Where to Buy Modern Dollhouses

Below are readily available modern dollhouses on the market and hard to find ones as well, split into the following categories. Enjoy.


» Out of the box and ready to go

MiPadMiPad
1:12 scale (£150 per floor)
by MIAIM Miniatures, Elaine Shaw, London www.miaimminiatures.com.
The houses ship flat packed for affordable shipping rates. Simple assembly is required (mine took me 5 minutes assemble).
MIAIM also sells furnishings and accessories.

M112 PodSky Lofts
1:12 scale ($300)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.
(shutterfly photos and flickr photos)

M112 Pod20" M112 Pod - Series 1
1:12 scale ($225)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.
(shutterfly photos and flickr photos)

M112 Pod20" M112 Pod - Series 2
1:12 scale ($225)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.
(shutterfly photos and flickr photos)

M112 Pod40" M112 Pod - Series 2
1:12 scale ($385)
by Paris Renfroe Design PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.
(shutterfly photos and flickr photos)

MH1 and MH2MH1
1:12 scale ($299)
MH2 (contact Wes for details, you have to REALLY want this house as it is a monster to ship)
by Wes Christensen mymodernmini.blogspot.com
(MH1 and MH2 photos on flickr)

The bauhaus dollshouseThe Bauhaus Dollshouse
1:12 scale (£175 - £300)
by Louise Putman www.bauhausdollshouse.com

The Solent RanchThe Solent Reach
1:12 scale (£1395)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The Water's EdgeThe Water's Edge
1:12 scale (£495)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The Solent RanchThe Harbour Heights
1:12 scale (£795)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The Spinnaker CourtThe Spinnaker Court
1:12 scale (£1095)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk
The QuayhavenThe Quayhaven
1:12 scale (£425)
by The Contemporary Home in Miniature thecontemporary homeinminiature.co.uk

Maison de PlastiqueThe Maison de Plastique
1:12 scale ($850)
by Studio SWS, Dalmeny, NSW, Australia studio-sws.blogspot.com
The house can be made in any color or clear acrylic. Studio SWS also sells furniture.

Urban Girlurban girl
1:16 - 3/4" scale ($299)
Columbus, Indiana
urbangirldollhouse.com
Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Maison Rive GaucheMaison Rive Gauche
1:18 scale - 2/3" scale (£175)
by Sirch www.sirch.de
Sold online at Mini Objects Of Desire (mood).


Villa SibiVilla Sibis
1:18 scale - 2/3" scale (£199)
by Sirch www.sirch.de
Sold online at Mini Objects Of Desire (mood).


GotlandGotland
1:18 - 2/3" scale ($128)
by Lundby lundby.com. US distributor cheekymonkeytoys.com. Minor assembly required. Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

StockholmStockholm
1:18 - 2/3" scale ($200)
by Lundby lundby.com based in Sweden. US distributor cheekymonkeytoys.com. Minor assembly required (mostly installing the railings). Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

SmålandSmåland
1:18 - 2/3" scale ($170)
by Lundby lundby.com. US distributor cheekymonkeytoys.com. Some minor assembly required. Småland Dollhouse ($170), Småland Extension Floor ($90) and Småland Garden ($70). Furniture and accessories are sold separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Miniko doll houseMiniko
1:6 scale (€199 for one story furnished. €369 for two story furnished.)
by Miniio www.miniio.com
Miniio also sells furnishings and accessories separately, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Boomini WoodBoomini Wood
1:6 scale (contact for pricing. ~$1,990 for dollhouse and shipping to NY from Poland)
Includes furniture.
by Boomini www.boomini.com

Boomini WhiteBoomini White
1:6 scale (contact for pricing. ~$1,990 for dollhouse and shipping to NY from Poland)
Includes furniture.
by Boomini www.boomini.com

Pacific Coast Beach HouseBeach House
1:6 scale (contact for pricing)
by Miss Schumetta www.schumetta.com


» Kits: Modern and Contemporary


CitadelCitadel
1:12 scale ($925) Assembled unfinished kit.
by Lolly's Dollhouse and Miniatures swdstudios.com/lollys/shop.htm
Lolly's is near Chicago, IL. She found someone to build the shell of the house and is now taking orders. (Callsmall is a proud owner of a Citadel, check out her Citadel posts here)

The Apartment BuildingThe Apartment Building
1:12 scale (finished kit AU $1300 painted with windows and doors or raw kit AU $550 no windows or doors)
by Dave Slater sold by Modern Miniatures by Neu modernminiaturesbyneu.com
Based in Adelaide, South Australia. Modern Miniatures by Neu also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Ocean DriveOcean Drive
1:12 scale unfinished kit (starts at £43)
by The Dolls House Emporium based in London www.dollshouse.com or US website (kits start at $187) www.dheminis.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Malibu Beach HouseMalibu Beach House
1:12 scale unfinished kit (starts at £319)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com or US website (kits start at $413) www.dheminis.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Lake ViewLake View
1:12 scale unfinished kit (starts at £106)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com or US website (kits start at $161) www.dheminis.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

1, 2 & 3 Waterside Way1, 2 & 3 Waterside Way
1:12 scale unfinished kit (starts at £149)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com or US website (kits start at $234) www.dheminis.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories.

Contemporary Ranch DollhouseContemporary Ranch Dollhouse
1:12 scale unfinished kit (was $162.95)
by Real Good Toys (shop around for best price)

BrookwoodBrookwood
1:12 scale unfinished kit ($102 and up)
by Greenleaf Dollhouses greenleafdollhouses.com

MerrimackMerrimack
1:12 scale unfinished kit ($238)
by Earth and Tree Dollhouses and Miniatures earthntree.com

Dylan HouseDylan House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit ($149)
by brinca dada brincadada.com
Photos by Tom Casesa as featured on MiniModern. Brinca Dada also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.
Dylan HouseZoe House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit ($149)
by brinca dada brincadada.com
Brinca Dada also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

The Arne Jacobsen MiiBox DollhouseMiiBox™ Wall Hanging Arne Jacobsen House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (400 € - around $517 US)
by Minimii www.minimii.com
Minimii also sells furniture (more photos). Assembly required.

The Arne Jacobsen Minimii DollhouseThe Arne Jacobsen Minimii House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (800 € - around $1,000 US)
Currently Sold Out
by Minimii www.minimii.com
A fully licensed true copy of Arne Jacobsen's villa at Gotfred Rodes Vej 2 in Charlottenlund built in 1929. Minimii also sells furniture (more photos). Assembly required.

The MinimalistThe Minimalist
1:6 scale unfinished kit ($2,500)
by Miss Schumetta www.schumetta.com

Modern BungalowModern Bungalow
1:6 scale unfinished kit ($1,500)
by Miss Schumetta www.schumetta.com


» Custom, Commissioned, OOAK

Go to your local dollhouse shop/hobby shop/toy store, they might know someone who could assemble a kit for you, or someone who could design and build a OOAK (One Of A Kind) for you. Put an ad on craigslist for a custom modern dollhouse. You might be able to find a local architect/wood crafter/design student interested in building a modern house for you.

Custom Modern Dollhouse Builders
Please send me websites of other builders, but here are a few that do custom modern houses and roomboxes.

Paris RenfroeParis Renfroe
FR8 House, 1:12 scale custom house pictured.
PRDminiatures.com
PRD Miniatures also sells furnishings, accessories, pool and deck, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.
(shutterfly photos and flickr photos).

Peter TuckerPeter Tucker
Vancouver B.C. Canada. Custom Roomboxes, dollhouses, furniture and lighting since 1998. www.roomboxes.com and roomboxes.blogspot.com. Some of Peter's work is shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Erik GoddardErik Goddard
Room Boxes, Structures & Scenes. www.erikgoddard.com and erikgoddard.blogspot.com

Eco Modern TownhouseSchumetta McLendon
Eco Modern Townhouse, 1:12 scale www.schumetta.com
Listed under 1:12 Scale on her "Portfolio" page.

Mark TurpinMark Turpin
Building custom architectural replicas & roomboxes since 2000 (at least).
www.markturpin.com

Henry ColbertHenry Colbert
UK. He doesn't have a website, and last I heard he has a 2 year plus wait list. Since 1997, Henry is most known for his three Art Deco style houses The Amyas Petite, The Amyas Grande and The Amyas Deluxe in 1:12, and his modern 1:24 scale Sun House.

Tom O'DeaTom O'Dea
The Doll House Shop of Richmond, VA. Custom houses and furniture since 2001. www.virginiadollhouses.com

Gidon BingGidon Bing
Australian sculpture. Scroll to the bottom of his gallery to see these architectural models saatchionline.com/profiles/ portfolio/id/54613. I contacted him years ago and he was interested in building these as 1:12 scale dollhouses, but shipping from Australia would be expensive. saatchionline.com/BING


» Budget Friendly Finds & DIY

Here are a few easy ideas for getting started on the cheap.

IKEA Lekman boxFish Condo Fish HotelFish Condo/Hotel works as 1:16 or 1:18 scale ($35) designed by Terry Luong made by Umbra.
Pictured photos are from MiniModern.blogspot.com and call-small.blogspot.com.


Lekman Box works as 1:10 or 1:12 scale ($12.99) by IKEA www.ikea.com. Pictured photos are from Oese of raumfuerraum.blogspot.com. She has done amazing things with the Lekman Box, check out more photos on her flickr page.


DIY dollhouseMade by Joel DIY dollhouses madebyjoel.com. Joel's website has some great ideas and plans for building your own dollhouses and furniture. Check out his video making a dollhouse on the Martha Stewart Show.

DIY houseFour Bad Apples DIY dollhouses fourbadapples.blogspot.com. Check out this blog to see how Adrienne and her daughters made this house from scraps of wood from the throw away bin at her local home supply store.

Foamcore houseFoam Core House 1:12 scale by Mini Pig flying-piglet.blogspot.com. Get creative with supplies from your local art or craft store and see what you can build on your own. Check out Mini Pig's blog to see this house being built.


» Auction sites, ebay, craigslist, garage sales, etc.

Look for an older dollhouse you can refurbish. Check out Craigslist, as many people don't want to deal with shipping so you might be able to pick up a gem.

Search auction sites for discontinued houses

Kaleidoscope HouseKaleidoscope House
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Bozart Toys - Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright pmwarchitects.com/kaleido.htm
The Pool Pavilion was never released, if you find more photos of the prototype please send them my way.

ClearviewClearview
1:12 scale unfinished kit (discontinued was £395)
by MIAIM Miniatures based in London www.miaimminiatures.com.
Miaim also sells furnishings and accessories.

The AntrimThe Antrim
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Earth and Tree Dollhouses and Miniatures www.earthntree.com
Only 12 kits were produced. You can see pictures of my Antrim here.

Mackintosh HouseMackintosh House
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by The Dolls House Emporium www.dollshouse.com
DHE also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Summer HouseSummer House
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Celerity Miniatures
The Summer House used to be sold as unfinished kit for $121.

MiniTown LoftMiniTown Loft
1:12 scale shell kit (discontinued)
by HBS Miniatures miniatures.com
This was the 2012 Creatin' Contest Kit. Sold separately was the MiniTown Loft Component Set. See my posts on the 2012 contest entries here.

Fascination StationFascination Station
1:12 scale unfinished kit (discontinued)
by Hobby Builders Supply miniatures.com
See my posts on the 2011 contest entries here.


HighlandHighland
1:12 scale (discontinued)
by Artply

Emerson HouseEmerson House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $329)
by brinca dada brincadada.com
Brinca Dada also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Edward HouseEdward House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $329)
by brinca dada brincadada.com
This was the improved version of the Emerson house, with no electrical and a better manufacturing company. Brinca Dada also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Bennett HouseBennett House
1:16 - 3/4" scale finished kit (discontinued was $599)
by brinca dada brincadada.com
Brinca Dada also sells furnishings and accessories, some are shown here on my Modern Miniatures Directory page.

Mini Modern Dollhousemini modern dollhouse
1:18 - 2/3" scale for 3.5" dolls (discontinued)
by m+ddesign, Los Angeles, CA
www.davidleedesign.org



When you buy one, please feel free to send me photos or upload your pictures to the Modern Miniatures Flickr group.

This is a work in progress, please send suggestions of houses to add to modernminifan (at) gmail.com.

8 comments:

  1. thanks to the author for taking his time on this one.

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  2. This has been genuinely helpful! It seems to take hours upon hours to find this stuff by surfing the web. Thank You!

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  3. Check out this one:

    http://english.dollhousebrazil.net/spotlight.html

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  4. Thanks for the link Evelyne, those pictures are gorgeous. The "CASA MODERNA" house featured on Dollhouse Brazil is a finished Clearview dollhouse kit by Miaim listed above under kits or here:
    http://www.miaim.co.uk/product/MIAIM%20CV001

    The finished dollhouse has some modifications by the builder Milton Tavares; the roof top level is removed and there is a circular room divider between the bottom floor rooms. I really like the dropped ceiling LED lighting. Contacting builders like this is a great to have a kit built and customized for you if you don't have the time or skills to build a kit from scratch.

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  5. Hi Mini Modern Houses. Thank you for the kind promotion of our houses, the Solent Reach, The Harbour Heights and the Quayhaven. We have also recently introduced the Water's Edge (retailing at £495).

    We think this is a fabulous site - keep up the good work

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  6. Nice collections..! Thanks for sharing. DIY and budget home are excellent.

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  7. Looking for advice...

    I bought the Bozart's Kaleidoscope House at the Moma gift store in 2004 (approximately) and I have never removed it from the shipping box. Do you have any guess of its worth? I'm trying to figure out if I should keep it for my daughter, display it as art if/when I have the space or just sell it.

    Thanks

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    1. Keep an eye on ebay. A used one with some damage and missing panels just sold on ebay for over $750 (I didn't see the final bid but 3 days before the auction was over it was at $740 with 20 bids). If you have an original in the box, that could ship internationally, you should be able to get more. BUT it all depends on who is looking when. 3 or 4 years ago it was touted that new in the box ones were selling for $2,000, but I never saw one sell that high. Personally, I would keep it in the box and/or keep an eye on ebay for how much other ones are selling for. I haven't seen a new one in the box for sale in over a year. The last three I've seen on ebay were all used with damage and still sold between $400-800. Good luck Kate. My kids (and their friends) love mine, so I have mine out on display where little hands can tinker with it too.

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