5 Houses Where You Can Pretend to Be a Hobbit

HGTV Front Door

Shannon Petrie

09 December 2013

J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth may be fictional, but real-life “hobbit houses” can be found around the world. Make yourself a second breakfast, kick up your (hairy?) feet and check out five actual dwellings where you can live like a hobbit.

Tolkien-Inspired Guest Cottage

Chester County, Pa.
Avid Tolkien fan and collector Vince Donovan hired Archer & Buchanan Architects to craft this halfling-worthy guest cottage, where he now stores his favorite memorabilia. The 54-inch round cedar door gives the home its distinctive Shire-esque look. Other notable features include a ceramic-tile roof imported from France and a stone façade built from an 18th-century wall salvaged from the property.

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