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This Canadian Dad Is The World's Greatest Builder Of Luxury Playhouses

April 05, 2016

A Canadian man's "stupid idea" to make extravagant playhouses has turned into a dream job in which he gets to bring children's wildest fantasies to life.

By: Ishmael N. Daro

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SBNATION

Riley Curry finds out she's getting a horsey swing, almost explodes with excitement

August 22, 2015

Riley Curry jumps up and down with excitement!

By: James Dator

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The Washington Post

Riley Curry could not be happier about her new horsey swing.

August 23, 2015

Life keeps getting better and better for Riley Curry, America’s sweetheart. She and her baby sister, Ryan, are getting a playhouse. But this isn’t any ordinary playhouse, as shared by Charmed Playhouses on Instagram. It has a “horsey swing,” according to mom Ayesha Curry, and that was news that adorably fired up Riley, who turned 3 last month...

By: Cindy Boren

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The Huffington Post

Charmed Playhouses Bring Alberta Children's Dreams To Life

April 25, 2016

Where were these houses when we were kids?! An Alberta dad is using his imagination (and construction know-how) to make kids' dreams come true in the form of incredibly elaborate playhouses...

By: Sarah Rieger

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The Globe and Mail

Gentrify your backyard with a luxury playhouse

June 29, 2016

When Tyson Leavitt built a playhouse two years ago as a present for his daughter, he had no idea the fantastical structure would lead to a new business venture.

By: Marjo Johne

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People

EXCLUSIVE: TLC's New Series Playhouse Masters Dreams Up Fantasy Kids' Spaces for Steph Curry, Ali Landry and More

July 29, 2016

The show promises the most fantastical, over-the-top structures just for kids, as designed by the goofy and charming hosts, husband-and-wife Tyson and Audy Leavitt. The pair own Charmed Playhouses, a family-run business that specializes in creating completely custom buildings for clients who are more interested in secret passageways and princess balconies than granite countertops and hardwood floors.

By: Mackenzie Schmidt

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Mashable

These luxury playhouses will make your inner child and adult jealous

April 10, 2016

Canadian dad Tyson Leavitt has a dream job, which consists of bringing people's dream playhouses to life in the most stunning way imaginable.

By: Nicole Gallucci

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Scary Mommy

Dad Builds Luxury Playhouses That Parents Will Want To Move Into

April 08, 2016

This dad’s luxury playhouses might be nicer than your actual house.

By: Ashley Austrew

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Yahoo

TLC Spins Off ’90 Day Fiance,’ Pushes Property Programming With Playhouse Series

March 31, 2016

Tyson and Audy Leavitt are living their dream by creating the most elaborate, over-the-top playhouses in all of North America out of their family-run shop. From castles to pirate ships to ’50s diners, these playhouses are a far cry from the foursquare walls and tiny plastic homes you might be expecting — they have amazing angles, details like stonework and furniture straight out of a storybook.

By: Linda Ge and Tony Maglio

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CTV News

Charmed life: Alberta carpenter strikes gold with luxury playhouses for kids

April 04, 2016

Alberta’s housing market may have been hard hit by dropping oil prices, but a company specializing in luxury children’s playhouses appears unfazed by the weakened economy.

By: CTVNews.ca Staff

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Metro.co.uk

A charmed life: Dad lives the dream building luxury playhouses for kids

April 07, 2016

Last year, he took his ‘stupid idea’ to build luxury over-the-top treehouses and playhouses for children and turned it into a thriving business – called Charmed Playhouses.

By: Alison Lynch

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Toronto Sun

Alberta company makes $200K luxury kids playhouses

July 07, 2017

A company in southern Alberta has found an unexpected luxury market that involves the lifestyles of the rich and famous, their offspring and its own reality TV show.

By: Bill Graveland

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Huffington Post

Charmed Playhouses Finds a Market for 200k Treehouses

July 03, 2017

Celebrity clients include NBA most valuable player Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Washington National's slugger Ryan Zimmerman.

By: Bill Graveland

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The Loop

You won’t believe how much this insane playhouse cost

July 05, 2017

What could be more fun for a child than having a miniature house in their own backyard? Well, how about having a playhouse that’s been designed specifically for them? Taking inspiration from customers, Charmed Playhouses is a company growing in popularity that creates magical, high-end tree houses and playhouses that will inspire everyone to spend a lot more time in their backyards.

By: Allison Bowsher

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Global News Lethbridge

Life-sized Harry Potter playhouse takes shape in Lethbridge

December 05, 2018

A Lethbridge-based company has caught the eye of many international clients by building custom treehouses and play structures for its customers. Its latest creation is based off one of the most popular book series in recent memory. Watch as Malika Karim dives into the making of a life-sized Harry Potter playhouse.

By: Malika Karim

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HGTV

These Fantasy Playhouses From Alberta Will Blow Your Mind

February 24, 2017

Based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Charmed Playhouses specializes in creating bespoke fantasy-style playhouses designed to bring some fairytale magic to the backyard. From pirate ships to castles to something more sleek and modern, check out this sampling of amazing playhouses that kids can't resist.

By: Brent Furdyk

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Popsugar

This Dad Makes Luxury Playhouses Straight Out of Every Kid's Wildest Dreams

April 06, 2016

Taking inspiration from his children (who also happen to be his most trusted playhouse testers), Leavitt creates custom sketches for each client based on the specific kid's interests. The final, extravagant products are based solely on these drawings — not blueprints — so the end results are always one of a kind for the family. The final cost of each playhouse depends on what the clients dream up but can range in price from $7,000-$100,000.

By: Lauren Levy

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Deseret News

LDS family stars in new TLC show, stresses importance of faith

July 22, 2016

The Alberta, Canada couple built a play set for their local home and garden show, which got more attention than they expected. The following year at the same home and garden show, they went “all out," building a Rapunzel play set that attracted even more attention. It was then that Tyson Leavitt says he decided to “jump both feet into it” and sell his landscape company to build playhouses full time.

By: Kelsey Schwab Adams

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iHeart

See Disney Themed Kid's Playhouses Adults Will Want To Live In!

May 22, 2018

Kids love forts and playgrounds, but one company, Charmed Playhouses, makes backyard playgrounds that are nicer than your house! A lot of them are Disney themed and are full of details! We want one.

By: Sabrina Hooyman

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National Post

This ain't your mama's treehouse: The luxury playhouse business in booming in Lethbridge

April 25, 2016

While spiders and slivers were commonplace in Leavitt’s long-ago playhouse, the creations he now oversees are designed by an award-winning architect, professionally decorated and placed in backyards across North America by crane... By: National Post

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Trendzified

What Started As Dad Building Playhouse For His Kids Soon Became A Full-Blown Business

January 09, 2017

Tyson Leavitt did as any father might do for his children when they’re young – he crafted them a dream play space for their backyard. But the story didn’t exactly end there.

By: Trendzified

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Lethbridge News Now

Local Family Business soon to Charm Audiences on TLC

July 16, 2016

Leavitt said that with the airing of "Project Playhouse," the company is anticipating an increase in demand and the opportunity to become a considerable employer in the Lethbridge area.

By: Charlotte Morrit-Jacobs

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The Chive

Awesome dad builds custom fantasy playhouses

April 08, 2016

When you were a kid, I bet all you ever wanted was a place that was your own; a playhouse, a tree fort, some sort of hideaway, where you can day dream and let your imagination run wild. Well, a Lethbridge, Alberta dad just elevated himself to the coolest dad in the world, by a making a living out of building tiny play houses.

By: Martine

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The Loop

Canadian company’s jaw-dropping playhouses are straight out of a story book

April 06, 2016

With playhouses like these, your kids won’t even need fairy tales. Lethbridge-based company Charmed Playhouses is getting the attention of customers across North America with its absolutely stunning line of children’s play areas. It’s safe to say that if we had these as kids, our childhoods would’ve been completely different.

By: Michael Hiscock

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LDS Daily

LDS Family Builds Dream Playhouses, Land TV Show on TLC

April 07, 2016

What started as a landscaping business has turned into a fantastical dream for one LDS family whose life and luxury playhouses are the subject of a new TV show for TLC.

By: Aleah Ingram

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Fansided

Riley Curry is excited about future horsey swing

January 10, 2019

There is no better way to get a young child excited than to give them a brand new toy. Well for Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, he is giving his daughter, Riley Curry, a brand new toy that she is beyond excited about.

By: Charles Rahrig V

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Global News

Stephen Curry’s daughter delighted by Lethbridge company’s playhouse

August 24, 2015

The new playhouse for Riley will match their Spanish-style home and tie in her love of horses. There’s also a dog house attached.

By: Blake Lough

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Net Moms (Germany)

Einfach genial: Dieser Vater baut die coolsten Spielhäuser auf der ganzen Welt!

January 09, 2016

A German article about our playhouses!

By: Net Moms

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The Indus Parent

Crafty dad builds playhouses so incredible, you'll have to see to believe

May 10, 2016

This Canadian dad wanted to provide his kids with an exciting and safe way to have fun without being too far from home. That's when he decided to put his craftiness to the test. And, well, he aced the test.

By: The Indus Parent

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Yahoo Finance

Albertans skirt the downturn by launching their own unique businesses

April 14, 2016

Company founder Tyson Leavitt told CTV News that despite the province’s job losses and weakened economy, sales of his playhouses – which can sell for six figures – is thriving, partially crediting it to the weakened Canadian dollar.

By: Andrew Seale

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A handful of skillful skills, their children all over the town have a fairy tale... (China)

January 10, 2019

A Chinese article about us!

By: mp.weixin.qq.com

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Parent Herald

Charmed Playhouses: Take A Look At Some Of The Most Amazing Luxury Clubhouses For Kids

April 07, 2016

There are several benefits in giving kids an outdoor playhouse they can play in. Aside from the fun and excitement that playhouses provide, these structures can also help develop kids' physical and mental skills, Learn to Play Toys explains.

By: Daniel Joseph

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Calgary Herald

Business is booming for Lethbridge dad creating the world’s most luxurious playhouses

April 25, 2016

Buoyed by memories from his own childhood, the 32-year-old father launched a company last year dedicated to building “fantastical” backyard structures where children can leave the electronics behind, use their imaginations and play.

By: Annalise Klingbeil

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Ideal Home

You won’t believe these amazing kids playhouses.

April 12, 2016

From an elaborate ship to a Rapunzel-style tower, these fantasy playhouses are some of the most amazing creations for kids we've ever seen.

By: Shendries

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Homecrux

Charmed Playhouses seem to be coming straight out of a fairyland

May 06, 2016

Being a dad–of-three, Leavitt knows how important it is for today’s kids to leave electronics behind and start using their imagination for play. This is because creative imagination is a sign of healthy mind that can form various wonderful concepts and ideas. However, nowadays children seem to lack power of imagination because of so many electronic gadgets that are available for them to play. But these high-tech gadgets are killing the beautiful fantasy world of kids.

By: Monika Thakur

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Broadway World

Steph Curry & More Set for New TLC Series PLAYHOUSE MASTERS, Premiering 8/23

July 28, 2016

Tyson takes the lead in building the creative structures from the ground up, while his wife, Audy, brings life to the interiors, transporting children wherever they desire to go. A magic wand that controls lights and an interactive puzzle made of locks and deadbolts are among her portfolio of one-of-a-kind accessories. The Leavitt kids also have a job and it's the envy of kids everywhere - they are the official playhouse testers, who get to climb over each structure, making suggestions and giving their seal of approval.

By: TV News Desk

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Inquisitr

Tyson and Audrey Leavitt Are The ‘Playhouse Masters’ On A New TLC Series

July 31, 2016

Playhouses and treehouses are the stuff that a child’s dreams are made of, and now one couple is producing the most spectacular treehouses, playhouses, and even doghouses imaginable. According to The Futon Critic, Tyson and Audrey Leavitt and their elaborate and unique creations will be featured on a new TLC series, Playhouse Masters.

By: Charlinda Robinson

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World Religion News

Mormon Family Builds Playhouse for Steph Curry in New TV Show on TLC

August 06, 2016

This spiritual and magical journey started for this Canadian couple when they created a set for a local home and garden show. Their set was so beautiful and creative that they received immense praise and were requested to do more work. The following year, the couple designed a Rapunzel-themed play set. This new play set of theirs received even more applause and they became a local sensation. Tyson sold his landscape company following the attention he received for his Rapunzel set and decided to start building playhouses and treehouses full time. Since then, the demand for the couple’s work has only been increasing. A new company devoted entirely to playhouse and treehouse building was started, named Charmed Playhouses.

By: Gary Nguyen

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East Bay Times

Riley Curry to star in debut of ‘Playhouse Masters’

August 22, 2016

Riley’s playhouse — which looks like something in Disneyland’s Fantasyland — is situated in the family’s Walnut Creek backyard.

By: Tony Hicks

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SF Gate

Take a look at Riley Curry's insanely cool new playhouse

August 22, 2016

Everyone's daughter Riley Curry will be appearing on the premiere of the new TLC show "Playhouse Masters" on Tuesday. If you can't tell from the title, it's a reality show that shows the process of building dream playhouses for mostly famous toddler clientele.

By: Katie Dowd

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ABC News

Steph Curry's Daughter, Riley, Gets Princess Pony-Themed Playhouse of Her Dreams

August 22, 2016

When sweet and sassy Riley Curry isn’t cheering on her NBA All-Star daddy Steph Curry courtside, she’s most likely playing in her brand new backyard oasis: A princess pony-themed playhouse, equipped with a tire horse swing, a ball pit, an upstairs loft, a slide, a climbing wall, and of course, a doghouse for her “best friend,” the family’s black labradoodle named Reza.

By: Eliza Murphy

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Yahoo Sports

Rating the items in Riley Curry's giant Playhouse from 1 to 10

August 24, 2016

NBA MVP Stephen Curry, his wife Ayesha, and their daughters Riley and Ryan have quickly become basketball’s most visible family. While the attention hasn’t always been positive, the Currys have welcomed their status as celebrities. In addition to Steph’s prowess as a basketball star and pitchman, Ayesha has a television show and growing lifestyle brand. Riley is not exactly a child star, but she’s the most popular NBA child by some distance and a subject of plenty of internet and news stories. (Ryan is a little more than a year old and at this point in life mostly seems focused on running around.)

By: Eric Freeman

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Puzzups

How did Riley Curry celebrate her 5th birthday? Know about this cute daughter of NBA star Stephen Curry and her new horse-themed playhouse!

August 10, 2016

An article discussing Riley's 5th Birthday!

By: Puzzups

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The Star

Making a dog house a home

November 03, 2017

It’s a story straight out of a fairytale that begins with the creation of whimsical, beautiful Charmed Playhouses. Then the plot thickens and next come storybook-style dog houses.

By: Georgie Binks

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Pickler and Ben

A Deserving Woman Gets An Amazing Surprise!

August 10, 2016

Donna is an amazing woman who happily opens her heart and her home to everyone – leaving little space for her to work on her passion of making jewelry. Donna’s closest friends reached out to Kellie and Ben to find some way to celebrate her, so our hosts teamed up with Tyson and Audrey Leavitt of Charmed Playhouses to create the most amazing “she-shed” for Donna. Check it out!

By: Pickler and Ben Staff

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