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So where do you start when you want to copy a real historical house in miniature that is privately owned. For me it started with a lot of research both on the actual house and general building techniques of the era which happens to be the late 1700's in South Africa. Quite a few big houses were build at the time as the colonists started to prosper with some older buildings being renovated with big new sash windows and majestic door entrances. Fortunately for me because the building style known as Cape Dutch is unique to South Africa, quite a few books has been written on the subject, some even