Hey there! I finally had time to go down to Lowe's today and see the Bellamy Playhouse is person. The good news is that the price has dropped even further, to $249. However, I really wasn't impressed with it. It didn't sit squarely on the ground (even on flat concrete), the windows were these sort of plastic inserts, and there were gaps around the door and between the plywood siding. Over all, it just didn't seem like a solid piece. Which I guess I shouldn't really expect for only $249. :-D Anyway, I decided to wait and have something a little more solid built for me. To be honest, I've seen some extra large dog-houses that are better built I'm considering too. Anyway, just wanted to give you the report back!