This marvellous replica of a typical Victorian cottage, selected from an 1880 sourcebook of residential designs for prospective home builders, re-creates a Queen Anne-style residence. Hardly a "cottage" in the modern sense, this type of house was ideally suited to seaside locations: the deep wraparound porch provided protective shade and ample space for enjoying the sea views. The projecting roof eaves shaded the upper floors from the midday sun, while the recessed porch and second-floor balcony caught the sea breezes and created cooling cross ventilation. Now model builders can construct an exact replica of this authentic, attractive structure. Step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams provide simple directions for cutting, folding, gluing, and assembling a full-colour model. The cottage features olive clapboard siding with yellow trim and stained-glass dormer windows, grey slate roof, and rich orange-brown latticework at ground level. A hammock hung on the side porch adds a charming final touch to this sprawling Victorian classic. SELLING POINTS: ? Full-colour 179 x 190 x 216mm model of classic Victorian seaside cottage. ? Based on actual 1880s design. ? Step-by-step instructions, exploded diagrams make assembly easy.