A 1950s ranch-style dollhouse went up on eBay today. One of our favorite sellers, momoderne, is opening the bids at $125, or buy it now for $135 (Update: the previous auction ended with no bids. The item is now listed again at $20.) It’s not entirely modernist (the drapes and bedroom furniture are traditional remnants) but there are many progressive details such as the walls of glass, the built-in woodwork and room divider, the fireplace, and the pedestal chairs.
Update: Thanks to Anne’s comment below, we have the original name: Magnetic Doll House by Child Guidance. TimeWarp Toys says it was produced in 1964.
Update: Sears sold a similar magnetic dollhouse in 1964:
Scan by “File Photo” on Flickr.