If you think this beautiful little house looks like something straight out of “Lord of the Rings”, you aren’t too far off. Architect Peter Archer designed this house (called “Hobbit House”) for a J.R.R. Tolkien fan who wanted it as a tribute to the legendary fantasy author’s most famous works. The house is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which is surprisingly picturesque while still being close to Philadelphia.
The Hobbit House was designed as a personal museum, where the owner could store all his Tolkien-inspired memorabilia. Through over 30 years of collecting, he has amassed more than enough books, figurines, and other collectibles to merit their own house.
Hobbit House is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
Of course, no hobbit-style home is complete without a small, round wooden door.
The inside is warm and inviting.
Among the memorabilia and collector’s items is a Tolkein-themed chess board.
Amazingly, Archer didn’t really know much about Tolkien before he started designing the Hobbit House. He explains:
Upon starting the project I read the book The Hobbit and watched the Lord of the Rings movies, but more importantly, looked at the range of writings by Tolkien, including amazing sketches he had done to illustrate his work. I remember at the start saying that we would be happy to design the structure but we were not going to do a Hollywood interpretation. We wanted it to be timeless. It was built in 2004 but looking at it, you could think it was from 1904 or 1604.
I’d love to curl up in this cozy hobbit home with a good book... that is, until a wizard summons me for a life-changing quest.
Credit: NY Daily News