This article examines Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House—world renowned for its luxury, scope, and verisimilitude—as a telling anomaly in the work of the most prominent English traditionalist architect of the twentieth century, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Analyzing the biographical significance of the project in Lutyens’s career and personal life during the 1920s, this essay interprets the prodigious miniature Edwardian mansion as providing an analog reality and a virtual escape for a publicly esteemed but privately insecure architect.

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