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13 Extreme Kids' Playhouses
WomensDay.com
December 7, 2009
Brynn Mannino
Connecticut Castle

Long gone are the days of sheet-and-pillow forts. Today’s kids have much more modern hideaways. Here, check out the most awe-inspiring models—some that cost thousands of dollars and boast fancy features like leatherette-finished bunks and built-in TV/DVD players. These pint-sized dwellings put a whole new spin on what it means to "play house."

Connecticut Castle:  Designer Barbara Butler built this 32' x 44' x 16' wooden castle in 1999 for two boys to complement their parents’ 1910 English-style country home in Litchfield, Connecticut. Photo courtesy of Barbara Butler.

To see more photos of brilliant mini-homes featured in this article (built by Barbara Butler and other playhouse makers), click here or, scroll back up to the top and click on "download this article" for a PDF version. Enjoy!

 For Media & Publicity Inquiries, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jessica Reda
Sarah Hall Productions, Inc.
145 Hudson Street, Suite 404
New York, NY 10013
Email: jessica at shpny.com
Phone: (212) 597-9200
Fax: (212) 529-3171
Suzanne Butler
Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, Inc.
325 South Maple Avenue, #37
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Email: suzanne@barbarabutler.com
Phone: (415) 864-6840
Fax: (212) 529-3171