I've been working on the proportions for this house. I haven't tried to do a real reproduction. My intent is to make something that looks enough like this house that people who've seen the house will think, "I know that house."
I'm also trying to keep it small enough to display easily. The second photo shows 2 mock-ups of the house. The one on the left is the one I am going with. There's not a dramatic difference between the two - the one I've chosen is 1/2 inch wider, the front tower is 1/2 wider, and the roof angle is a little shallower. I think I'm going to make the house 1/2 inch taller as well for the white foundation.
Does anyone have any good ideas on making the balusters? I don't have a die that will mimic that shape. I'm not capable with an Xacto knife like Howard. I may just make them as straight spindles.
I've learned to draw steeple patterns better using a compass. I will describe the method in the Tools and Tips section in the next couple of days.