Childrearing

This $140K Princess Castle Is Perfect For Living Vicariously Through Your Spoiled Child

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harrods-wishmakers-princess-topIf you have a little girl and you want to give her everything you want for yourself you never had while simultaneously showing all your friends and neighbors that you are rich and fancy in the most ostentatious way possible, have I got a playhouse for you.

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The “Wendy” house at Harrods in London is a pink princess castle with towers, heavy satin curtains, and a hand-laid parquet floor. It is the perfect way to say, “fuck your American Girl doll,” and was made by Master Wishmakers, a company that designs excruciatingly posh playhouses, tree houses, and kids’ rooms. According to the Daily Mail it has a sticker price of  £85,000. That’s about $137,000, or a price at which a person could buy an actual house.

Master Wishmakers’ custom playrooms are available through Harrods, and the Wendy house is a sample of their work. It is currently the dressing room for kids who want to try on princess dresses at the Harrods children’s department, but several Harrods customers are said to have made inquiries about getting pink play houses of their own.

Harrods reportedly said, “the dressing room has attracted numerous expressions of interest from clients in the Middle East, as well as celebrities and royals, since going on sale a month ago.”

You know who else would love this? That guy who planted a flag in Africa so his daughter could be a “real princess.”

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39 Comments

  1. Rachel Sea

    October 20, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    For that you could put a down payment on an actual castle.

  2. Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

    October 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Parquet floor? WTF? No way would my little hypothetical princess have parquet floors…

  3. Ursi

    October 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    But it’s so small…. where is all that money going? It doesn’t even have heat!

    I don’t understand what’s happening here.

    • keelhaulrose

      October 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Seriously, for $137K I would expect an upscale version of the playhouse Doc McStuffins has, with running water, two rooms, and electricity.

  4. Jessifer

    October 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    BRB… sending these photos to my super handy dad to study how to make them, so he can build them, slap a fake Harrods logo somewhere on them, and rip off dumb rich people at $150K a pop!

  5. LadyClodia the Modest Rat

    October 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    According to the Daily Mail it has a sticker price of £85,000.

    http://i.imgur.com/Lt94WCt.gif

    That really is only slightly less than what we paid for our actual house.

    • keelhaulrose

      October 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      It is more than double what hubby and I paid for our first house. You could buy a mini mansion in some areas for what that castle costs.

    • Layla

      October 20, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Please tell me where you live where you can get a house for that price!

    • keelhaulrose

      October 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      At the time we lived in Peoria, IL, though not in the best neighborhood. Still, the first house cost us $63K. My in-laws live on a property they got for less than the cost of that castle, though you would have to not mind living in the middle of nowhere, Iowa.

    • Emily A.

      October 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      I am kind of tempted, living outside of NYC, land of the $100k parking spot.

    • keelhaulrose

      October 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      If you do move to Iowa just be prepared for the 5:30 cow alarm. Every morning I was there the mooing started at exactly that time.
      I wouldn’t recommend moving to Peoria unless you can afford private school. Yes, you can get a three bedroom house for $20k, but it’s not really worth the drop out or crime rate in those areas.

    • Emily A.

      October 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      We have 5:30 metro-north train, but yes, cows can be louder. 🙂

    • keelhaulrose

      October 20, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      I never realized how loud those giant annoyances could be until the first time I stayed at my mother in laws house. Five thirty until six thirty when they were fed the stood in the field about fifteen feet from the house and just mooed as a collective. I was told you get used to it, but, no, I am quite sure I am content without dealing with bovines in the mornings.

    • Layla

      October 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Ahh ok. Our home prices may be ridiculous in the tri state area but I would not want to live in the country 🙂

    • Kelly

      October 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      If you count the closing cost and credits paid to us, it’s pretty much what I paid for my current house, which has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an actual kitchen that can be used to cook food. I mean, it’s no CASTLE and I wouldn’t go so far as to say that all of the rooms are functional, but still.

  6. CMJ

    October 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    If I’m spending that kind of money I am just going to build them a house in the back so they can at least leave me alone whilst they are princessing.

    • jane

      October 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      For less then half of the cost of this, you could literally do just that. Toilet and everything. It’d be like boarding school, but without all the witches and wizards. (I got that right, right?) http://kangaroomsystems.com/modern-cabins/

  7. Spongeworthy

    October 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Looking at that house makes me think of that line by Dolly Parton–“it costs a lot of money to look this cheap”. It’s like a mini replica of every Real Housewife of NJ’s dream home. That is not a compliment.
    https://38.media.tumblr.com/6978bb8e208efd50af954d9401774957/tumblr_mr2zakHeHS1qzw89so1_500.gif

    • Rachel James

      October 20, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      keelhaulrose I’ve made $64,000 so far this year working online and I’m a full time student. Im using an online business opportunity I heard about and I‘ve made such great money. It’s really user friendly and I‘m just so happy that I found out about it. Heres what I do,…&nbsphttp://StartworkingwithGoogle&#x32&#48&#x31&#52PartMsq3R..

    • Allyson_et_al

      October 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      But how long will it take you to make enough to buy your princess castle? Because if you’re making that kind of money at home, you might was well get this as your office.

    • candyvines

      October 20, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      That’s a lot of money! Perhaps you would like to purchase this lovely blouse to cover up a bit:

  8. C.J.

    October 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Well this makes me feel less foolish about our plans to build a mini stage with a barre attached for our dancer daughters for Christmas.

  9. Lilly

    October 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    this is really kind of boring. It is only one room, at that price I was kind of thinking it would have a climbable turret, and like a play bed or something.

    For the same price i could get this:

    http://www.poshtots.com/_common/_assets/product_images/29/2757_PD2.jpg

    or any of these:
    http://www.poshtots.com/play/pint-sized-fun/luxury-playhouses/20/2201/1109/productlist.aspx

    • Allyson_et_al

      October 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      See, now, that is more worth it. By which I mean, not at all worth it, but it would be fun for years and years.

    • Lackadaisical

      October 21, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Yes, I agree, still not worth it but at least it looks a lot more fun. That one is worth it … if you are in charge of a public park and looking for something awesome for all the local the kids to play with in the playground. However, if I were wealthy enough to waste my blunt on something like that at least my kids would be able to play with it properly, the one in Harrod’s is too small to do anything with other than invite peasants over to look at it (but not touch) so that you can enjoy how much richer you are than them. However, if you have the money to spend £85,000 on a wendy house then surely you already live in a fancy palace

  10. alexesq33

    October 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Totally agree with everyone on the size – how are you supposed to play in that? It’s the size of (it’s intended function) a dressing room. Couldn’t even have a tea party in there. Pfffffft some castle.

    • noodlestein's danger tits

      October 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Riiiight? For that price it better dress me up in princess outfits with no help from me!

    • alexesq33

      October 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Lol picturing a clothes dresser robot like from the jetsons!! 🙂

    • noodlestein's danger tits

      October 21, 2014 at 10:14 am

      EEE-zactly!

  11. whiteroses

    October 20, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    My grandmother always used to say, “a fool and his money are soon parted.”

    Maybe part of it’s jealousy though- I wish I had enough disposable income and was dumb enough to spend that kind of money and not blink an eye.

  12. Jennie Blair

    October 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    For the low low price of a $100k you could have a a much better quality place house built custom in your back yard complete with heating/ac/pumbling/cable/wifi.

    Sadly that’s too high. My sister had a playhouse and they paid less a couple thousand for all but the pumbling. And a flat screen because nothing says secure your valuables like a lock less slightly uneven door.

  13. Kathryn Mackenzie

    October 20, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Buy a real house. Rent it out until your child turns 18. Give them that house. Much better use of the $140,000 you presumably have just lying around, if you’re able to consider buying something like this.

  14. tk88

    October 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Every time I see something like this I just think “I wonder how many children that could have fed and housed?” It’s despicable hot people will spend that much money on a “toy” that costs almost three times the average American’s salary.

  15. RayneofCastamere

    October 20, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Is there any rich person out there with money to burn who needs a pet minimum-wage worker? I’m house-trained and as an accessory I go well with most outfits.

  16. Sailor Fruitpunch

    October 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I would totally buy that if you would kindly drop the “K” off $140K.

  17. Sara610

    October 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. And it’s the worst by at least four different standards.

    • rockmonster

      October 21, 2014 at 12:09 am

      Even worse than the people complaining that WordGirl is violent and slutty?

  18. Ellefont

    October 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    $139,000? “It’s not even leather!”

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