Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
Architects & Building Designers
Hobbit House rustic-exterior

Hobbit House

Photographer: Angle Eye Photography

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The cottage — seen here from the rear garden — is stepped downward to follow the grade of the land, enhancing the impression of having grown organically out of the old stone wall. "The location ultimately selected was perfect in that the original stone wall had become a retaining wall at that point, with a change in grade of about 4 feet," Archer says. "This allowed the building to have a more human scale at the front, while on the side and back the roof sits at about 4 feet above, giving an amazing scale, almost a miniature and certainly appropriate to a hobbit."

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wickedalchemist added this to Exterior Style
January 2, 2015
Sunken house
kathyd added this to My Underground House
December 16, 2014
Who doesn't like a Hobbit House. Partially underground.
Valerie Koepsel added this to house
September 17, 2014
blended in the earth
ambermzito added this to ambermzito's ideas
September 10, 2014
Darcy Howe added this to darcy_howe's ideas
September 7, 2014
gorgeous garden
suz1023 added this to suz1023's ideas
August 24, 2014
hillside/stone exterior
janet111644 added this to janet111644's Hobbit House ideas
August 18, 2014
tinamimi added this to tinamimi's Ideas
April 27, 2014
Hobbit house
Katherine Huit added this to katherine_huit's ideas
April 4, 2014
garden, stone path
quartermaster1 added this to interior designs
February 23, 2014
And back
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February 8, 2014
Hobbit house
l4212hall added this to l4212hall's Ideas
February 5, 2014
furstgene added this to furstgene's Ideas
January 4, 2014
Love the stone work and the roof.
galyc added this to chounne
December 31, 2013
maison Hobbit
danf69 added this to danf69's Ideas
December 26, 2013
Hobbit house
pennybeach added this to Garden
December 20, 2013
Laurin Frederick added this to Unique to Semi-Bungalo
December 14, 2013
Rock work
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December 4, 2013
Hobbit home
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November 27, 2013
Hobbit house
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November 24, 2013
Anwar Dominguez Villanueva added this to webuser_180068's ideas
November 12, 2013
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November 3, 2013
October 18, 2013
renehernandez1 added this to renehernandez1's Ideas
October 12, 2013
Proyecto Santiago
tbriggs0816 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 26, 2013
hidden, cute
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August 19, 2013
Hobbit house
majod2013 added this to majod2013's Ideas
August 11, 2013
lindaraeclark added this to underground homes
August 11, 2013
The signature round hobbit door, a detail taken straight out of Tolkien's text, is custom made of Spanish cedar.
etphhm added this to etphhm's ideas
July 5, 2013
wild garden
anntonette008 added this to Exterior Ideas
June 16, 2013
roof and stone
lmkruse added this to Exteriors
June 15, 2013
tacy28 added this to tacy28's Ideas
May 29, 2013
winginitn13 added this to Exteriors
May 6, 2013
Stonework, grading, landscaping.
gust01 added this to gust01's Ideas
May 1, 2013
Hobbit 1
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April 14, 2013
hobbit house
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April 13, 2013
Hobbit house
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March 23, 2013
mimiruto added this to a hobbit hole
March 20, 2013
garden shed
brassacorn added this to garden
March 12, 2013
love the different heights and feeling of mounds of plants
peggy4321 added this to peggy4321's ideas
February 28, 2013
different colors of green to grey and different textures & heights of plants
Brian Thomas added this to Man Caves
February 27, 2013
Hobbit House Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Stu Forrester added this to garden ideas
February 18, 2013
rustic and free natural
wilnatp added this to wilnatp's ideas
February 15, 2013
lovely stone and clay roof.
jbkroll added this to exterior
January 21, 2013
"hidden" on a hill
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January 19, 2013
R M Glover Construction Services, LLC added this to rmglover's ideas
January 13, 2013
Stone work
drainer added this to drainer's ideas
January 13, 2013
Love the garden
alc94507 added this to My Hobbit House
January 7, 2013
old english style garden for hobbit house
simple1234 added this to simple1234's ideas
January 4, 2013
Yvonne Churly added this to yvonne_churly's Ideas
December 30, 2012
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December 30, 2012
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December 30, 2012
hobbit pennsylvania
woolamena added this to woolamena's ideas
December 30, 2012
gardens that hug the house; stonework
aprilranae added this to aprilranae's ideas
December 26, 2012
noxveris added this to Landscape/Garden/Exteriors
December 26, 2012
English garden scheme looking at the rear elevation of the Hobbit house.
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December 17, 2012
scattau added this to residential styles
December 16, 2012
love the gardens
fangmaster added this to Hobbit House
December 13, 2012
short & sweet
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December 12, 2012
Hobbit house
anacast added this to anacast's ideas
December 12, 2012
casi escondida asi la quiero!!!!
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December 12, 2012
lovely garden and stone path
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December 12, 2012
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December 11, 2012
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November 25, 2012
hobbit house back view
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November 17, 2012
How great are those roof shingles?
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November 14, 2012
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November 11, 2012
back of roof
tkgant added this to inspiration book
October 30, 2012
natural garden, roof on house
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October 17, 2012
Snow white?
mwilson612 added this to just like
October 7, 2012
great architecture
Kishke Nelson added this to Pics I liked from Laurie
September 29, 2012
Def need a lot of flowers and growth. Very pretty. Love the walk way
Leslie Galligan added this to leslie_galligan's ideas
September 22, 2012
storybook hobbit house nestled in lush cottage garden
susanbarry39 added this to Colorado/Vacation Home
September 10, 2012
More of the Hobbit House
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September 9, 2012
Hobbit house 2
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September 9, 2012
Hobbit house
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September 3, 2012
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August 24, 2012
Roof tiles? Great lines on fun house.
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August 22, 2012
Hobbit house
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August 15, 2012
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July 31, 2012
Hobbit house
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July 29, 2012
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June 25, 2012
Stone over windows.
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June 21, 2012
path w plants
Fernando Patino added this to fernandopatino's ideas
April 16, 2012
Hobbit house 1B
inbliss added this to landscape
April 15, 2012
a wonderful dream
jaejohnson added this to Dream Homes
April 6, 2012
Just charming!
Quinis Design Group added this to quinis's Favorites
March 29, 2012
Roof & stone
Joyce added this to Gardening
March 25, 2012
wild, unmanicured cottage garden
jeanice added this to Homes (Historical)
March 24, 2012
Hobbit House, Allentown, PA
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March 24, 2012
Where are the Leprechauns?
azeb added this to azeb's ideas
March 24, 2012
the green area
sylv added this to sylv's ideas
March 23, 2012
love the bee friendly garden
Linda Dooley added this to Exteriors
March 22, 2012
Garden landscape of inherent plants seem to be similar to ours
toxman7 added this to Outside the House Ideas
March 22, 2012
unregulated stone pathway in overgrown bushes
Julie Malchow Zeman added this to Organic Designs
March 22, 2012
Another view of the Hobbit House with garden
shaynee added this to exteriors
March 22, 2012
hobbit house-2
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March 22, 2012
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March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012
Garden, house
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March 21, 2012
perennials cottage
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March 21, 2012
hobbit house
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March 21, 2012
hobbit house
cmnorrie added this to Special Places
March 21, 2012
Hobbit House nestled at the bottom of the garden... sigh
Jaime Hodge added this to jaimejameson's ideas
March 21, 2012
The landscaping is amazing.
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March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012
cottage living
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March 21, 2012
Charissa Branson added this to idaho Home
March 21, 2012
Landscaping is awesome
irishgirl71 added this to irishgirl71's ideas
March 21, 2012
Very nice!
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March 21, 2012
Hobbit hut PA
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March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012
cottage garden
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March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012
love it
suze24 added this to Hobbit house in West Chester, PA
March 21, 2012
sharonbpeterson added this to sharonbpeterson's ideas
March 21, 2012
So lovely, built into the side of the hill like this.
Summerset Gardens/Joe Weuste added this to Cottage Design
March 20, 2012
stone work, roof, I like the way the house is nestled into the garden
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