I've started the Victorian Retreat kit from All Things Mini Heritage Doll Homes. To the left is a pic of the completed home by owner Marie Wendt. The kit is made of MDF and is easy to assemble. I'm doing a little change to the original.
The whole thing was given a coat of primer to seal the wood and I started staining the hardwood on the first floor. I wanted it to look old so I sanded down some areas to look like it was well walked on.