Wednesday, February 13, 2013

More Details About Designer Dollhouse Showcase


The architecture firm behind the Designer Dollhouse Showcase is Richard Manion. Richard Manion Architecture, Inc. is well-known for luxury estate homes. The rendering above is a preview of one of the dollhouses that will be offered for sale. The 10 dollhouses featured at the Kaleidoscope Ball will include Contemporary, Modern, Italianate, Georgian and Brownstone styles. Each of the houses will measure approximately 6'x3', feature two or three levels and come complete with lighting, wall coverings, flooring, fixtures, custom designer furnishings and accessories. Many of the houses will also feature exterior landscaping by Stephen Block of Inner Gardens and Christine London Ltd.  

Crack open the piggy bank or find that wealthy friend who will take pity on you because these custom dollhouses will be sold for $20,000 and up. Structures not sold at the gala will be featured in a special charity sale hosted by One Kings Lane. All proceeds from the designer dollhouse sales will support the UCLA Mattel Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute.

Click HERE to purchase tickets or make a donation.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the extra info! Very curious about the "contemporary" design. But given the cost and size, my wallet is definitely, definitely safe!!!

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  2. I'm so bad and I watched way too much Leverage on TV, for a min there I was thinking about making cardboard mock ups and then switching them for the originals.

    But I dont like Prisons so...I probably wont do that.

    M.

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  3. Notice how in "staged" real estate pics dollhouses are showing up as art pieces??? Everyone needs at least one. C

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  4. 6'x3' in size, $20,000+ in price, on a Wednesday night. I think that's 3 strikes and I'm out.

    I'm seriously considering the $500 ticke price to go and drool over these promising masterpieces, but midweek is hard. I'll have to find a double to take my kids for a couple of days. Hmmmm....

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    1. I want to go, but the Wednesday night is conflicting with some work projects. Arrgh! We'll see what happens. I might have to enjoy it from afar. Are you feeling like you need a fundraiser to attend a fundraiser? Ha! You're not alone. Several folks are standing around with their pockets turned inside out.

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    2. Yup. Fundraiser for the fundraiser. We could start a Kickstarter to hire a photographer and buy their ticket to take a billion pictures for us. Hmmm...

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  5. Would love to go, but cannot do. Six of the interior design firms involved have purchased lots of my pieces for the houses. I've asked for photos, and if I receive any, I'll send them along to you. Then we can all drool together!
    Doris/minimodernistas

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    1. I'm still going to try and go--despite work conflicts. We'll see. I'm REALLY anxious to see how they use your awesome pieces. I think they will do them justice. And the more pictures the better! Thanks Doris!

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  6. These are a bargain compared to some of the items on ebay by Bonnie Broel in the minibeargems site; check out item #181029411960 and then search the store for other slightly less expensive items.

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    1. I looked at that ebay item and admit that I am still wondering if they are kidding...

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    2. "DEAL FELL THROUGH!! NOW AT REDUCED PRICE $149,000.00"
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dollhouse-House-of-Broel-By-Artist-Bonnie-Broel-House-of-all-Seasons-/181043910301

      I don't get it.

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