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$900K English home is a genuine luxury hobbit hole

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We hope hobbits like swimming

We’ve seen hobbit hole homes before, but up until now they have all been either not for sale or theoretical or only vaguely hobbit hole-like and also with an asking price of $18.5 million. This hobbit hole, in Holme, England, is the real deal. It was built forty years ago by architect Arthur Quarmby as his personal home. Although the listing doesn’t actually mention The Lord of Rings (or any of the hobbits therein) the combination of the house’s unique circular door, the fact that appears to be buried in a hillside, and the name that Quarmby gave it — Underhill — is all too much hobbit-ness to be merely a coincidence ("Underhill," of course, being a common Hobbit family name and the one that Frodo chooses as a pseudonym while laying low at the Prancing Pony in Bree, where he, Sam, Merry, and Pippin are awaiting further instruction from — whoa, sorry, we just blacked out for a minute). The house is on the market for "offers in the region of £700,000," or around $920,000.

4 bedroom detached house for sale [Wm. Sykes & Son, via Inhabitat]