AN AVID AND SERIOUS COLLECTOR of J.R.R. Tolkien books, manuscripts and artifacts, this client desired a cottage-like setting based on Tolkien’s writings and imagery of a home for a Hobbit. This “cottage” displays and archives the owner’s valuable collection in an environment that will protect the material while providing a quiet sanctuary for solitude and contemplation. The design incorporates unique features such as hand-made clay roof tiles, a 54” diameter Spanish cedar door with hand-forged single pivot hinge, custom “butterfly window,” and many fanciful interior details.
Builder: Richard Owens; Interiors: Archer & Buchanan Architecture; Photography: Tom Crane Photography