides around the world and back then it was part of the Mexican Providence known as Alta California. One such settler, Thomas Larkin from Boston merged East Coast Colonial style building techniques with Spanish building methods and materials (namely adobe bricks) and thus the “Monterey Colonial*” was born. Adobe bricks were normally made right at the construction site by mixing dirt, sand, straw, clay and chips. These materials were then mixed with water into a thick solution, poured into molds and left in the sun to dry. After the house was built out of the adobe bricks, a thick mud plaster was applied over them. The house walls were then whitewashed usually once a year leaving a hard and aged patina that added to the charm of these houses. I hope that you like my rendition of these “Monterey walls”.

Additional information - My passion is designing and crafting miniature structures representative of the ones like the Monterey Colonial that was built on the U.S. Frontier. The underlying structure of this house is made from wood-reinforced Gator board and molding paste was coated on to replicate mud plaster. Bass wood was used on the porches and for the posts after they were distressed and weathered. Everything was done to scale – ¼ /O. The house is mounted on a display stand. While additional houses will be made in this same design, each one will be unique. Like this one, they will be labeled, signed and dated.

* The Larkin House still stands today in Monterey as well as other examples all along the California coast.
Overview:
• I designed and hand-crafted this O gauge & 1/4 scale miniature house.
• Materials: a variety including Bass wood, wood-reinforced Gator board, molding paste fiber
clay, acrylic panes and a simulated Spanish Tile roof.
• Process: Fabricated a mud plaster wall finish with molding paste. Painted to achieve the effect
of aged layers of whitewash. The upper and lower porches are made of bass wood which was
distressed and weathered.
• Size: 8 ½ inches long by 7 1/8 inches wide and 7 1/8 inches high
(The overall base stand measures 11” by 8 3/8” – see pictures.)
• Scale: ¼/O scale
• Signed and Dated, “CIRCA 1840 A Monterey Colonial (Alta California)”

• Made to order
• Ships worldwide from United States

If you lived in Monterey, California in 1840, you would have been among a group of diverse people from Spain, Mexico and about 200 United States settlers from the Eastern Frontier of the United States. Monterey was a key seaport city for shipping hides around the world and back then it was part of the Mexican Providence known as Alta California. One such settler, Thomas Larkin from Boston merged East Coast Colonial style building techniques with Spanish building methods and materials (namely adobe bricks) and thus the “Monterey Colonial*” was born. Adobe bricks were normally made right at the construction site by mixing dirt, sand, straw, clay and chips. These materials were then mixed with water into a thick solution, poured into molds and left in the sun to dry. After the house was built out of the adobe bricks, a thick mud plaster was applied over them. The house walls were then whitewashed usually once a year leaving a hard and aged patina that added to the charm of these houses. I hope that you like my rendition of these “Monterey walls”.

Additional information - My passion is designing and crafting miniature structures representative of the ones like the Monterey Colonial that was built on the U.S. Frontier. The underlying structure of this house is made from wood-reinforced Gator board and molding paste was coated on to replicate mud plaster. Bass wood was used on the porches and for the posts after they were distressed and weathered. Everything was done to scale – ¼ /O. The house is mounted on a display stand. While additional houses will be made in this same design, each one will be unique. Like this one, they will be labeled, signed and dated.

* The Larkin House still stands today in Monterey as well as other examples all along the California coast.

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Miniature Monterey House - O scale & 1/4 scale-CIRCA 1840 Alta California/model railroad/miniature collectible/tabletop display

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