For $27,000 you can buy a car… or this pirate ship playhouse [Image]October 24, 2013 2 Email article | Print article
This is the wooden playhouse that suggests a 23′ high weather-beaten pirate sloop has marooned itself in the backyard. With a hearty cedar and redwood exterior, it is festooned with classic pirate-age decorations that compel exploration: a cutlass-bearing skeleton lashed to the bowsprit, a boarded-over cannonball hole, crossed bones that form a window pane, and a crow’s nest with Calico Jack Rackam’s Jolly Roger flag. The playhouse rests on a real hollowed-out 5′ diameter tree trunk equipped with a ladder; ascending the ladder inside the trunk and opening the trap door allows entry into the ship. Other points of entry include a climbing net and a staircase. Once aboard, the ship’s bow, ship’s castle, and the balcony all serve as play areas. All interior areas are framed in Douglas fir. A corkscrew tunnel slide extends from the balcony affixed to the stern and a fireman’s pole extends from the bow, facilitating easy ship abandonment. Decorated in non-toxic paint that withstands exuberant play and harsh weather for years. 26′ L x 11′ W x 23′ H. (12,000 lbs.)
If you are lucky enough to own this, don’t ever say mommy and daddy gave you nuthin’. Hit up Hammacher Schlemmer if you want one.