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Custom Play Structures
Custom play structures are site-specific and designed to fit all kinds of challenging terrain: a small space, a steep hill or ravine, retaining walls, lots of trees to fit around, or any challenging space that just calls for something unique! Barbara will meet with you to look at your yard and brainstorm ideas. Her goal is to design and build the perfect play structure for your space and your family. For information about how to order your own custom play structure, click here.

Custom Play Structures
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Custom play structures are site-specific and designed to fit all kinds of challenging terrain: a small space, a steep hill or ravine, retaining walls, lots of trees to fit around, or any challenging space that just calls for something unique! Barbara will meet with you to look at your yard and brainstorm ideas. Her goal is to design and build the perfect play structure for your space and your family. For information about how to order your own custom play structure, click here.
Used Custom Play Structure

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Used Custom Play Structure This beautiful custom play structure, well maintained for the past 15 years (cleaned & restained just 6 months ago), is looking for a new home!

Dimensions: 33'L x 15'W x 16'H.

Specifications: 2-story Hexagon Tower (6'x6') with roof & playhouse below + Swinging Bridge + Pentagon Tower + Straight Bridge + following play features: (2) Rock Climbing walls, stainless steel Fire Pole, Turbo Tube slide, Rope Net Ladder, Crazy Bar Climb, Ship's Ladder, (2) Flower Boxes, Flag pole and (2) Swings attached under bridge.

A similar, brand new custom Play Structure would cost $86,790 plus delivery & installation (see Wendys House). Owner is asking $29,970 (price does not include dismantling, delivery & re-installation).

If interested, please email Awesomeplayhouse@gmail.com

Disclaimer: Barbara Butler Artist-Builder Inc is not offering this play structure for sale. This sale is through the owner. All inquiries & communications as to price, condition of structure, etc. must go through the owner via the email address above. Barbara Butler Artist-Builder Inc. offers this promotional service to our clients free of charge as a way to help recycle beautiful play structures.  For a standard quote for Barbara's crew to dismantle, deliver & re-install this fort at your home, please email  information @ barbarabutler.com, referencing Used Custom Play Structure on Sale and include your zip code.Thank you.

Forest Lookout

Forest Lookout transforms a steep, forbidding landscape into a center for running & climbing play. Enter through the 6’ x 6’ Clubhouse on stilts which leads to a 2' x 9' straight bridge over two swings and a climbing tower. Ready for some excitement? Scamper across the 2’ x 12’ swinging bridge that hangs over a gully to reach a 7' x 7’ octagon tree deck on the other side. We’ve further harnessed the power of this sloped yard with an embankment slide & double water cannon. Look out below!

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse was designed to elegantly fill in the previously unused space on top of the upper retaining wall. A series of platforms and steps lead to the 1-story playhouse with gable roof & side deck with rung ladder. Along the way to the playhouse, take a detour down the 1st of 2 slides or climb down the rope net ladder. The mid-level retaining area is filled with bark chip and secured with rope net railing that curves to follow the edge of the lower retaining wall. Chutes & ladders!

Check out our Time Lapse video showing the 5-day installation of Pasadena Playhouse!

Crooked Gap Clubhouse

In the middle of a little wilderness, tucked away on a steep hillside, the Crooked Gap Clubhouse is a great place for rambunctious kids to spend time outside! Just getting to the entrance ramp requires sliding down a hill while holding on to the Giant Rope wrapped around the tree that stands guard at the top. Once on deck, there is access to the hill below via the challenging Rock Climbing Wall and/or the Coil Climber. Click on Slideshow (above) to take a peek at more images.

Castle Court

The entrance to Castle Court is a dramatic Gatehouse with faux drawbridge leading up to a lockable portcullis gate set between twin towers with matching "Fleur de Lis" coat of arms. A 10’ long Swinging Bridge with hand-woven rope net railings connects the Gatehouse to the upper level of an imposing, medieval 18' high Dodecagon Tower with secret staircase! The tree-filled courtyard between the Gatehouse and the Dodecagon Tower is enclosed with 52' of 5' high Bailey fencing with secret entrance. This authentic fortress stronghold is well hidden deep inside a grove of trees.