Under the staircase in the basement of this Huntington home, listed for $749,000, is a built-in miniature playhouse for the children who reside inside the four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Dutch Colonial.

The owner, who comes from a building background, created the structure for his children, says Risa Ziegler of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is the listing agent for the half-acre property.

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"It's a kid's dream," Ziegler says of the partially finished basement.

The gray and white playhouse is large enough to fit two to three children and is built from shingles to mirror the outside of the house.

The home's upper levels have wood floors, built-in cabinets and lush crown moldings, she said.

"They have all these things that make it true to its 1930s character in many respects, but it's updated for today's tastes," Ziegler says.

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The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and room for a sitting area.