Property crash: World’s most costly dollhouse is up for sale… for €7.8m

For €7.8m, there's a LOT of things you could buy.

For instance, there's a castle situated in Galway that you could grab for only €6m, leaving you with a bit of spending money. Or you could opt for a Georgian demesne in Laois, which is going for €5.5m, full of antique furniture and gold plated mirrors. 

But far pricier per square foot, even per square inch is a furnished castle, with 29 rooms, fireplaces, armoury and a wine cellar that's worth €7.8m. But of course, there's a small catch: It's only 2metres tall. And all of the glamorous features? They're miniature. 

Yep, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle – said to be the world's most valuable dollhouse – is being shown for the first time in New York. 

The pricey doll pad was built in the 1980s, and has seven levels filled with 10,000 tiny pieces, which include real oil paintings, mirrors, a functional piano, €4,500 set of knives and forks and even minibooks that date back over a century.

The miniature castle is wired, has plumping (although we don't know who would be able to fit onto a mini toilet), and also has multiple stairways, hallways, a library, a basement and a music room.

The dollhouse was designed and created by miniature artist Elaine Diehl, who spent 13 years building it. She even hired carpenters, glassblowers and gold and silversmiths for across the globe to her her finish it. 

Too bad no one can ever live in it. 

 

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