I knew the plans were from Sunset magazine and that my dad had built the house sometime between 1973 and 1975. Off the information went, and within a few days I received an answer. Thank you to Ross and the Ask the Librarian program of the Multnomah County Library! Ross kindly sent me a scan from the December 1974 issue of Sunset, page 88, which I've photographed:
This is definitely the house, only mine looks a little bit different:
These are the photos I took back in March of 2011 for my original "Dad's Dollhouse" blog post. The photos show the house before I changed out the shag carpets(!), wallpapered the upstairs study, and decorated the house. As you can see, Dad added a third floor for me, shingled the roof, and painted the house my requested "wedgewood blue." The front porch columns are spindles from an antique chair we had in our real life basement.
I've got a bad cold, so I'm not going to write much more today, but it is such a thrill for me to see the original magazine article again. I remember looking at it many times as Dad and I discussed ideas, plans, and dreams. I couldn't wait to be that little girl in the pictures, playing with my own dollhouse. Thanks, Dad! Until next time, keep it fun! xo Jennifer