Cute: DC-based architect Stephen Vanze has designed a Piet Mondrian-inspired playhouse for a charity auction benefitting Rebuilding Together, a housing nonprofit based in Maryland. The prefab, modular structure, measuring 10 by 8 by 11 feet, is full of thoughtful details: a glass floor panel designed to be placed over a backyard pond, built-ins for books and toys, openable windows, LED lights powered by a solar panel on the (green) roof, a chalkboard wall, recycled-PVC Azek cladding painted to match the Dutch painter's signature work, and "an upstairs loft in the cupola" that "provides a secret fort within the playhouse," according to Houzz. Though the current of pricey playhouses has been rising steadily for a while now, this one, which cost $25K to build—funds were donated by Bethesda Contracting—was actually created for a good cause. Interior photos below.
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