Playhouses have come a long way since we were kids, and the number of over-the-top options out there today is endless. Whether your style is midcentury modern, whimsical, or traditional, we've found across-the-board design inspiration for your tots' "home away from home." Prepare to be wowed as you click through these 20 incredible playspaces that'll have you wishing Mama could fit through their pint-size door frames!
We've showed off some impressive (and over-the-top) outdoor playhouses and structures, but the almost-$250,000 tree house being created for J.K. Rowling by British company Blue Forest might be the craziest, coolest treehouse we've ever seen. According to the BBC, Rowling's two giant, two-story tree houses will keep her three children (ages 18, 9, and 7) entertained with spiral staircases, turrets, trapdoors, nature boxes to attract birds, and balconies. The two structures will be built on wooden stilts and will be connected by a rope bridge.
Check out some photos of treehouses Blue Forest has built for other clients above (yep, Rowling isn't the only parent who's commissioned one of its Hogwarts-style houses), some of which include radiant floor heating, television and Internet connections, zip lines, kitchens, and bathrooms. So if you had the funds to build a Blue Forest tree retreat for your kids, would you? Weigh in below.
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Your child's imagination will soar while playing in one of these adorable outdoor playhouses! No plastic here — these unique minicasas are all handcrafted from wood. From crooked rooflines to modern design, these houses entice youngsters outdoors for hours of creative play. Along with making memories, wooden playhouses encourage kids of all ages to enjoy the wonders of make-believe!