A hobbit home fit for a king

At the start of the J.R.R Tolkien novel ‘The Hobbit’ the famed writer makes sure to mention that hobbit holes are not nasty, wet or dirty - and this English home currently on the market goes even further to prove that hobbit holes are definitely made for comfort and luxury.

The home, aptly called Underhill,  was built 40 years ago by architect Arthur Quarmby for his family and is widely considered as an example of the elegance of earth homes. 

The home is 372m² and described on the property listing as “the most celebrated house in the West Riding Section of the Peak District.” 

Although the home is not overtly described as a hobbit hole, its name Underhill, refers to a name Frodo Baggins hid under for a time and furthermore there is the round features such as the round door at the entrance. 

The home is currently on the market through Wm. Sykes & Son for a little over R12,500,000. The home features four bedrooms and is spread out over an acre amid the rolling hills of Holme, England. The ‘family recreation area’ with a swimming pool, with pool suites for the owners and two children is the center around which the home was built. 

The last hobbit-like reference is the ‘stone vaulted cave’ where residents can enjoy a peat fire. 

Images: Inhabitat / Underhill

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