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The Most Imaginative Playhouses in the World?

Architecture Stars Craft the Mini Palaces of Kid Dreams — and You Can Win One

BY // 07.12.17

Some of architecture’s brightest stars let their imaginations run wild to create 14 unique playhouses that are on display now at NorthPark Center as part of Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses.

The houses, donated by local builders, organizations and corporations, are all available to win by raffle.

From a tiny English cottage to a life-size Cuckoo clock, these compact structures are sure to inspire the dreams of any child — or inner-child — and will help to support thousands of Dallas children in need.

This tee-pee playhouse is complete with a rock climbing wall. Designed by OMNIPLAN, INC. and built by Austin Commercial.

This is the 22nd year of Dallas CASA’s signature event, which raises awareness and funds for the organization’s effort to advocate for abused and neglected children navigating the child welfare system. With the help of CASA’s 1,093 dedicated volunteers, 2,768 Dallas County children found safe, permanent homes in 2016.

LRO Residential built this whimsical English cottage topped with a copper roof. Designed by Brian S. Easley Residential Designs.

While three out of every five children in protective care have a Dallas CASA advocate by their side, the organization is focused on growing to serve every child in need. To learn more about becoming a volunteer or supporting Dallas CASA, visit dallascasa.org.

Dallas CASA’s annual Parade of Playhouses will be on display at NorthPark Center until Sunday, July 23, when they will be given away to lucky winners during a raffle drawing.


Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased at event ticket tables at NorthPark Center or online.

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