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The Wall Street Journal
October 18, 2012
Sanette Tanaka
The Castle Dragon Theater playhouse has a theater stage, lower-level maze, clubhouse, rock-climbing wall and slides. This 790-square-foot, redwood playhouse is designed by Barbara Butler and costs $234,300

Mirthfully Medieval

Monte Sereno, Calif., 'Castle Dragon'

Specs: A 790-square-foot, redwood playhouse, built around a tree

Features: Hand-carved, fire-breathing dragons flank the stage area of the theater. (Sticky floors and creaky seats not included.) Also on the lower level is a maze with secret doors and passageways. The enclosed clubhouse is waterproofed and password-protected to keep intruders out. But in case of a siege, there's a secret escape door under one of the benches. And as an antidote to idleness, there is a tube slide, a swinging bridge, a rope net, crazy bars and a rock-climbing wall.

Maker: Barbara Butler, San Francisco

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 For Media & Publicity Inquiries, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Dana Wynn
Sarah Hall Productions, Inc.
145 Hudson Street, Suite 404
New York, NY 10013
Email: Dana 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