Architect Peter Archer designed a hobbit house as the perfect home for an impressive collection. This small scale museum is a house built on fantasy that was inspired by the universe of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings.
Dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien’s imagery, this house is unique amongst the hundreds of other hobbit houses built so far in the world. It is designed in a cottage-like setting, impossible to recreate outside its location, while hosting a lifelong collection of items that narrate those fantastic stories.
Built in 2004, the 600-square foot house is situated in Chester County, near Philadelphia. It displays and protects its valuable collection only a few minutes distance from the owner’s main house. This hobbit house also recreates a fantastical mood by following architectural details described in Tolkien’s texts – like the knob situated in the center of the round Spanish cedar door. Some interior details and the butterfly window create a warm and serene atmosphere and make one think of Art Nouveau, which is perfectly the case once we remember Tolkien’s illustrations.
The stone cottage might have become a hit amongst touristic attractions if not for the owner’s desire to keep the hobbit house in a quiet environment. If you decide to give it a try and be the lucky one that gets to visit the collection of tales in this hobbit house, be sure to indulge yourself in the fantasy.
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