The UK's Daily Mail is reporting that actor Elijah Wood—aka Frodo from Lord of the Rings—has just bought up a supremely Victorian mansion in Austin, Texas for about $1M. Built in 1890 and bragging much in the way of voguish turn-of-the-century architectural details—the curling eaves! the unnecessary moulding! the two porches!—the entire 3,285-square-foot structure actually originated in Marlin, Texas, but has since been picked up, driven two hours south, and updated with (faux?) marble floors and a glassy attic. Photos, below.
· Elijah Wood swaps his Los Angeles home for $1m Victorian mansion in Austin, Texas [Daily Mail via The Real Estalker]
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