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JON & Kate & Crooked Houses

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 at 10:14 am in TV.

Pirate-Style Crooked House (KidsCrookedHouse.com) So not a fan of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” – and the prospect of watching “Jon – Kate Plus 8″ holds absolutely no appeal. But we’re intrigued by the fabulous playhouses that were delivered to the Gosselin household during last night’s episode. The blue pirate-style playhouse (pictured) and pink “Gosselin Garden Shop” hail from Crooked Houses, Maine-based playhouse makers who are raking it in right about now. Word is, so many people Googled “Crooked Houses” last night, frantic to get their hands on a blue pirate stowaway, like the one designed for young Aaden, Collin and Joel Gosselin, or a pink house, like the one built for the Gosselin girls, the site nearly crashed.

There’s no doubt about the crooked house appeal. They’re inspired by those wonky cartoon houses of yore, the ones with funky angles, windows that are just a tad off and residents from a million Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons. We couldn’t help ourselves – we looked up the prices. Whew. Guess when you’re a reality TV star, you don’t blink at a $4,449 price tag, plus delivery. They also sell basic models ($1,249 and up) and wall stickers that let you turn your child’s room into a cartoon landscape ($69.95 and up). Here’s the real question, though… which do you prefer, the Crooked Houses or Jon & Kate?


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