A dollhouse designed for storytelling! From early morning barnyard chores to sunsets on the porch, this dollhouse is made for playing out fun filled days in the countryside!
Windmill Barn Dollhouse
In this dollhouse I wanted to have a current trend (modern farmhouse) meeting an evergreen theme (horse/pet care) in a set that has loads of story opportunities.
This aim of this dollhouse was to create a toy with rich storytelling capabilities, rooted in a timeless play pattern (nurturing/animal care), and styled in an on-trend architectural look (farmhouse).
In the sketching phase I like to start with simple elevation studies to organize the rooms, features, and proportions. With traditional wooden dollhouses, the front facade really carries the look and story of the dollhouse. Once those elements are established, I move to perspective drawings and 3D modeling to fine tune the structure.
The modeling process is marked by constant cost analysis. The structure goes through continual cycles of addition, subtraction, and physical prototyping to reach the perfect value ratio, a dollhouse that is fun, affordable, and profitable. During this project, the budget increased partway through the process, allowing me to build another story and additional play features into the design!
Nine Play Areas!
28 pieces intentionally designed to aid imaginative storytelling
Windmill powered elevator
Stable and horse included
Setting the stage for deep play
Time for a sleepover! Rest up for a fun filled day tomorrow!
The rooster is crowing! Time to wake up and collect eggs!
Lets get cooking! Scrambled eggs on the wood fired stove
A friend is coming for breakfast. Get the table set!
The barn cat loves sunset porch pets
Time for farm chores. Does the horse have fresh hay?
Carrots look ready to pick!
She loves a fresh carrot and a brushed mane!
Chores are done! Take the windmill powered elevator upstairs.