This modern house
model by architect Wes Christensen is my all time favorite house. And that includes my red roofed Gottschalk with the pull down garden and the German late 1800's house Ann Meehan told me is a Christian Hacker. (OK even the adorable Albin Schonherr puppenstuben, not to belabor the point) much.
It is so perfect for modern design. It showcases cutting edge mini furniture like the work of Paris Renfroe, Doris Nathansen of the incomparable minimodernistas, and the Peter Tucker and pinchofpepper I own.
Wes will be commenting each week as we explore this house and his work and said today,
"I developed MH1 in 2009 in a response to the many requests from people in the Modern Mini world. There are so many choices for traditional or Victorian mini houses on the market and just a small few Modern houses available. When I read this I figured I could design a Mini house, especially a Modern one. So, I worked up a design that was clean and simple (being influenced by the shipping container module from a project I was working on building a guest house out of a shipping container) and MiniHouse1 was born. I posted some computer model images to the modern mini community and the response was wonderful, Wes"
by Wes Christensen, landscape design by Greg Gorby, Tuscon, Arizona
Here is what the MH1 looks like in my house 1/12 scale
It is a sculpture. There must have been something about it being just the right house at the right time because I have really used it over and over again for scenes. It is not too heavy being made in two main parts and I have carried it all over my house, up and down stairs! I think it is the kind of mini house that frames the design and does not impose limits on what you can do in it. It is also not overwhelming. It is a 1/12 scale which is important as my favorite furniture is too. Don't even get me started on how my Paris Renfroe kitchen looks in it...
Since 2009 there has been great growth in mini houses. Yes we thank you pioneer bloggers Mini Modern, Oese, Pubdoll, Annina, Mini Dork etc. and the ancient historians like the Shopping Sherpa and Rebecca... (tongue firmly in cheek) and we are proud of the whole new crop of mini designers and our media darling Call Small who makes us all noticible. We've come a long way babies. (and I haven't even scratched the surface of all the new house designers out there, remember this was from way back in 2009)
but hey this is my original modern love. C