Gnarly Haunted House Plan

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October has always been my favorite month of the year.  The colors, crisp air, moderate temps and of course, Halloween.  To celebrate you could go out and buy some inflatable ghosts and plastic witches that'll just have to be taken down soon after, but wouldn't it be perfectly wicked to have a year round monument to all things fall and the season of harvest? If your child loves all things creepy and ghoulish, what better outdoor project can you give them than the Haunted House Playhouse Plan.

Made it the style of an old, abandoned, Victorian era mansion, this spooky, three story plan has been given a complete, cartoon inspired makeover that truly is a sight to behold.  All four sides of the walls, as well as the railing lean out at a 5° angle, causing the playhouse to grow in size as it gets taller.  Add in the obligatory Mansard tower with wrap around porch and you'll have yourself one gnarly haunted house. Ghosts not included.

Of course, if creepy old houses aren't your thing, throw a little different paint on there and you'll have yourself a true first class estate.  Also be sure to check out the other eccentric whimsical playhouse designs!

Features:

  • 370 ft² in total usable play space
  • Whimsical take on the classic Victorian era haunted mansion
  • All four sides lean out 5° to provide a cartoon effect
  • Mansard style front tower
  • Wrap around porch
  • Accommodates over 30 glass windows for ample natural light
  • 3 stories
  • 104 page, step by step PDF plan

Dimensions:

  • 15' Wide
  • 15' Deep (w/o porch)
    18' Deep (w/ porch)
  • 24' Tall

Framing Details:

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

Glass Shed Windows:

  • ( 26 )  18" x 27"
  • ( 4 )  14" Octagonal
  • ( 3 )  18" Octagonal

Roofing Details:

  • 50° gable roof pitch & Mansard Tower
  • 500 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:
( 4 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'
( 11 ) 5/4” x 6” x 12'

Framing:
( 159 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 60 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 92 ) 2” x 4” x 12'
( 2 ) 2” x 4” x 16'

( 41 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 28 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 16 ) 2” x 6” x 12'
( 4 ) 2” x 6” x 16'

( 12 ) 2” x 8” x 8'
( 15 ) 2” x 8” x 10'
( 3 ) 2” x 8” x 12'
( 2 ) 2” x 8” x 16'

( 4 ) 2” x 10” x 8'

( 9 ) 4” x 4” x 8'

( 63 ) 2” x 2” x 8'

Plywood:
( 65 ) ½" Plywood Sheets
( 14 ) ¾" Plywood Sheets

Hardware List:

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

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