Fall in love at Le Château de l’Amour, where the new owner/collector is busy decorating and filling the interior with wonderful details. Scroll down to tour the rooms decorated, furnished and photographed by Jackie, starting on the Ground Floor with the Wine Cellar, Kitchen, Servants' Hall and closets, continuing to the First Floor with its Formal Dining Room, Grand Salon and Petite Salon, all surrounding the Main Entrance Hall. The Second Floor includes the Music Room and Library, which includes hundreds of handmade books, and the newly decorated Gentleman's Bedroom and Bathroom, a handsome two-room suite.

Jackie has included many new items from various sources, including the Kensington Dolls House Fair in 2021. Additional photos will be added as the rooms are completed. From cellar to double attic, this enormous structure has over thirty rooms on six levels. With hidden doors and secret staircases, Le Château de l'Amour is filled with surprises at every turn.

Le Château de l’Amour is one of the largest, tallest and heaviest structures in Mark Turpin's portfolio. The château was handcrafted using birch plywood, solid pine and poplar, basswood, balsa, illustration board, acrylic windows, and numerous colors of paint. The interior was designed with convertible spaces that can be configured to accommodate from six to ten bedrooms in combination with five to seven bathrooms. Each suite of rooms has adjustable walls for flexible room sizing. Additional decorating options include ground floor arches and columns, and numerous staircases.

The château was hand-painted and includes handmade windows, doors and staircases. The decorative front columns were a gift from a miniature collector to the artist. The exterior faux stonework finish is comprised of ten colors and has many variations in its appearance under different lighting conditions, as shown below. Thousands of hand-cut tiles cover the rooftops and elongated pepper-pot roofs on the two towers. Forty-nine handmade windows bring light to the interior, which includes over 5,000 square inches of living space.

Dimensions: 44" wide, 28" deep, 67" high; 1:12 scale. Sold.

Read more about the making of External link opens in new tab or windowLe Château de l’Amour in the January 2022 issue of External link opens in new tab or windowDolls House World Magazine, available now in print and online. Request DHW 347. The château was also featured in External link opens in new tab or windowDollhouse Miniatures Magazine, issue 80.