Nevada City Craftsman Bungalow
I originally built this house in a Debbie Young workshop
in 1998. Debbie based it on an actual house in Nevada City, California,
but it always reminded me of a house I used to see when visiting the North
Here's how the house looked when I finally decided to finish
it in 2012:
Back in 1998, I had not only built the house, but completly
wired and wallpapered it. Then it sat in a box with all the furniture, kits
and accessories I had bought for it, thought many years and two house moves.
Now, it's completed!
Since it reminded me of a house in the mountains, I made
a hilly base for it to sit on. It has a high foundation in the front, but
sits on the ground in the back.
It's a long climb up those stairs, but quite worth the
Once up on the porch, you'll meet the owners and their
friendly dog. Then you might want to take a tour around the house.
The right side of the property is a steep climb to an arbor.
The wrap around porch offers several separate sitting areas.
The back yard has a sandbox and seesaw for the kids, and
a toolshed for the gardening supplies.
On the left side of the house is another steep hill back
down to the front yard.
Now let's see inside!
The comfortable living room features a leather sofa and
chair, along with a lovely desk by Sue Holtge.
The large dining room has furniture made from a Debbie
Young kit, plus a wine cabinet from BJ Minis and a desert cart made by Rose
Stout. (The adirondack chair in the front is on the porch.)
Upstairs, the girl's room features a trundle bed from another
Debbie Young kit, along with other furniture and toys.
The boy's room next door has bunk beds, a dresser, desk
and corner hutch, all from a Debbie Young kit, plus an assortment of toys
and a unique lighthouse lamp.
Back downstairs and around back, we visit the sunny kitchen.
Be sure to pet the cat!
Stove, fridge, sink, table and chairs from a Debbie Young kit. Other cabinet
by In A Miniature Manor.
Butcher block by BJ Minis, and cat by Barbara Myers.
Technology reigns even in a mountain house! Computer set
and furniture from a Debbie Young kit.
At the right, the kids enjoy pizza while watching TV.
Above the kitchen is the master bedroom. Furniture by In
A Miniature Manor
except secretary desk by BJ Minis.
The bathroom completes the upstairs. Made from a Debbie
Young kit, with various accessories added.
Hope you've enjoyed your visit!