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The Astolat Dollhouse Castle, on display in New York through Dec. 8, is valued at $8.5 million. On display for the first time in two decades, the 800-pound dollhouse can be seen at the Shops at Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center. Colorado artist Elaine Diehl designed the 1:12 scale model house in the 1980s. It contains 29 rooms. The house includes design details such as parquet floors, a façade formed to look like stone slabs, fireplaces, classical columns, a lion sculpture, and even an inlaid marble toilet. But all of that vast mini space belongs to a single wizard doll. Read the complete story at CityLab.

For more examples of architecture in mini, check out the nearly two dozen houses created for a charity auction back in 2013. And read ARCHITECT's News Roundup for all the architecture news and views from around the world. Check back often—it's updated in real-time.

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