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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Real Life Victorian Style

Victorian seems to be the most popular and prevalent style of dollhouse miniature decorating. I must have been a Victorian in a previous life--my taste in dollhouse decorating runs to the ornate, gilded, and overly decorated, ie Victorian . Following are pics of the Castle Inn Riverside in Wichita KS, which has Victorian style furnishings for inspiration.

The parlor at The Castle Inn Riverside is filled with color and mahogony woodwork throughout. The castle is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)

This walnut fireplace is in the dining room of The Castle Inn Riverside is from Germany. The chandelier is not original to the castle but is an antique imported from Spain. (December 12, 2012)

The Castle Inn Riverside is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)

The Castle Inn Riverside is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)

The Castle Inn Riverside is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)

The Castle Inn Riverside is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)

The Castle Inn Riverside is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)


The Castle Inn Riverside is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)

The Castle Inn Riverside is up for sale and soon to be auctioned to the highest bidder on Dec. 18. Built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell, the stone mansion has through the years been nicknamed the ÒJewel on the River.Ó The stately castle has a three-story stone tower with carved gargoyles and a two-story, 2,000-square-foot carriage house. (December 12, 2012)


The Castle Inn Riverside was built in 1888 by cattleman Burton Campbell one of WichitaÕs wealthiest residents, and he spared no expense in building the $90,000 castle.(December 12, 2012)
Burton Campbell, original owner of Castle Inn Riverside

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the beautiful photos Thuy, I love that corner bookcase, would love to make one in miniature.

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  2. No problem Elga.
    I forgot to mention the owners of the home operate the home as a bed & breakfast lodge/inn. The guest rooms are decent, but nothing to write home about. The pictures above represent the shared spaces for guests.
    Apparently maintaining a 26-room house is too much work/upkeep, so they have decided to put the home up for auction.

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