Each House in the "A Place in Time" series is painstakingly handcrafted. Each brick is individually hand painted, each decorative piece of timber framing is individually carved and painted. Store signs are designed and hand painted with tiny brushes, and can be customized. Windows too are individually handmade - and at the customer's request, can be customized to have photos of family, friends, or business associates show through. Historical homes and stores, as well as modern buildings are available. Specific buildings (i.e. your own home, house of worship, or business) can be commissioned. All our unique, and make wonderful display pieces and gifts of distinction.
Colombage Alsacian Row Homes
Alsace, France. Built circa 1320.
First used in the 11th century, Fachwerk (known as Colombage in France) is one of the oldest architectural styles in central Europe. Many of these extremely well constructed, durable buildings still stand in the Alsatian region of France, where, updated with bathrooms and electricity, they continue to serve homes and businesses.
17 inches high x 8 inches wide x 7 deep. $995
Utrecht, Holland. Built in 1371.
Jan van Goyen painted Pelkus Gate many times in the mid 1600s. While the building itself no longer exists, Van Goyen’s paintings of the tower still hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other world famous museums.
21 inches high x 14 wide x 13 ½ deep $995
Castle De Harr Gatehouse
Utrecht, Netherlands. Built 1892. Still standing.
Castle De Harr itself has 200 rooms and 30 bathrooms, and was ultra-modern for its time, with electrical lighting powered by its own generator and central heating.
he Gatehouse would have been the first line of defense protecting the castle in times of war. The gatekeeper and his family lived in the rooms above the arch, with the gatekeeper collecting customs as traders arrived. Soldiers would have been prepared to take their places in the towers to defend the property if invading armies approached.
14 ¾ inches high x 9 wide x 10 ½ deep $895
Alsfeld Germany. Built 1386. Still standing
17 ½ inches high x 7 ¾ wide x 3 ¼ deep. $695
Pieter Bruegel House
Flanders, Belgium. Built 1540
Home of Flemish Painter, Pieter Bruegel.
10 7/8 inches high x 4 1/8 wide $225
Weestphalia, Germany. The Rheinbacher Castle, surrounded by a moat, and built of quarry stone, was built in the second half of the 12th century.
The witches' tower (known as a Hexenturm in German) which was part of its now destroyed walls, is 113 feet tall and 29 ½ feet in diameter. The basement was used as a prison including during the witch hunt years (1631-1636). 25,000 alleged witches (mostly women, but also men and children) were interrogated, tortured, and burned (usually alive) between 1500 and 1782 in Germany, accused of cavorting with the devil, causing insect plagues, bad weather, ruined harvests and spoiling the production of beer. In 1673 the town, and rest of the castle, was destroyed by the troops of the Prince of Orange.
18¾ inches high x 6 ¾ wide x 4 deep $695
Medieval German Church
Built circa 1400 9 ¼ inches high x 6 3/8 wide x 1 inch deep $150
Antwerp Mechant's House
Antwerp, Belgium. Built 1585
14 inches high x 6 3/8 inches wide x 1 inch deep $375