Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wes Christensen's Modern House 2

all photographs in this post are by Wes Christensen


This is the beautiful MH2. It is 1/6 scale and one of a kind made for an artist at Disney Studios. That made me wonder how many
 MH1' s are out there. Mine is signed by Wes. He said he made 10, and one in 1/24 scale  That delights the collector's heart in me. And there is only 1 MH2!

Wes continues "As far as Miniature influences, I remember being very interested in small scale things. I loved small vehicles, houses, action figures, anything that was “real” or “everyday” but small. I would play for hours with toys called “Adventure people”. (fisher price made them in the late 70’s early 80’s) These were action figures and vehicles of everyday, real, people or occupations that were small. Forest rangers, construction workers, shark hunters, etc. I loved the small version of real things." he said

The importance of play can not be underated! Can it?

Wes says,"I build architectural models as part of my profession and was thinking what other avenues could this model making take me. So, I jumped online and looked up dollhouses and discovered an entire world of great people that collect, buy, decorate, furnish, and inhabit (with mini residents) dollhouses. However, I wasn’t really interested in building small traditional houses I wanted to go modern."





"Then, I thought, I have a design for an awesome house I did for a project in school and would love to implement as my own “big” house someday. So, I designed in the computer MiniHouse2 (MH2). This was a huge mini house that I built and will only build once. It was 36” square and pretty extensive to build. I do admit, it was freaking sweet, for lack of a better term and the buyer was awesome (A fine lady at Disney Toon Studios), however, I am sad to say the next MH2 I build will be full size"



                           
                            I want one. Don't you... Full size!

See Wes Christensen's Flickr stream by clicking on the right of this blog post for more of "The Eye of the Architect" . CM







19 comments:

Shale said...

Me too. Full size. I love this house! What a great post. I love to hear what the architect is thinking when he designs. Thanks
Susan

Kikka said...

Yes: Full size would be perfect!

My Realitty said...

Shale, can't you just see it in sand dunes with waving grass? C

My Realitty said...

Kikka, you got that right! CM

Miniatures by Natalia said...

What a wonderful house! I wouldn't mind to have it a mini size either. Thank you for sharing.

MiniAussie said...

Sensational house!!! Hmmm I'll take one full size AND mini!

Fabiola said...

Fntastic house!
Bye Faby

dale's dreams said...

Very cool house!

And, I think the life size one should be located in Malibu. ;)

Troy said...

Wow, this great. He does great work. It is nice to see a modern project. I will put my life size at Laguna Beach

Moviedogs said...

The MH2 house is actually even more beautiful than the pictures. It’s my favorite of my modern dollhouses. And, it’s big! Wes made this house with incredible care – it’s a piece of art – and he’s a terrific guy. I’ve been working on finding the right pieces to put in it, but all of the modern furniture I’ve tried looks good. Always enjoy your site!

My Realitty said...

Natalie, it is such a perfect vacation house, don't you think? CM

My Realitty said...

Mini Aussie, where in Australia would you want yours? CM

My Realitty said...

Fabiola, Let's party! Surfs up! CM

My Realitty said...

Dale,I'm all for it? Who shall we have for neighbors? CM

My Realitty said...

That's funny Troy my parents lived for 30 years in Laguna Beach? Where do you want yours? The Bluffs, the Canyon or Emerald Bay? Let's meet at Partners CM

Wes said...

Hey all. I will generate the construction documents for this house and we can start construction in all these places. I love this house and totally want to build it when the time is right! Thanks for all the great comments!

dale's dreams said...

CM, just other good looking wealthy peeps like ourselves. *giggles*

My Realitty said...

Moviedogs are you on flickr? Love to see pics of the house decorated! Thanks! CM

Anonymous said...

I love Wes C's houses... I too want a real one!! But where? Pt Reyes? The Adirondacks? Cape Cod? Hmmm... so much to think about.