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Facade

In its most general sense, a facade is an elevation of a building: what you see when standing before one side of the building. Under this usage, a house may have two or more facades: a front facade facing the street, a garden facade facing the back yard, etc. The front facade or principal elevation of a building is sometimes referred to as "the facade."


Fanlight

A fanlight is a fixed (non-opening), ornamental window of semicircular or segmental shape.


Fenestration

The arrangement of the windows of a building.


Fireplace

Firesurround - photo courtesy of rosedalefigures.com
A 1/12th scale dollshouse fire surround. It has round columns and a retangular recess. The surround is made out of resin and has a marble effect to it. (photo courtesy of rosedalefigures.com)


Flag Stones


Flemish Bond

Flemish Bond


Flint


Floors

Floors may be constructed in a number of ways and with a number of different coverings. Certain finishes such as tiles can be painted onto the wooden floor of the model house after first scoring the wooden board to mark out and infer grouting.


Flower Pots

Flower pot


Flute (or fluting)

Vertical channeling, roughly semicircular in cross section and used pricipally on columns and pillasters.


Flying buttress

Typically consists of an inclined member carried on an arch or a series of arches and a solid buttress to which it transmits lateral thrust.


Footings

Bottom part of wall.


Forebuilding

A block in front of a keep, to form lobby or landing.


Fosse

Ditch.


Foundation

Underpinnings of a wall.


Freestone

High-quality sandstone or limestone.


Fresco

A painting on wet plaster wall.


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