Les Roches is a maison de maître. This translates as the master's house and the term can be applied to any bourgeois town or village house. Generally though the style that is understood to be Maison de Maitre looks like this project. They have simple layouts, high ceilings and usually have four main rooms on each floor.
I have just been working on this lovely little Betterley's kit for Les Roches. Like the Pie Kitchen one I did over in The Gate House it has several items in it - all made to go with each other.
Also, like the kitchen kit it has made up beautifully and I am thrilled with the things I've done so far.
I will be buying both of these again to keep for any future projects and will just change colours/finishes to suit.
From this kit the dressing gown pattern will serve me well,forever, for coats, macs, more dressing gowns.
unfinished tote - toothpick for scale
I can see a zillion ways to use the tote box - for a box of apples from the orchard, box of wood or kindling, box of knitting, sewing - all sorts.
has a pretty back too
The screen could be adapted to so many situations and the slipper pattern and picture frames have endless uses.
I just so wish you could buy the various components separately. I do understand why not. The Betterleys create whole worlds like Pickett Pond and these kits are there to help you complete the various vignettes needed. I can't imagine they need to expand in any way as they must be run off their feet already with work. I wonder if they know anyone who would like to run a 'side' business making or just selling their bits and bobs as smaller individual kits to quarter scalers like me who (much as I love their mini world creations) want to do their own thing.