This Dollhouse Is Worth $8.5 Million, When You Peek Inside You’ll Understand Why.

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It took 13 years to build the Astolat Dollhouse Castle.

The world’s most expensive dollhouse is about to go on tour. The Astolat Dollhouse Castle, estimated to be worth $8.5 million, is a miniature masterpiece designed by artist Elaine Diehl. It took 13 years to complete with craftsmen from around the world helping build the 29-room home. The structure weighs over 800 pounds but it's the interior design and furniture that makes this dollhouse expensive.

Over 10,000 pieces were bought or commissioned to add to the lavish house. Among them: a $7,000 baby grand piano, a $1,840 miniature portrait and even a 1949 Jeep Station Wagon valued at $3,300. The dollhouse will go on public display in New York for the first time to support Autism Speaks.


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Craftsmen from all over the world participated in creating accents such as this bear rug.

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The dining chairs are made of real gold.

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The house stands out among any other in the world because of its sculpture, engineering, and art.

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The nine-feet structure has 29 rooms, hallways, corridors, and windows.

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The exterior alone took one year to complete.

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Goldsmiths, silversmiths, glass blowers, and carpenters were involved in the creation.

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The furnishings were purchased from art collectors and commissioned from artisans.

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The world tour of the dollhouse begins in the fall. Its first stop is New York.

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The baby grand piano in the room is worth $7,000.

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New items continue to be added and purchased for the dollhouse.

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In addition to this reading room, the dollhouse also has a wine cellar, a ballroom, and weaponry room among many others.

There are over 10,000 pieces made or commissioned for this miniature dollhouse, each created with painstaking detail.

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The dollhouse drew its inspiration from Alfred Tennyson's, Lady of the Lake.

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