When the rich want something for their children, they go way out, and how! An unnamed Swiss billionaire wanted his kids to have a playhouse just like his chalet in the Alps’ foothills for Christmas. Called the Wendy house, the house can now be seen at Gstaad. Hand-built by Russell Bowlby, owner of children’s play equipment firm Flights of Fantasy, the house features an 18 feet x 15 feet walk area and stands 12 feet tall. It is made from 13,000 feet of sandblasted pine wood planks to keep the house insulated in sub-zero temperatures.
The two-story timber house has been double glazed, pine floors with heating underneath, and 400 decorative bulbs. On the inside, there are four rooms, a large living room featuring a stone chimney that has been lit up using red LED lights, customized furnishings, and TV equipment.
The second room is the kitchen with mod cons with fitted cupboards, a hob, fridge, sink, and microwave. The other two rooms are bedrooms, one of which is on the mezzanine level, which spots two beds for sleepovers.
The house costs £150,000 ($232,235) with a £100,000 ($154,815) spent on materials and construction and other costs alone, the other £50,000 ($77,410) where required to ship the playhouse to Switzerland.