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I don't want people to look at my work in your backyard and say, "That's nice." I want people to say, "Whoah! That's amazing!"

Magical Playhouses designs and builds whimsical backyard structures, bringing the architecture for fairy tales and dreams to life. Now, don't get me wrong; I love designing and building children's playhouses, but adults need magical places to play too! That's why I also build small artist studios, writer's cabins, meditation rooms, she-sheds, small offices and potting sheds in backyards in Seattle, Medina, Bellevue, Bainbridge Island and all around the Northwest. I've even been know to put them in trees!

I work on a custom basis, because I want to build what you want. So if you've been dreaming of something whimsical, and are curious to hear my thoughts on it, I'd love to hear from you! Here's how the process works:

Press 'Contact' above, or send me an email at info@magicalplayhouses.com. Tell me all about what you’re thinking about: send pictures, sketches, dimensions, links, Pins, pictures of your backyard. The more, the better. Once I have a clear idea of what you want, I’ll give you an estimate. After that, if you'd like to to have me over some weekend to look at your backyard, I'll bring my tape measure and together we can get down to the nitty gritty. I don't charge for backyard visits in the Puget Sound area, but a cup of coffee will keep the creativity crackling (hint hint). Only after we decide on a design and price, do I require a materials deposit.

 Dream big, but think small, I say. Together, let's add a little magic to your backyard.

I have four loves: my family, woodworking, art and gardening. Mix them up and this is the result.

My daughter Josephine, reading her book, on the steps of her playhouse.