It was purchased about seventeen years ago at a garage sale for $15. The cottage had been roughly assembled with hot glue, and most of the trim was either missing or damaged. It sat around for a long time in its broken down state. Renovations began recently, and inspiration for the exterior facade came from an incredible miniature artist, the late Pam Throop.
Here is a picture of what the Westville generally looks like.
Here is Mr Arthur's new house.
The triangular shaped bay in front was changed into a rectangular one, and a dormer was added over the porch roof.
Scrap wood was used for the timbers, and tissues were glued in between to imitate stucco.
The front step and the stone facade were made from paper mache painted with acrylic paint.
The porch was enclosed and the windows on the right side of the house were eliminated. The chimney and fireplace were made from left over plywood, covered with wire and paper mache.