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The Fancy Dollhouse

Updated on May 3, 2018
The size of the dollhouse will depend on the dolls you intend to use it.  Some dolls are very small.  There are also barbie which is 12th scale and 18 inch American girl dolls.
The size of the dollhouse will depend on the dolls you intend to use it. Some dolls are very small. There are also barbie which is 12th scale and 18 inch American girl dolls. | Source

Dollhouse Pricy or affordable

We want to give our children, family and friends special things for their birthdays or for Christmas, but fancy dollhouses can be very pricey. I saw one company that charges almost 2,000 dollars for their fancy dollhouses. You can build one yourself if you're crafty enough, they have kits that are normally far cheaper than buying one pre-made. I have also seen a kit that costs almost 900 dollars.

So what dollhouse or kit is the best price? I will give you examples of different houses in different price points to help you make up your mind. I also will add videos of people making these dollhouse entirely on their own with and without the aid of kits.


Not painted

This Dollhouse kit is only 45 dollars, it comes in a puzzle like kit, unpainted. Which gives you the option of choosing any color you like, inside and out. You can even wallpaper these house, a lot of the houses are plan like this one.

This is a Woodcraft Construction Kit of a Gothic Doll House. There are 159 interlocking 3mm wooden plywood pieces and when assembled measure 19" High x 14" Wide x 10 1/4" Long. These Woodcraft Construction Kits are 3D wooden puzzle marvels for kids of all ages. Not only are they fun to put together, but they are also educational and bring out the creativity of those working on them. The units are made of 3mm plywood and the pieces are individually slotted to interlock with one another to form a 3D model. Everything is pre-cut and assembled by pushing the pieces together. There is nothing to cut or glue. The 3D Puzzles are even paint able if desired.

The Castle

This is a folding wooden castle not really a kit, some assembly may be required. It is 63 dollars and rather cute. This product has 131 5 star reviews amazon.com. The Playmobil (most expensive dollhouses) make the best size of dollhouse furniture for this product.

From the Manufacturer

Wooden play castle features hand-painted accents, two removable turrets, balconies, flying buttress, and a working drawbridge! Castle opens fully for hours of engaging play! Ages 3+ 17.5 x 27 x 15.25

Melissa & Doug Folding Princess Castle Wooden Dollhouse With Drawbridge and Turrets
Melissa & Doug Folding Princess Castle Wooden Dollhouse With Drawbridge and Turrets

Product Description

Wooden play castle features hand-painted pink accents to keep any princess happy in her castle, plus two removable turrets, balconies, flying buttress, flag and a working drawbridge! Castle opens fully for hours of engaging play. Measures 17.5"L x 27"W x 15.25"H.

 

Victorian Blue

This house is 120 dollars. This product is very pretty once assembled, but the kits were manufactured years ago and some of the trim might be cracked. This can be worked around if you are careful while putting this product together.

Product Description

Dura-Craft Dollhouse Kit San Franciscan Features, 7 Rooms, 2 Staircases, 1inch 1' scale, Shipping weight is 52 pounds. Ships in the box. Real split shingles on roof. Authentic appearing brick foundation, Shell (floors, walls, & roof) is constructed of pre-cut 3/8" fiberboard, 43"H x 25"W x 20"D, Paint & Glue not included!

I am going to make my own doll house, out of a bookshelf. I will be post it on my youtube channel, but I will also post pictures of it comes out well.

Pricey

This is the priciest product on my list and it is very expensive. The cost is at a high 896 dollars and will take a very long time to put together.

Product Description

HS6600 Paint, glue, curtains and any landscaping or furnishings are not included Features: -13 Rooms. -Complete Kit includes everything you need to finish as shown (Paint, glue, curtains and any landscaping or furnishings are not included). -Precision Workmanship - engineered parts pre-cut to really work. -Sturdy Construction features 3/8'' thick milled clapboard exterior walls and grooved sidewalls for easy, one-step assembly, guaranteed fit and durability . -Unique Side-Opening Access . -Fancy porch posts and spindles . -Pre-assembled windows and doors . -Movable room dividers accept standard doors . -Expertly molded railings and porch posts . -Step-by-step instructions with detailed drawings . -Detailed staircase with banisters and landing rails . -Grand entryway . -Large, well shaped rooms . -Moldings are smoothly shaped for an exquisite finish . -Octagonal, two story gazebo wraparound porch . -Room dividers can be used in variety of ways and accept standard doors . -Seven different detailed styles of shingles . -Shapely steep pitched roofs . -Side opening access is terrific for decorating or play . -The kit is sold in two boxes...Box 1 contains the shell (outer walls, foundation, dividers and roof)...Box 2 contains everything else (doors, windows, trim, shingles, interior stairs, etc.) . -Unique beaded moldings . -Windows and door are custom designed . -Made in Vermont, USA. -Not recommended for children under the age of 3. Specifications: -Overall Dimensions: 49'' H x 50'' W x 24'' D . -1'' = 1' Scale. -10'' Floor to ceiling height . -3/8'' thick upper floors . Click below to watch video of how Real Good Toy Doll Houses are made:

Pretty and Small

This house is very pretty and a great price at only 27 dollars, but it is harder to put together than the more pricey houses. There are newer download able instructions available that make it easier to build this product.

This unique turn of the century Victorian doll house features ornate trim, fixed double-hung style windows, octagon shaped dormer windows, and a bay window. Each floor has a divider wall that can be placed where you choose or left out completely for larger rooms. The detailed trim and decorative front porch add to its charming authenticity to this doll house. Features: true miniature scale, 1 inch = 1 foot, Open-back design, shingles included, tab/slot assembly, unfinished wood. Siding not included. Measurements: Kit: 17" x 22" x 2", Assembled Size: 21"W x 21"H x 14"D. Made in USA.

Upscale Modern Loft (Not Kit Needed)

Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Dollhouse (African-American Family)

This house is 67 dollars and is called Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Dollhouse (African-American Family). It comes with the family and one booster seat. I wanted to add one that did not need a lot of work to use.

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    • VioletteRose LM profile image

      VioletteRose LM 4 years ago

      They look so pretty!

    • mrsclaus411 profile image

      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      I think every little girl should have a pretty dollhouse.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      I always wanted a dollhouse as a young girl. These are just beautiful!

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      Auriel 5 years ago

      It's beautiful dollhouses. i like it.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I've always fancied doll houses, but not sure I have the patience to put one together. In museums, I've seen victorian dollhouses. Amazing works of art.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Such adorable little dollhouses! I'd like a life-size one please. ;)

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      I got a second dollhouse (Disney Princess Castle) for my girls last Christmas and they really loved it. I always think that dollhouses make great presents for any occasions, and you did a fabulous job featuring the real pretty ones here. Fabulous lens, my dear! God bless you, Stacy dear!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I bought a dollhouse for my niece on last Christmas

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      got the dollhouse as a gift

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      I haven't seen one of these in AGES! These are cute.

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      Evelyn 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hi, great lens! Nice assortment of dollhouses for different folks. Thanks for visiting my lens about my Victorian. Your lens makes me want to build more.

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      My daughter has three dollhouses. A townhouse, a vacation house and a princess castle. She has so much fun playing with them.

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      latiptop 5 years ago

      My girls actually have several dollhouses, but some day when they're a little older and won't break it I'd like them to have a wood house.:)

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      AnnaleeBlysse 5 years ago

      I always wanted one as a child, and also wanted to create my own furniture. I tried as a kid, but didn't continue the hobby into adulthood. These are lovely samples.

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      Valora Janesh 5 years ago

      I always wanted one of this when I was a child.

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      LynetteBell 6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Miniature mansions:)

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      Paul 6 years ago from Montreal

      Wow, these are really elaborate!

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      Miha Gasper 6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Beautiful! Girls just love dollhouses...

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      Auntie-M LM 6 years ago

      Oh, my, the memories. We played for hours with our doll houses and little furniture. Such stories we told!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      These are really beautiful doll houses!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My daughter had a doll house the I made from a kit and painted. I got the doll furniture and made some for her. She spent hours playing!

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      queenofduvetcover 6 years ago

      Beautiful dollhouses! =)

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      Craftyville 6 years ago

      I always wanted a dollhouse, had to settle for a tissue box dollhouse I made myself. But I still loved it to bits.

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      Mark Falco 6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I wanted to get one for our Granddaughter but space is a little limited right now. I'd definitely go for a wooden one when we do though.

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      fugeecat lm 6 years ago

      These are wonderful doll houses. I never owned a dollhouse so I always find them interesting.

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      scss 6 years ago

      I never had a dolls house as a child, so as an adult I converted a cupboard with Decoupage and furniture into a 'Dutch cabinet' style of dolls house. One day I'll get around to finishing the work on it, but it sure was fun to finally create my own dollshouse for myself and little guests to play with!

      Helene Malmsio

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      i had a doll house made out of glass.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Unfortunately, I never had a doll house when I was a little girl. And then, I had 2 sons.....

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      Fay Favored 6 years ago from USA

      I never had one as a child. It would have been nice. Even so, I still enjoy looking at them. They are all so lovely.

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      MintySea 6 years ago

      I want an doll house now

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      nice lens

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      uniquenewgifts 6 years ago

      I always wanted a dollhouse. Not plastic, wood.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like your little bricks idea. I didn't have a doll house growing up but I remember always looking forward to visiting Penny and Peggy so we could play with their doll house together. It sure wasn't as fancy as yours!

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