Dollhouse even larger than Barbie’s grandfather builds granddaughter’s aspiration home

Joe Tomasello is building a 3-story Beacon Hill replica doll house for his 13-year old granddaughter Samantha O'Connell, similar to the one he built nearly 30 years ago for her mother Laurel. Tomasello is seen here next to his latest creation, inside the family's Collierville home on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.

About 30 yrs ago Joseph Tomasello created his daughter a blue dollhouse, now he’s back again to development, producing a larger sized a lot more extensive just one for his 13-calendar year-old granddaughter.

“It is really shut to remaining a true residence, just a little tiny,” mentioned Tomasello, 74.

The new a few-story venture, a replica of a Beacon Hill property native to Boston, stands at over 3-feet-substantial with seven rooms, a winding staircase, hallways, a kitchen and bathrooms which Tomasello and his granddaughter Samantha O’Connell created collectively.

“The one particular he built for my mother when she was youthful, I do not know why but I favored it a good deal,” O’Connell said. “So I questioned him to make me 1 much too. A larger 1.”

The first dollhouse manufactured for Laurel O’Connell sits in a place in Tomasello’s Collierville home all set for his granddaughter to engage in with when she visits.