Ratner had recently moved to a new house, and so she had lots of empty boxes lying around and decided to put them to good use. She grabbed her industrial-strength glue gun and went to work. Building the palace took about five and a half hours - or the length of the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, according to Ratner - and when it was done, it was an absolute masterpiece.
"There are four stories and eight rooms which are all connected with tunnels and ramps," Ratner said. "Every room is accessible and he can go in the front door and make his way all the way to the attic through the inner tunnels."