Sometimes it’s go big or go home.
When it comes to dollhouses, going big can mean committing a significant amount of your own real estate to accommodate the dolls’ new digs. KidKraft’s Majestic Mansion Dollhouse stands more than 4’ tall and runs more than 4’ wide—that’s about a foot taller than your average 3-year-old!)
These jumbo dollhouses do maximize doll play space. And if you’ve got a Barbie aficionado on your hands, a supersized dollhouse where Barbie won’t bonk her head on the chandelier may be the way to go (party at the DreamHouse!). Same goes for American Girl dolls—believe it or not, there are a handful of dollhouses designed to fit 18” dolls so Kit, Addy, and the rest of the crew can have a place to call home.
If you think a big dollhouse is the way to go for your family, you can expect to spend between $80 and $250 or so, with most of the 12” doll choices falling around the $150 mark and most of the 14.5” or 18” doll choices ending up closer to $250.
In this category, we tested the KidKraft Majestic Mansion and the Barbie DreamHouse. If you want to skip to the bottom line, the KidKraft Majestic Mansion is a bear to assemble but has the most play space, decent quality, and a relatively good price. The Barbie DreamHouse had the snazziest features (including a water slide!) and easier assembly, but we had some quality qualms.
Here are the large dollhouses you may want to consider: