If, like many of us, the dream of owning a beautifully designed, architecturally innovative house is one that’s about as feasible as hanging out with a dodo, then looking at – or even owning – a miniature version may be the next best thing. Luckily for you, there just so happens to be 20 dolls’ houses designed and built by globally renowned architects, designers and artists on display, and for sale, at Bonhams‘ showroom.
Zaha Hadid Architects, Grayson Perry and Hemingway Design are just a few of those involved in the project, which is curated by the Cathedral Group (property developers whose ethos is centred on a belief in fantastic community spaces). The bidding is already underway with Zaha Hadid’s house currently holding the position of highest bid at £10,500. The project has Edwin Lutyens to thank for its inspiration. Like the house he designed for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1922, the houses aim to push the boundaries of architecture, design, crafstmanship, interior design and art. Each of the dolls’ houses has a specifically designed element to make life easier for a those who are disabled.
So if you have a spare £10k, or maybe just a spare hour, head to New Bond Street on Sunday November 10 (11am-3pm) or Monday November 11 (9am-3pm). All the money raised will go to KIDS UK, a charity that offers support to disabled children and their families.