My first dollhouse was built by my grandpa in 1974. He actually built two nearly identical houses. One for my older sister and one for me as a Christmas gift one year. We put them together to make one grand house, with each side having six rooms. My grandma lovingly decorated and furnished it, and it came with a full set of plastic furniture and a family of caco dolls. I played with it when I was young, lost interest for a while, and then gained interest again as a teenager, collecting nice furniture for it.