Electrified Victorian Doll's House for Sale in Estate Agent's Window
A miniature house collector was getting so overcrowded at home she was forced to put one of them on the market - at an estate agents.
Prospective buyers were fooled by pictures of the stunning detached Victorian townhouse on display in the window of R House estate agents in Torpoint, Cornwall - thinking it is a full sized house. It is being marketed as a bargain at just £1,500 ($3,000) being within the reach of any first-time buyer with no stamp duty or solicitor fees, no HIP, a survey - and no chain.
Deborah Bowden, 51, from Torpoint decided to take the unusual step of putting the house on the market through normal estate agents.
Over the past four years, grandmother Mrs Bowden built the house using a kit before electrifying it and adding the finishing touches like hand-knitted sheets and hand-made furniture.
"I buy the kits then I electrify them with real lights and put in floorboards, she said.”I've even made tiny miniature labels to go on tin cans which I have researched from the internet to make sure they are authentic Victorian pieces.
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