Our American Custom Dollhouses™ story really first began on Christmas morning back in 1989 when Molly®, an American Girl® doll, first captured the imagination of seven year old Jessica, and a lifelong relationship began.
Over the next two decades, as Jessica became a devoted doll collector, it became increasingly clear that her extensive family of American Girl® dolls deserved to have a proper home of their own.
Since each doll has her own special story from her own special time, the only way to meet the needs of each doll was to custom design and build a home for them all by ourselves. And so we did.
This first of our American Custom Dollhouses™ was designed and built in 2012 for Jessica and her family of eighteen American Girl® historic dolls. It is a group of three Federal style row houses with nine period themed rooms, including: a 1774 Williamsburg, Virginia Dining Room; a 1904 New York City Living Room; a 1944 Jefferson, Illinois School Room; a 1974 San Francisco, California Bedroom; an 1853 New Orleans, Louisiana Bedroom; a 1944 American Movie Theatre with working TV and DVD player; a 1934 Cincinnati, Ohio Attic Office; an 1853 New Orleans, Louisiana Parlor; and a timeless Music Room, as well as, an Attic Loft Closet and two Dormered Roof Attics.
It is enhanced with LED display lighting, removable protective clear acrylic display fronts, clear acrylic multi-paned dimensional windows, and custom created wallpaper, brick facades, clapboard siding, shingled roofs and many special features. Plus, its furnishings are completed with custom created individual accessories.
When news of Jessica’s one-of-a-kind custom home for her dolls became known, requests began to pour in from doll collectors everywhere for similar dollhouses and accessories for their own families of dolls. So, to accommodate as many as possible, American Custom Dollhouses™ was born.American Custom Dollhouses™ is proud to now offer individually hand crafted homes for the world’s finest eighteen inch dolls. These heirloom quality dollhouses and accessories are being created so that they may be destined to be proudly treasured for generations to come.