A home of their own. Kids accumulate a ton of stuff, so why not give them a pad to put it all in? Though I imagine if you are forking over the big bucks for one of these beauties, there's plenty of room in the parents' abode.
It’s fun to see how people spoil their children. Last week I drooled over a gorgeous swing set and a top-of-the-line pram. Today, I can’t take my eyes off of this backyard playhouse that is bigger than my first apartment.
The Cotton Candy Manor, by Lilliput Play Homes, is the prime real estate. Complete with a brass-plated doorbell and door knocker, the home has a stately balcony, columned porch and sponge-painted walls. And if the 15 by 6 foot base of the home is not large enough for your brood, you can upgrade to an additional 16 square feet.
But it doesn’t end there. As my friend Casa would tell you, a house is not a home until it has been decorated, so Lilliput Play Homes offers furnishing packages including antique kitchens, working baby grand pianos and window fixtures, all for an additional charge.
To find out how much this home will set you back,
The Cotton Candy Manor begins at $9,000. All of the decorating packages are additional. But this is middle of the road when you consider the company's other homes run from $5,000 to $19,000.
They also design custom homes. As lavish and crazy as they may be, I was impressed with their brownstone. Since the San Francisco housing market is so pricey, maybe I'll move my family in one of these.