A couple of weeks ago I was looking through some old dollhouse stuff I had from when I was trying to decide how to build my daughter's dollhouse, and I found this article from Woman's Day magazine dated October 1976. (yeah, I have a hard time throwing stuff away).
The roof and the bedroom wing lifts off for easier play. The article says that with this dollhouse children play in "right now" or even "when I grow up" time as opposed to "once upon a time" in a reproduction dollhouse.
Plans for this dollhouse were not offered for sale in the article, or perhaps my daughter would have had one of these! It is a large dollhouse sitting on a base of 47" x 49" and 2 feet high, the scale being one inch to one foot.
The interior design was by Marilyn Budnick-Wein. The article gives hints and a few instructions on how you can make the furniture shown.
These are great....
but I think Oese has them beat!!
Well, guess what's listed for auction on eBay this week...............
Evidently plans were sold for this contemporary dollhouse, possibly at the museum to which it was donated. The auction states that a dollhouse of this design was built in 1976 and presented to the Museum of the City of New York and is part of their famous dollhouse collection. Has anyone seen this 33 year old beauty at the museum?
Ebay item is 200463543993 and listed as pick-up only.
Rear view with pergola added.
This is a great house...
I hope it goes to a good home!