When it comes to The Lord of the Rings, some people are fanatical. And so it was with this fan who commissioned a hobbit home. The 6oo-square-foot home features a round Spanish cedar door with hand-forged single pivot hinge, handmade clay roof tiles, custom ‘butterfly window’, Douglas Fir timber framing, custom-designed antique light fixtures and a range of fanciful interior details. The home will serve for display and to house the owner’s extensive Tolkien collection. It’s easy to see why this unique home recently won an award from the American Institute of Architects for a small project.

Credit: Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.