When I first saw this playhouse at Sam's Club I knew we needed to own it! My daughter worked on my husband to get it and finally in October of 2006 we made the purchase.
It was a pain to get home just because of the sheer size of the playhouse, but we knew that. Once we got home, it only took about 5 hours for the two of us to get it up. I wish now we had spent more time on getting the ground perfectly level as once it is in its place really you cannot move it.
This house is GORGEOUS!! Everyone talks about it. It is 9'9" wide, 10'5" deep and 7'4" tall. This is truly a FULL size playhouse and it is great because even adults can go in and enjoy it. We had been looking for a cheaper playhouse, but so many of the littler ones were just going to be too small for my five year old daughter. There are four doors to make access easy. The window boxes and bay windows add to the charm of this cottage. There is a window seat that can be used like a toy box and that can be used in either one of the bay windows.
It really is quality, the biggest disappointment is that we got hit with a hail storm and every seem in the roof was broken because of it. I made several calls and e-mails to the company to try to buy a new roof and never have gotten a response. We will figure something out and it isn't a huge deal, but a big disappointment because it is such an expensive item.
But if you are looking for a big playhouse this is an affordable option. And when the kids are done playing in it, it will become a nice shed.