Portland treehouse: swanky Hobbit pad

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26 Responses to “Portland treehouse: swanky Hobbit pad”

  1. Hagrid says:

    WOOKIEES! Wookiees would live in a house like his. Not Hobbits.

    • TEKNA2007 says:

      WOOKIEES! Wookiees would live in a house like his. Not Hobbits.

      Hobbit Wookies? Hairy bald-headed pipe-smokers of average height, prone to open-mouthed yawning?

      Anyway, about the house — anyone have a link to a video walkthrough? Hint, hint, Mr. and Mrs. Owner.

  2. Altinkum says:

    Definitely want to see the inside of this house. The outside however looks like a eye sore.

  3. Anonymous says:

    hey guys, please help, is this a hobbit house or an elf house? I’m confused, the article says hobbit but like five of you said elf. so, i figure if we could just get two or more people to say it’s an elf house i think i’ll understand. i am assuming you’re people and not elves or hobbits.

  4. Avram / Moderator says:

    Man, the guy’s webserver is already gasping for breath, clutching its chest. Even posting in the middle of the night isn’t safe.

  5. TEKNA2007 says:

    Oh man, that is extremely cool. How’d you like to have your friends over for a cook-out on *that* patio!

    Plus, I got to learn what a “flag lot” is.

    • social_maladroit says:

      A flag lot’s typically one where a house is built on a lot behind another one. The house in front is on the street; the house in back has a (long) driveway for access – picture the (long) driveway being the pole and the house being the flag.

      Of course, this house is anything but typical.

      Google it for interior shots – it seems to be famous. (For example, here and here.)

  6. FM says:

    Oh wow, that’s gorgeous!

  7. Anonymous says:

    What makes this a Hobbit house? Are the ceilings 5′ tall? Hobbits like to live under the ground. This seems like more of an Elf house.

  8. dirtyiball says:

    Hobbits like to live a bit underground, not up in the trees. You must be thinking of elves.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I would LOVE to live there! Let me buy it now!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I dont know about eyesore, thats just not a great picture. I think once you get up close the beauty is probably intoxicating.

    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/01/wilkinson-residence-in-portlands-forest/

  11. sauce says:

    The interior is killing it for me. Carpet? Some hardwoods would really class up that joint.

  12. Deidzoeb says:

    One of the elective classes I took in high school was Science Fiction (also covering fantasy). It hadn’t occurred to me that this would involve all the joy of my favorite genres of fiction, sucked dry by the traditional crap you have to do in school. Every few days we’d have a quiz on basic details of the stories to confirm whether we had read the assignments, then we’d discuss the books in class. There were probably tests that covered a slightly higher level of discussion than this rote memorization of character names and details, but I can’t remember.

    Anyhow, yeah, Cory and/or PeaceLove would have missed a point on The Hobbit quiz. Ewoks maybe, or Frank Lloyd Writhulilien the Wood Elf, but Hobbits not so much.

  13. LeSinge says:

    Wow. Now THAT is an ugly house. I could see if it was built in the late 70s or early 80s, but being built this century? Wow. I do like the copper plating though.

  14. Ladye Janet says:

    I’ve alway called it the Habitrails house. From certain angles you expect to see hampsters living in there

  15. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    Eccentric house designs generally don’t work for me. Cool at first glance but showy and odd after that.

    But this is really outstanding. I’d love to live in that.
    I get the LOTR reference: organic curviness.

  16. Andrew Pendleton says:

    Hobbits don’t live in trees. They live in the ground. Cool house, though.

  17. Anonymous says:

    But it’s not a treehouse.

    It’s a very cool landhouse surrounded by trees.

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is so cool – would love to see more of it.

  19. CANTFIGHTTHEDITE says:

    Unlike Mr. Frodo, this place needs a re-do on the interior decorating. Those couches are hideous, to say the least.

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