Little Building Co

Little Building Co manufacture Australian made architectural models and kits which are beautifully crafted, exquisitely detailed and easy to build. They are based in Brisbane, Australia.

Richmond Terrace Model Kit Richmond Terrace Model Kit

Richmond Terrace Model Kit

By the 1890’s the Italianate style was prevalent and the decoration on the façade of the terraces...

By the 1890’s the Italianate style was prevalent and the decoration on the façade of the terraces grew more elaborate with lavish displays of cast iron, cast cement and ornamental doors and window forms. This model is based on houses found in and around, East Melbourne. This particular house had a stucco front and a hipped slate roof. An ornate balustrade parapet was complemented with cast iron verandah details and balcony. Information included about the history of the buildings, their locati...

$55.00

Regency Terrace Model Kit Regency Terrace Model Kit

Regency Terrace Model Kit

Georgian buildings have a pleasant human or gentle scale. Simple prismatic or rectangular shapes ...

Georgian buildings have a pleasant human or gentle scale. Simple prismatic or rectangular shapes were typically utilised. Typical characteristics of the Regency terrace were the six panel front door with a fanlight above dressed with flat-gauged arches above the openings. Windows would have been constructed as two vertical six pane sashes. As the house was situated directly on the footpath with no front garden louvered shutters were employed for both security and privacy. Roofs would original...

$48.00

Town Cottage Model Kit Town Cottage Model Kit

Town Cottage Model Kit

The town cottage is a derivative of the early primitive colonial cottage from the early 1800’s. T...

The town cottage is a derivative of the early primitive colonial cottage from the early 1800’s. These earlier buildings were built from mud and timber slabs with roofs of bush poles covered in bark, thatch or shingles. Built out of necessity and a need for shelter these were replaced as soon as their residents became more affluent. The evolution of the town cottage varied from region to region depending on the local supply of building materials. Walls were made from brick, timber or stone. Th...

$45.00

Paddington Terrace Model Kit Paddington Terrace Model Kit

Paddington Terrace Model Kit

The Paddington terrace of the 1860’s was set back from the footpath secure behind a cast iron fen...

The Paddington terrace of the 1860’s was set back from the footpath secure behind a cast iron fence. These often had a second storey verandah, as illustrated in our Surry Hills Terrace, strung between the two party walls. The façade was often simple faced brickwork or later a combination of render and brick creating countless variations. Two pane sashes at the higher levels complementary single pane sash windows on the ground floor. Windows frames were dressed with rendered architraves and th...

$48.00

Surry Hills Terrace Model Kit Surry Hills Terrace Model Kit

Surry Hills Terrace Model Kit

Terrace houses have been residing in Australian cities since the earliest days of colonial settle...

Terrace houses have been residing in Australian cities since the earliest days of colonial settlement. They represent another English tradition brought out to the colonies. Their subtle details reflect the variation of architectural styles seen in nineteenth century England. Expansive rows of terrace houses were built between 1840 and 1890 as an economical way to house the rapidly growing population of Australia’s expanding cities and regional centers. Information included about the history o...

$48.00

Colonial Cable Cottage Model Kit Colonial Cable Cottage Model Kit

Colonial Cable Cottage Model Kit

This style of workers cottage dominated the housing market in Brisbane in the 1840s to 1850s befo...

This style of workers cottage dominated the housing market in Brisbane in the 1840s to 1850s before becoming more widely adopted throughout the State. The houses were generally one room wide with the front steps centred on the front door. By the turn of the century the style was considered old-fashioned. Information included about the history of the buildings, their location, methods of construction, architectural details and historical anecdotes. Instructions included with the model are easy...

$45.00

Sydney Opera House Model Kit Sydney Opera House Model Kit

Sydney Opera House Model Kit

In 1956 the State of New South Wales ran an international competition for a National Opera House ...

In 1956 the State of New South Wales ran an international competition for a National Opera House at Bennelong Point, Sydney. This attracted more than 220 entries from 32 countries. Jørn Utzon a young Danish architect won the competition and was hailed by the architectural critic Sigfried Giedion as opening a new chapter in contemporary architecture. Completed in 1973, the Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and was included in the National Heritage List in 2005. In 2007 the building w...

$210.00

Classic Queenslander Model Kit Classic Queenslander Model Kit

Classic Queenslander Model Kit

With its pyramid style roof and stepped down verandah the Queenslanders appearance is distinctive...

With its pyramid style roof and stepped down verandah the Queenslanders appearance is distinctive and almost iconic. It was ideally suited to the local conditions with french doors opening out on to a verandah that wraps around all four sides of the building. Walls are vertical VJ boards with a horizontal chair rail. Windows are all double hung sashes. A kitchen was often accommodated in the rear corner of the verandah. Information included about the history of the buildings, their location, ...

$50.00

Double Gable Cottage Model Kit Double Gable Cottage Model Kit

Double Gable Cottage Model Kit

Still found throughout Queensland and rural northern New South Wales, these worker’s cottages dev...

Still found throughout Queensland and rural northern New South Wales, these worker’s cottages developed from the need to accommodate a growing family. Single gabled homes provided only one or two rooms. The simplest way to provide more space was to build two adjoining houses or to build on to an existing house with an identical extension. This created the double gable or ‘M’ shaped roof profile. Information included about the history of the buildings, their location, methods of construction, ...

$48.00

Diamond Queenslander Model Kit Diamond Queenslander Model Kit

Diamond Queenslander Model Kit

With its pyramid style roof and stepped down verandah the Queenslanders appearance is distinctive...

With its pyramid style roof and stepped down verandah the Queenslanders appearance is distinctive and almost iconic. This model features a distinctive diamond style veranda rail. It was ideally suited to the local conditions with french doors opening out on to a verandah that wraps around all four sides of the building. Walls are vertical VJ boards with a horizontal chair rail. Windows are all double hung sashes. A kitchen was often accommodated in the rear corner of the verandah. Information...

$50.00

Miners Cottage Model Kit Miners Cottage Model Kit

Miners Cottage Model Kit

Thousands of remnant miner’s cottages are scattered across the old goldfield districts of New Sou...

Thousands of remnant miner’s cottages are scattered across the old goldfield districts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Often sited on small allotments, these very basic, single-roomed timber framed cottages were originally built around the miner’s canvas tent to provide insulation and security. Information included about the history of the buildings, their location, methods of construction, architectural details and historical anecdotes. Instructions included with the model are e...

$45.00