May 12, 2010

brinca dada - Bennett House

Altera posted this yesterday, but here are some photos; I'm still drooling.


Got an email from Modern MC who of course is super excited about the Bennett House, but with her collection is going to have to get creative to find a place for it. She has been getting emails asking about the "single set of stairs for the structure," and she wanted to pass along the information that "the Bennett will also have a working elevator. How cool is that?" Very cool indeed! Thanks so much for the update MC. We miss you!


Check out brinca dada's Facebook photos to see the latest designs of the Bennett House. Wow! Just heard back from Doug Rollins from brinca dada. Looking at the photos, I originally thought they were working on two different versions, but lo and behold, their beyond talented designer and architect, Tim Boyle, came up with an ingenious way to open the house. So the photos are the same house just opened and closed! I had to stare at the house for a bit to figure out how it opens; kudos dadas, the Bennett House is truly amazing. They plan to have the house ready for the holidays. Yes these holidays, 2010. I know what I'm getting for Christmas!

The Bennett House will be ¾" scale, same as the Emerson House. They have designs finished to furnish the entire house and are working on prototypes now. I love the living room designs on their website and can't wait to see what they come up with for the dining room, kitchen, kid's bedroom, master bedroom, bathroom and home office. I will be counting down the days until I can start buying.

(all images from brinca dada's facebook page)


dalesdreams said...


My Realitty said...

Isthis3/4scale too?Beautiful to look at.CM

Mini Dork said...

My thoughts exactly Dale!

CM - I have an inquiry into brinca dada about the scale. At one point I heard talk of a 1:12 design, but with 5 floors this would be huge at that size. I'll post an update as soon as I get the official word from the dads. :)

dalesdreams said...

Even huge, this would be awesome.

So what if it needed it's own room? lol

Meli Abellán said...

Beautiful house!!!

Altera said...

It's awesome, no? Momma definitely needs a new house . . .

Mini Dork said...

Dale - Since it is 3/4 scale it won't be too huge, but I'm still going to have a hard time finding someplace to put. If I don't get this for Christmas, it means Santa thinks I've been bad.

Hey Meli - beautiful indeed.

Altera - Momma totally deserves a dollhouse for all of your sleepless nights and diaper changes. :) Thanks for posting the Facebook link!

condo Philippines said...

Awesome design of this beautiful house you have shared, it's like a condo.

Paula M

miniaturista said...

Una casa muy distinta a lo que estamos acostumbradas a ver en el mundo mini, te ha quedado muy bien.

Anonymous said...

i have a question about the 'stairs'. does the 2nd production run chocolate finish emerson include the clear staircase?

Mini Dork said...

Anonymous - YES the second run production of the Emerson House has the clear staircase with matching chocolate finish.

Christine Meyers Callum said...

I had a bad experience with Brinca Dada over the holiday and I just wanted to alert people. I had ordered the Emerson house (now discontinued). It arrived severly damaged--it looked like someone had gotten through half the assembly and taken it apart in frustration. I informed the company, they offered to send a new one and never did. Subsequent emails to the company never got a response. Needless to say, I wouldn't recommend ordering from Brinca Dada eventhough the homes are lovely.

Mini Dork said...

I'm sorry for your bad experience. That must have been frustrating to open a severely damaged house. I wouldn't give up, which email are you contacting? They seem to be on facebook, you could post there asking them to follow up with your complaint.

The first run of Emersons was sold off at a huge discounted price because of the production issues with the company the used to build the houses. My guess is they sent you a returned one by mistake instead of new one. They may be out of the first run discontinued and discounted ones by now, but its too bad you're not getting any response. I would keep trying because I think the houses are really great and the people I've met at the company are really nice. The new company building the dollhouse kits are doing a much better job on the production end the quality of the houses has improved.

I didn't see a phone number online, but I'm surprised they didn't have one on the invoice. It sounds like it has not been easy for you to get in touch with them.

Good luck, I hope you get your replacement house.