The Empress Playhouse Plan

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European influenced luxury and large playing space are the linchpin essentials for this opulent playhouse design.  Arranged to resemble a modern French Chateau, the Empress playhouse plan mixes beauty, comfort and spaciousness.

Thirty five glass windows can be installed to allow an abundance of natural light and two 2nd level entrance / exits allow the opportunity to add a rock wall or 7' spiral slide.  6' wall heights allow adults the headroom to play right along with the children without any trouble.  Download this plan and begin building your child's dream playhouse.

Features:

  • "V" shaped French Chateau aesthetic with curved front porch and 2nd level overhang
  • 620 ft² in total usable play space
  • Rear rock wall entrance and 2nd level exit for optional 7' slide
  • Hip and valley roof
  • Accommodates 35 glass windows for ample natural light
  • 2 stories with 6' walls
  • 74 page, step by step PDF plan
  • Designed for children ages 4-12

Plan Category:

🏡 Full Size Playhouse Plans

Dimensions:

  • 35' Wide
  • 16' Deep
  • 17' Tall

Framing Details:

  • Joists: 2x8 - 16" O.C.
  • Walls: 2x4 - 16" O.C.
  • Rafters: 2x6 - 16" O.C.

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 28 )  18" x 27"
  • ( 5 )  14" x 21"

Roofing Details:

  • 45° Hip and valley roof
  • 490 ft² of total roof coverage.  Typically, 10% should be added to the roofing material order to account for waste and overlap.

Lumber List:

Make sure to ask about and take advantage of any volume discount from your local lumber yard!

Decking:
( 7 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 1 ) 5/4” x 6” x 10'

1x Framing:
( 1 ) 1” x 3” x 8'
( 1 ) 1” x 3” x 10'
( 2 ) 1” x 3” x 12'

2x Framing:
( 50 ) 2” x 2” x 3'
( 8 ) 2” x 2” x 8'

( 87 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 33 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 160 ) 2” x 4” x 12'
( 16 ) 2” x 4” x 16'

( 18 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 25 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 24 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

( 46 ) 2” x 8” x 8'
( 33 ) 2” x 8” x 10'
( 6 ) 2” x 8” x 12'
( 5 ) 2” x 8” x 16'

( 1 ) 2” x 10” x 8'
( 1 ) 2” x 10” x 10'
( 2 ) 2” x 10” x 12'

( 3 ) 2” x 12” x 12'

4x Framing:
( 3 ) 4” x 4” x 8'
( 7 ) 4” x 4” x 12'

Plywood:
( 61 ) ½" Plywood Sheets
( 23 ) ⅝" Plywood Sheets
( 1 ) ⅝" PT Plywood Sheets
( 1 ) ¾" Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

  • (20 lbs) GRK 3” R4 Screws
  • (10 lbs) GRK 2.5” R4 Screws
  • (Optional) GRK 4” RSS Screws
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