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2BR mod house with glass walls, solar, priced to sell

May 21, 2010 |  9:06 am

Emerson_Front_low Rooftop solar panels power all the recessed lighting, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors bring the outdoors in. Just don't leave your Emerson House out in the rain, though, because those wood floors will never be the same.

New York toy maker Brinca Dada showed a prototype of its latest plaything at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this week, and the modern-in-miniature concept had the crowd chuckling. 


Co-founder Tim Boyle said the mod dollhouse, which swings open to access its six rooms, will begin shipping it in June. Furniture, to be sold separately, will be available in August.

Inspiration from the design came partly from Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House, the Palm Springs landmark whose eight-figure sale at auction fell through. Priced at under $300, Emerson House should be just a tad easier to move.

-- Craig Nakano

Photo credit: Brinca Dada


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