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The Playhouses

Designed to be beautiful and durable, playhouses are expertly constructed under the watchful eyes of professional builders and architects. Each playhouse is custom-designed with beautiful enhancements that uniquely distinguish it from other playhouses. Playhouses have a maximum footprint of 8’x10’ and may be up to 10’6” tall. Many incorporate play features such as slides or climbing walls, and nearly all have operational doors and windows.

Since 1993, Stanford Shopping Center has hosted and produced the biennial Dreams Happen event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Playhouses have sold for amounts ranging from $13,000 to $101,000. Starting bid is at the discretion of the auctioneer.


WellieWishers Garden Playhouse
American Girl
Focal Point Design
W.L. Butler Construction, Inc.


Splash Trolley
AP+I Design
NOVO Construction, Inc.

Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, Inc.

Olson Kundig

Level 10 Construction

Backyard Bandshell
Ike Kligerman Barkley
Van Acker Construction

Time Transporter
Hayes Group​ Architects
SC Builders

The Skygazer
Libby Raab Architecture
Olivewood, Inc.

Farm to Table
David Baker Architects
Cahill Contractors

The Lookout
BAR Architects
Blach Construction

Fire House
Larry Kahle & John Onken
IAFF L2400, San Mateo County Firefighters

The Enchanted Cottage
Charmed Playhouses

Play is More
Nomos RED
BONE Structure

The Stanford Cinema
Metropolis Architecture
XL Construction

​​​Check out the photos from 2015!