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Pre-Cut Hiorne Tower Kit


This is a pre-cut KIT to make one Putz style building, NOT a finished building.

I consider this an intermediate kit.

My design is inspired by Hiorne Tower, a 50 foot tall building on the grounds of the park of Arundel Castle in West Sussex, England. The triangular structure consists of three octagonal corner turrets around a central hexagonal tower. It was built in 1797 by architect Francis Hiorne as he bid for the contract to rebuild the Duke of Norfolk’s nearby Arundel Castle. Though he did not get the contract (he died shortly thereafter) the tower was occupied until around 1960, and was featured in the 25th anniversary episode ‘Silver Nemesis’ of Doctor Who in 1988. It was restored in 1992.

Building can be lit from within using an LED tea light or fairy lights (not included.) I offer three choices with this kit – a hole in the bottom of the building to insert a light, a hole in the back of the building like a traditional Putz House, or a solid back and bottom with no light hole.

You can easily adapt this house to different holidays such as Halloween or Valentine’s Day with appropriate colors, accents and accessories.

Collect an entire village made by YOU! These look great on a mantle or as a village around the base of a tree. They make wonderful housewarming gifts or presents for every occasion. Check back often as I am constantly designing new buildings.

Kits are made to order. Shipped only within the U.S.

This kit is for personal use ONLY. Please do not copy, distribute, or sell any part of this design or the instructions without my permission.

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Size of the finished building will be approximately 7 1/2″ W x 7 ” D x 19 3/8″ H. These measurements do not include the size of the base. My kits are sized to work well with houses made with the Tim Holtz Village dies or S gauge train layouts. I have separate listings for O, OO and HO Scale.

Kit includes:
* Pre cut & scored white Kraft Board. Kraft Board is equivalent in thickness to light chipboard or cereal boxes, but is of higher quality and stiffer. This board folds well and can be colored with markers, paint, paper, or texture paste.
* Pre cut Frosted Vellum. All of the vellum for the windows are paned. Black vellum is provided for the entry of the turrets onto the roof of the central tower.
* Cardboard for base
* PDF Instructions on how to construct the house. PDF includes additional link to website with detailed photos, construction techniques, and design inspirations.

Type of Back

Regular back, Putz Back, Solid Back

Vellum Color

Frosted, Ochre, Shimmery Silver, Shimmery Gold, Pink, Red, Orange, Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Black


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