I apologize if you were looking for something along the lines of Elizabeth Shrewsbury's pile or Isabella Stewart Gardner shack. Although both were designed with input from strong-willed women, the houses the headline refers are a bit smaller in scale.
From Low Tech Magazine:
The Art Institute of Chicago has an online gallery of 68 miniature rooms, all built in the 1930s and showing interiors starting from the 13th century up until the decade they were built (see picture below).
At the end of the 19th century, toy makers started to mass produce dolls' houses and accessoiries, aimed increasingly at children. Jennifer McKendry's website provides an extensive overview of mass produced doll's houses and furniture from 1890 to 1990 (composed of an illustrated history and a picture gallery).