I don't think a toy has ever made me speechless after putting it together. I just kept opening up little bags of cool accessories...pillows, and throw rugs, a dog!, place settings...it's really fantastic. If I had this as a little girl, it would have seen hours and hours of play, and entertained my friends and I for years.
I researched dollhouses for months before buying this one. I knew the furniture can be hard to find for the Loving Family pink houses, so I liked that this came with enough to get started. I think the house is classic looking, and it actually looks like houses in our neighborhood in the city.
The Loving Family furniture is detailed, realistic, easy to handle, and is suitable for quite young to 100. I LOVE that the little spatulas/remotes/tea kettle are attached with string to the oven/tv or whatever. Every girl wants that realistic element, but doesn't want to loose it either.
The dollhouse is HUGE and heavy, with way more play space on the floors than the dream or grand houses. I have to figure out where we are going to put it in our living room:0
I love that it folds up- it will keep the dust off the floors when it's not being played with (which won't be often!).
I am happy that we can add furniture sets for birthdays, etc.
I like best that this house has wider floors and lots of detail. I know that the space can handle the large Loving Family furniture that can be a tight fit in the pink houses. It really makes for a great setting for open ended play, and gives us lots of ideas for adding more furniture later.
The holiday additions are so neat. It has made me feel more Christmas-y and more in tune to the holidays and the specialness of them, as corny as that sounds.
Go for this one if you don't mind a more realistic house with darker outside colors. It really is roomy!