A doll house is a must-have toy for any little girl and a good quality one should provide hours of play for many years to come. My daughter will quite happily play with her dolls in their house for a whole afternoon, rearranging the furniture and creating imaginative scenarios.
I also remember loving my doll house as a child – it was a Barbie house several stories high and was taller than me. It had a lift and a working shower and made me the envy of all my friends.
While you can buy some beautiful traditional doll houses, and the giant pink barbie versions, there are also lots of funky contemporary doll houses available these days that don’t look out of place in a modern home and are amazing fun to play with. These modern houses are also often more unisex than the girly looking traditional version so are great for both boys and girls.
Here are x gorgeous modern dolls houses for you to consider:
Nobody does modern design better than the Swedes and this doll house by Swedish toy company Lundby is testament to that. The house is fitted with light fixtures that really work and the dolls and furniture are available separately.
This is a simple sturdy wooden dollhouse with a modern look and feel. It’s one of the most gender-neutral houses on this list so is great for both girls and boys to play with. It has 6 rooms with an elevator and garage and includes 3 dolls and 15 pieces of furniture. As this doll house is designed in an open way, it can be played with from all sides with multiple children at the same time.
This unusually shaped doll house in bright colours will inspire creative play for both boys and girls. The pieces can be taken apart and arranged in various different configurations. All furniture is included.
This doll house has funky modern architecture and tropical greenery. It also includes some modern and stylish furniture and accessories including a dining table and chairs, hidden safe, and a coffee table. There is a functional doorbell and it comes with 2 playmobil dolls.
Kidkraft Uptown Wooden Dollhouse
Another amazing modern style doll house from Kidkraft, which comes with 35 pieces of furniture including a working lamp, piano that plays music and a toilet that makes flushing sounds. Great for Barbie sized dolls.
Another amazing modern doll house from Lundby. This one includes two outdoor terraces, a pull-out mozaic swimming pool, sliding glass doors and modern artworks in every room. Even better, the house is electricity-ready and can be plugged in for real working lights. The dolls, furniture and accessories are sold separately.
This 3-storey townhouse looks like so much fun you’ll be wanting to live in a real life-version. It has a pool with barbeque, lounge area with flat-screen tv, funky green sofas and balcony, bathroom with freestanding tub and a funky purple kitchen with silver stairs. The set includes 20 pieces of furniture and can be played with from all 4 sides – great for multiple kids to share.
This doll house is a little more pink than some of the other contemporary doll houses but it certainly has a modern vibe with it’s silver spiral stair case, glass lift and curved sparkle roof. The house includes furniture with a lamp that really lights up and piano that plays music.
This fun playmobil doll house can be folded up and carried with the attached handle so it can be easily taken to a friends house. It’s fully furnished and includes all pictured dolls and accessories. There is loads of detail in this house including tablewear, pots and pans, miniature play food, a baby bottle and more. Loads of opportunity for imaginative play.