$40,000 dollhouse fit for a princess

A London interior designer and a real estate firm have launched a special new home.

It's got a marble entry hall, hand-polished parquet floors, Nina Campbell wallpaper, handmade furniture and bedding, and remote control lighting. And it's only $40,000!

There's only one catch: It's 6,045 square inches. That's right, it's a dollhouse.

Every Christmas seems to bring news of hyperpriced dollhouses, but this one caught our attention for its incredible detail. (See the pictures below.)

It features:

  • A parquet floor, which alone took 14 hours to sand, polish and complete.
  • A Beatrix Potter-themed nursery with wooden floors, a luxury Moses basket, toy box, chest of drawers and changer all hand-painted in Potter artwork.
  • A drawing room that is furnished with gold silk curtains with a mini cream trim, an Aubusson rug, French furniture, a chandelier and dark wood flooring. There is off-street parking, in the form of a garage, complete with a miniature Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce.

The sale price for the house is $40,000, but if the seller gets more than one offer, it will take sealed bids.

The design firm behind the house, Dragons of Walton Street, will be donating 10 percent of the proceeds of the sale to charity, and Savills, the broker, also plans to donate its "agent fee."

Sure it's expensive for a dollhouse. But Savills said that if the house were real, and located in London's Chelsea neighborhood, it would cost as much as $20 million.

This family of dolls is living in high-style inside their $40,000 dollhouse.
Source: Savills Group
This family of dolls is living in high-style inside their $40,000 dollhouse.

Photo credit: Savills. Images above highlight the dollhouse's interior and exterior.

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