“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms…. it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” But all the comfort of Bilbo’s home, Bag End, comes at a price (if Middle Earth were real, that is). And that price has recently been calculated by Movoto Realty.
Movoto based their estimates on comparable locations in Worcestershire, one of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s inspirations for the Hobbit homeland of the Shire. The company also took into consideration amenities mentioned in The Hobbit, such as a potato garden and a plethora of pantries.
It’ll cost you $1.33 million (or £826,000, as of December 11, 2012).
That seems a little costly for a hole in the ground. But according to David Cross, the content editor of Movoto, Bag End is more luxurious than you may have realized: Cross says the home is 4,500 square feet. His team did an Internet search on “a drawing of Bag End. Included with the drawing was a scale. This helped us estimate the square footage.”
Check out the infographic, below, for the particulars. And beneath that is the house listing. The price history is smile-worthy.
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(Thanks to Zack Mirsberger of Movoto.)