Dollhouse even bigger than Barbie’s grandfather builds granddaughter’s desire 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 years in the past Joseph Tomasello crafted his daughter a blue dollhouse, now he’s back to design, producing a bigger extra substantial one particular for his 13-12 months-old granddaughter.

“It truly is near to being a serious home, just a little tiny,” explained Tomasello, 74.

The new three-tale job, a reproduction of a Beacon Hill house native to Boston, stands at more than 3-toes-large with seven rooms, a winding staircase, hallways, a kitchen and bathrooms which Tomasello and his granddaughter Samantha O’Connell created together.

“The one particular he developed for my mother when she was youthful, I never know why but I favored it a ton,” O’Connell explained. “So I requested him to make me just one much too. A more substantial 1.”

The first dollhouse built for Laurel O’Connell sits in a area in Tomasello’s Collierville property prepared for his granddaughter to engage in with when she visits.