Discover how to commission a beautiful detailed scale model of your home, framed and ready to adorn your wall
A portrait model of your home is the ultimate in unique gifts. Every element is individually hand-made for each specific model. As well as architectural accuracy and detail, Ben Taggart’s model houses are painted and finished to create a wonderfully life-like appearance, reproducing the natural weathering and texture of the real building.
Each model is presented in a custom made box-fame, in stained ash, with non-reflective glass. The model is mounted in the frame on a sheet of card, sympathetic to the colours and tones of the building itself. On the background a title can be printed with the name of the house, and any other personalised text required, along with a scale in feet or metres. The typographic elements of the printing will be designed to harmonise and compliment the architectural style of the house.
The challenge with using a box frame is that the depth of the model is limited to just a few millimetres so many elements of the building are foreshortened. The extent and shape of the model will be discussed in detail prior to construction and the owners can decide on how much of the house should be included. Some elements such as drainpipes can be omitted if necessary, depending on the client’s preference.