Hobbit HouseEclectic Kids, Dallas
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Playful: If your design sense leans more toward the playful end of this style spectrum, you appreciate the imaginative, whimsical and creative. You want your home to delight you and put a smile on your face, and you’re not afraid to be a bit silly sometimes or to make a bold statement.
Photos by TFK PhotographyPlayhouse at a GlanceDesigned for: A couple and their four grandchildrenLocation: Mansfield, TexasSize: 210 square feet (19.5 square meters)Designer: Brian Grossman of Grossman Design BuildGrossman nestled the new playhouse in a stand of pine trees. He already had the arched doors, so he used them as a starting point and created the same arch in both the roof and the overhang above the door. Offsetting the door also resulted in the somewhat skewed roofline, which adds to the fairy-tale feel, as does the siding, which is composed of cedar shake roofing shingles installed one by one in a random pattern. The shingles have a coat of clear sealant to bring out the color variations.