Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It's Hard To Believe This Gorgeous Home Is Actually a Doll House - Dollhouses in the News

by Andrew Liszewski http://toyland.gizmodo.com/its-hard-to-believe-this-gorgeous-home-is-actually-a-do-1662361579

If you're already feeling self-conscious about the tiny one-bedroom apartment you call home, this stunning sixth-scale house designed for dolls or action figures isn't going to make you feel any better about your living arrangements. But it will give you something to aspire to one day, because this isn't Barbie's dream house, it's everyone's dream house.



Designed and built by Mumbai-based Architecture Brio for an unknown client (who presumably has the luckiest kids in the world) this miniature abode features a brilliant open layout letting kids access its various rooms from all four sides. And it doesn't just look luxurious, it's actually made from real birch, teak, and rose wood, with genuine brass fixings and accessories.


All of the furniture inside the house is custom-made to perfectly match the scale, and the unbelievable attention to detail goes all the way to working lights, and even working light switches on the walls. It's a good thing Barbie's had all those jobs over the years, because realistically she'd need all that extra income to afford a place like this. [Architecture Brio viadesignboom]


11 comments:

  1. Fabulous house, thanks for sharing the story!

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    1. I want one, but I bet it cost a fortune. It seem that it is one of a kind.

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  2. I wonder ht dolls are used in it. CM

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    1. It says "sixth scale" so that would be Barbie size. It must be huge.

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  3. Dolls and action figures have the best houses don't they? Definitely something to inspire to. I feel a trip to IKEA coming on =0D

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    1. My Barbies never had a house like this, but I did have a plastic couch and chair for them.

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  4. OhMyGawd! Thanks for sharing. Dang why does Barbie always get the amazing houses!?! I wish they would shrink it down to 1:12, but I'm guessing this is a one and done deal. Too cool.

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    1. They didn't have houses like this for Barbie when I was a kid. But I guess I could get one now if I could afford it. It's incredible!

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    2. Thanks everyone for all the compliments on the house. Great to hear you all liked it. Yes, it was indeed a commissioned piece. We wonder though why there is a sense that 1:6 scale houses get the better designs. Working on this dollhouse, we had a feeling there is so much you can do in 1:12 as well, especially since you can do so many more spaces within the same size.

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