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Wisconsin ‘hobbit house’ offers elven bliss for $315K

Forever frolic within the forest with this fantasy house within the Wisconsin woods.

This “hobbit house” appears like a fantasy novel set, however not solely is it actual — it’s additionally for sale. However, now it appears fairly near having a brand new proprietor. After simply eight days on the market, it’s reportedly underneath contract and now not accepting showings. 

“There’s lots of split levels in the Midwest, but nothing quite like this one,” realtor Sara Cappechi told ABC7 of the River Falls property, which listed for $315,000. “What’s really cool about the walls is that [it’s] spray foam insulation that they’ve painted white.” 

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom domed home is sunk right into a hillside and set on 3 acres of personal woodland. It boasts three woodburning fireplaces, 5 skylights, two Google Nest-controlled furnaces and a putting resemblance to Bilbo Baggins’ tackle in “Lord of the Rings.” 

It’s cottage-core look has made it a success on-line, the place its reputation has introduced patrons in from far past its Shire. “We had agents touring from Kansas this morning. Somebody from Milwaukee. We had somebody from Oklahoma,” mentioned Cappechi, who admitted to by no means having truly seen “Lord of the Rings,” whereas acknowledging she “probably should have before listing this property.” 

The house is presently configured as a two-bedroom.
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The house has two loos.
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The house’s kitchen.
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A eating space and fireside.
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The domed home from outdoors.
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The home was inbuilt 1972
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One of quite a few skylights.
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A two-car storage on the property.
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The home is now in contract.
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The “bermed-earth-sheltered” home was constructed in 1972 and comes with a two-car storage, is “surrounded by nature and privacy” and is notably vitality environment friendly, in response to its listing.

Although one-of-a-kind for the realm, the compound is much from the one piece of actual property to appear like one thing plucked from a “Hobbit” soundstage: In 2020, a equally earthen structure in the course of Vermont went on sale for $220,000. 

“Our country is so wedded to studs, sheetrock, plywood, plasterboard,” the property’s architect, Bob Chappelle, informed a neighborhood information publication. “All you get is a box.”

At his pad, residents get pleasure from a “fairytale-like home with multiple open rooms, skylights, a huge wooden soaking tub, cherry dining room table, cherry kitchen screen, gorgeous cherry bed headboard and rough-hewn granite floors and walls,” in response to the itemizing on the time. 

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