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Old 10-08-2010, 12:30 PM
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My daughter is going to be 14 in two months and has loved dollhouses ever since she was a little kid...although she does not have any doll houses! (Which is my fault.) When we were at the doll house emporium she was obsessed with the doll houses and begged me to get one for her birthday. Obviously now she isn't into the kid's ones and prefers the normal doll houses for adults. I finally agreed to get her one as a birthday present. I personally think one from the junior collection would be better...what doll house do you guys think is suitable for 13/14 years old in the normal/junior collection?

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Old 10-08-2010, 06:44 PM
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I think for this age group many of the houses in the DHE range would be suitable...eg Classical, Wentworth Court, Montgomery Hall, Lakeview and lots of others. I think the Junior Collection houses will be too young for her personally and she will be bored quite easily with them. She is ready for something that she can help to design the interior of and plan what era she may like to do eg Victorian or ultra modern. She will enjoy helping to decorate it too I'm sure....if not DHE have a decorating and lighting service. I hope I've helped
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:46 PM
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Hi!

I am now 24 and started collecting when I was 10. I too begged my mum for a 'proper' dolls house and so for my 10th Birthday she bought me the Manor House from DHE (no longer sold unfortunatley). It is a proper adult collectors house and I absolutely loved it and still do. I feel that if mum had have bought me a junior house I wouldnt still love it in the same way I do today. Now at 24 I am proud of my dolls house and how 'adult' it looks, it has grown with me as I have grown too. Some of the bits are a bit cheap looking, because I had more limited funds then - just getting bits with pocket money. But its so special too me, not just a toy or something from my childhood, but something that I love and cherish today and will do for years to come. I still even now buy bits for it and cram them in where I can

I would buy your daughter a collectors house. She will love it well into adult hood, it will be a wonderfull gift that she will ahve for the rest of her life, I promise! I would suggest maybe Fern Villa - about the same size as my Mannor House, or Springwood Cottage or even the Classical. Perhaps buy the main house and then the basement in the future, if you are unsure that she will stick with the hobby.

I wish you and your daughter all the best with your new hobby and would love to hear an update if you do go ahead!

I have attached a couple of pics of my Manor House for you to see, and a word of warning - we now have 4 dolls houses! One is my mums and 3 are mine and I have a kit on the way - it is extreemly addictive!
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:54 PM
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Hi

I'm 14, almost 15, and I've just got Amber House as my first dh, I like it because it isn't as big as some of the others (Classical, Grovsner Hall, etc.) and you can get it internally decorated which I liked because I've already been able to furnish it. My cousin, who is the same age, has Kenmare Manor, which she loves.

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:26 PM
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i think you cannot go wrong with the classical personally, as its what most people think of a dolls house. however, if your daughter has seen all the different types on offer she may have her own ideas of what is the right house. might also be worth considering if any particular ones are on offer, as you may get some lighting or furniture free with the house, or even an addition to the property like a garage or shop. spaking of garages, oakhurst might be a great idea as it is more grown up looking without being too complicated

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Old 10-08-2010, 09:28 PM
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Have you registered in your childs details not realising it makes a difference? I'm just curious as usually young adult collectors are under 16 which would make you are very precocious young mum!

Depending on cost, I would go for an adult house if that is what she prefers.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:47 PM
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At 14 she is almost an adult and if she has her heart set on an adult one then that's what you should go for. It's a lot of money to spend on something that she might not want to use in a year or so because she thinks it looks too babyish.

She may also prefer decorating her own house rather than having one which is already decorated. In fact, much of the fun of having a dolls house is in decorating it, as at her age she probably won't be 'playing' with it as much as a younger child would.

Personally, I would let her choose her own house rather than buy her one. The new catalogue is out soon so she will have a couple of new ones added there as well.

I would suggest that if you want to buy one as a surprise, then go for something modern such as Lake View or Waterside Way or even the Malibu which is going to be in the new catalogue.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:33 AM
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i think she is at a lovely age, and some of the kids ones would be too young, the ocean drive is good if she like modern, or i would think the Classical is perfect. Have you got the catalougue have a good look though it. Good luck
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:22 AM
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Hi Bluebird,
This is my daughters account, as she is a member. I just needed a bit of advice and you can't ask unless you're a member. Sorry if that confused any of you !

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Old 11-08-2010, 10:53 AM
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Thank you for all of your help,

I think I am going to get either the Classical Dollshouse, Ocean Drive or the Malibu House. I will let you know

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