Willkommen to the Puppenhaus

Having had odd one-of-a-kind handmade dollhouses on the brain since reading Daddytypes' post about the Gerrit Rietveld house, when Linda spotted this "Calif. Modern Doll House" on an auction site we thought we'd query the encyclopediac mind of Daddytypes himself, Greg Allen as to the scoop. If he didn't know anything, we'd assume it was something some Southern Californian dad made his daughter one post-war weekend (or two). But Greg sent word back that this was in fact a Puppenhaus, made in East Germany circa 1960. A quick switch-of-the-gears of our made up provenance had us thinking this was even cooler (colder?). Visit the Puppenhausmuseum for loads of DDR photos. And yes that's a cactus.

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brandie said...

that is the coolest doll house i have ever seen.

Rebecca said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, and in terrific condition - doesn't look like it's missing anything. And it looks like you got some great vintage furniture and lights with it too?
Yes, cactuses were fashionable in the 50s and 60s - they come as indoor plants, too!

Pubdoll said...

This house is just so cool! I love it and the interior as well! Great floors and furniture!

Mini Dork said...

Um yeah, absolutely gorgeous. It is in incredible shape. I love the sofa set. Whomever had it for all of these years, really maintained it well. What a find!