Tuesday, March 30, 2010

English Cottage Playhouse

Robert Mahrer of RMGC Inc. a Santa Cruz, California based residential construction company built this adorable playhouse. The way the tiny house sits at the edge of the forest and is carefully integrated into the landscape adds to the overall storybook quality of the play space. I have to admit the formal landscaping here puts our yard to shame!

After a close look, it is obvious that this is not your typical playhouse construction. The roof, characteristic of the storybook style, is covered in steam bent wooden shingles laid in a wave pattern and rolled under at the eaves. Windows and doors were all custom made out of redwood, and the diamond patterned leaded glass windows were even made by a local glass artist. Exterior stucco walls give it a heavy stone look, and yes that is a chimney! The interior has a pine floor, stained exposed framing, and painted walls. By combining the whimsical setting with the uniquely crafted architectural details Robert has created a magical hideaway.

For previous post on storybook style playhouses look here.

Storybookers does a great job defining this style!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to put one of these tiny houses in Lake Tahoe, were I call home. Wondering how much it cost to build a tiny home or does a lot of them come all ready constructed ?