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Tri-ang Dolls Houses Database, Vol. 3, 1946-1971

"My Home" Bungalow, October 1960. Approximate dimensions: 46 inches [115 cm] wide, 33 inches [82.5 cm] deep and 12.5 inches [31 cm] high.

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"My Home" Bungalow, October 1960. Approximate dimensions: 46 inches [115 cm] wide, 33 inches [82.5 cm] deep and 12.5 inches [31 cm] high.
This model can be dated so specifically because it was sold exclusively through a reader offer in the November, 1960, issue of "My Home" - a women's magazine. (The November issue would actually have been on sale in the October of 1960 - UK magazines are "dated forward"). It is the precursor of the Bungalow C (1961-67). It was sold through the magazine before Bungalow C was released to retailers in 1961. (Bungalow C is actually listed in the 1961 catalogue as the "My Home" Dolls House). The C, which may be seen in pictures 52-55, subsequently, is the largest in a series of three bungalow models, designated A, B and C. The dimensions given above are those of Bungalow C - but it is believed that the "My Home" version is actually slightly larger. Its materials and method of construction are similar to that of the U and V houses. (Please see the captions to pictures 61 and 62, subsequently, for a description of the U's construction). This is the front exterior view of the house. The rear exterior view may be seen in the next picture. (This photo copyright: Rosemary). The interior of this house, which has seven rooms and a hallway, is not shown in this Album, but some views of its individual rooms may be seen in "Triang Spot-on catalogues & Bungalow" at: http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=10804142 and "Springtime in Greconville. 26" (pictures 26-32 and 39-40) at: http://www.dollshousespastandpresent.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15439776
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Starr
12:39 AM on February 28, 2016 
Rosemary says...
It has been demoted from above the dishwasher since it gave a visitor - who turned round suddenly - a black eye! Now in it's pile of 3.


I have a similar largish house, two piece Bodo Hennig, split level; I have bought a table with wings to spread it out or stack and put the wings down. Another idea, sometimes an oversized wall unit like Ivor from Ikea, I have one that is up to the ceiling and each shelf is ample, about 2 feet deep
Starr
12:34 AM on February 28, 2016 
Thank you so much!! I think you have just solved a mystery with this photo! For years I dreamed of my girlfriend's U shaped house, which she designed and had custom built here in Canada: her dream house. I was a guest and stayed there and LOVED it. She told me that years before she had seen one, a model when she was a little girl from the UK, and always wanted to build it. I think this is the one she may have seen. In real life the inner courtyard was larger with a lily pond and fountain, very modern; instead of the carport there was a kitchen/family room wing.
Rosemary
7:22 AM on February 4, 2015 
It has been demoted from above the dishwasher since it gave a visitor - who turned round suddenly - a black eye! Now in it's pile of 3.
Rosemary
6:32 PM on September 7, 2014 
It does take up an awful amount of space, Lucy and is a real pain due to this. It comes apart in three parts so can be stored- as it was for many years. It currently sits on a shelf above the dishwasher and washing machine - hardly an ideal position!
lucy
12:54 AM on September 7, 2014 
I love bungalows ,it looks very contemporary for its time ,looks like it takes up a bit of space ,I was going to get a model built of a house I have which is single story but when the design on paper came back it was huge my husband was not pleased so I stopped ,but think it would be fun to have a model of a house you live in and love

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