SPECIAL OFFER Dreaming Spires Willow Playhouse - ex-display model
This is a rare opportunity to buy one of my Dreaming Spires playhouses at more than 60% off the usual price (£750 instead of £2,000). I rarely make these for display as they are very time-consuming to make but this one has been in the lovely surroundings of the Architectural Plants nursery in Sussex since February 2018. It has been kept under cover and is in very good condition - it just doesn't look quite as smart as they do when they are brand new. It is getting in the way in my studio at the moment - hence the silly price! Please note that there will be an additional charge for delivery, depending on where you live. Or you would be welcome to organise collection from my workshop.
This is the largest of the playhouses I make and is based on the very first one which I made for my daughter.
It's more obviously aimed at children than my 'onion' shapes. The curvy lines and arched windows give the house a fairy tale quality. The twin spires and forked flags swinging gently in the breeze put one in mind of a knight's encampment, but it could equally be a cottage or a castle. The dappled light which enters the house through the woven willow makes it a magical place to be.
Any small child would be enchanted to find such an intriguing structure in their garden and will quickly make it their own.
Handmade in England from natural English willow, the playhouse has impeccable environmental credentials. Willow is a material which is annually renewable and, when your children have grown out of the playhouse, rather than needing to go into landfill, it can simply be recycled in your own garden. It has a limited lifespan outdoors but that can be extended with an annual coating of linseed oil. Indoors it will last indefinitely.
The playhouse measures 2.4m (8') wide by 1m (3') deep (front to back) and is a little over 2m (6') tall at the top of the spires. Many playhouses don't allow for the fact that parents are inevitably invited in for tea parties! The Dreaming Spires playhouse allows adults a reasonable degree of comfort on such occasions!
This one comes with red flags.
Please contact me for a delivery quotation. Alternatively, you are welcome to organise collection from my studio.
I can only make playhouses in the Spring and early Summer when freshly cut willow is available. I have now come to the end of the season and I won't be able to make any more until January 2019.