My Vintage Dollhouses

Schoenhut Beverly Hills 1939

Monday, February 1, 2016

A wonderful Keystone available on Craig's List in St. Louis




Wouldn't you love to have this wonderful Keystone of Boston dollhouse made in the early 1950s?  Well, you can!! This house is listed on Craig's List in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Sheree was given  this little house around 1953 and it has been lovingly cared for. No longer having room to store it, she would like to find it a good home. After seeing my blog, she contacted me wondering if I knew of anyone in St. Louis who would be interested in buying it. 

I have many Keystone houses, but I have always thought this was one of the most attractive little houses Keystone made.



Looking at the interior one can tell this house was very well cared for.


A unique feature of this house are the two windows in the living area.  
You will see them later in a close-up interior shot.


The graphics on this house are some of Keystone's best.


Tall columns, a porch lite on chain and a door that opens!

 
On the bottom floor is the kitchen with bright blue and white walls.



The front door opens to this stately room that can be used as a 
living room or dining room...or whatever you choose.


This is my favorite room with windows on adjacent walls....and a staircase!


The top floor has a bedroom on the left side with two floor length windows...


...a bathroom in the middle with rose tile and sailboats...


and a pretty blue and white bedroom on the right side. 
I love it when a dollhouse has space for two bedrooms and a bathroom!






Two red "brick" chimneys, firmly attached.


I love the "hardwood" floors that were silk-screened 
on the floors of the Keystone houses.





Minor problems...the roof needs to be re-secured at the top...



...and a strip of shrubbery is missing on top of the porch. 
The original was constructed of heavy cardboard 
and Sheree has a pattern to help you replicate it.



Here is the link to the listing on Craig's List where you will find 
a more complete description of the condition of this lovely little house.

Shree has now listed this lovely Keystone house on Ebay....
See it here.....

And, feel free to contact Sheree at discconn@aol.com.