The Most Outrageous Playhouses for KidsMichelle Horton
Red Beards Revenge Pirate Ship Playhouse 1 of 10Complete with a captain’s quarters, two decks and a handcrafted crow’s nest, this pirate ship playhouse will be the neighborhood hangout, for sure. Especially since it can be custom designed — perhaps with a “No Girls Allowed” sign. That is if your kids don’t mind a serious dent in their college fund. Available at PoshTots.
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SmartPlayhouse: Illinois 2 of 10If you’re drawn to a more modern aesthetic, you’ll love this Illinois playhouse by SmartPlayhouse — designed to replicate contemporary architecture and made with the highest safety standards (including non-breakable, impact-resistant windows). And with windows on all sides, your kids will have a sunny, inspiring, imagination-provoking palace. Available at SmartPlayhouse.
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Dreaming Spires Willow Playhouse 3 of 10We guarantee the neighbors won’t have a duplicate of this imaginative, whimsical, fairy-tale-like playhouse, handmade in England with the highest environmental standards. The only downside about this gorgeous playhouse is that the English willow materials will degrade in about 5 years, meaning it won’t get the longevity that you might hope from a pricey purchase. Yet for those who hate having oversized, unused kids products on their hands, you’ll be happy to know this can be recycled right in your own garden — no need for a landfill. And the untreated pine base can be reused or just converted to firewood. Available at Judith Needham Willow Design.
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Le Petit Chalet 4 of 10
My space 5 of 10This, my friends, is the ultimate apartment-sized playhouse, designed by Liya Mairson. The My Space is a pop-up and collapsible cardboard play area that works like an accordion-style setup, with each panel (or room) having working doors and pull-down shelves. The designer says that the plain, simple background is designed to be a blank canvas for kids' imaginations — and the set can then be compactly folded to fit underneath a bed or behind a door. Available at Liya Mairson.
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Modern Cabana KIDDO 6 of 10If you’d like a sleek, modern play space that’s also environmentally conscious, this mini cabana is made with FSC-certified lumbar, non-toxic paints and a translucent polygala roof. We also love that it comes fully furnished — including an art station — with chalk paint interior walls. It’s like a sun-drenched studio fit for a budding non-starving artist. Available at Modern Kiddo.
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Nickelodeon Theater Playhouse 7 of 10Forget those wooden fruit stands and pretend cash registers; this is the ultimate imaginative play experience. We love that the inside of this play theater has a ticket window (with tickets), a balcony and an actual puppet show stage, as well as space for a TV and DVD player. Available at Posh Tots.
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SmartPlayhouse: Kyoto 8 of 10Another modern hangout, the geometrically shaped Kyoto has the same safety standards and sunny design as the aforementioned Illinois, except it comes in multiple sizes — with the biggest one being a two-story, futuristic play-place. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind backyard addition.
Available at SmartPlayhouse.
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QB Playhouses 9 of 10It’s as if the people behind qb playhouse revisited and recreated their childhood fantasies, designing a unique, whimsical, personalized space that offers endless customizing options. So kids can literally create the playhouse of their imaginations — from colors to patterns to unique personalized requests. And the entire structure is made to last with strong, environmentally-friendly wood. Available at qb playhouses.
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