In this two-minute read, we look at the homes of some of our favourite fictional characters.
Tomorrow is World Book Day. Since plucky heroes and dastardly villains need to keep a roof over their heads, here’s a list of six famous fictional homes.
- Number 4 Privet Drive. This suburban home in Little Whinging, Surrey, is your classic three-bedroom modern residence from the outside. Along with this, you’ll find a young wizard called Harry Potter sleeping in a tiny cupboard under the stairs.
- Satis House. Satis House is best described as “in need of modernization,” although it’s grand in scale. The clocks have all stopped in this decaying mansion. Wherein it is the home to Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella in Great Expectations.
- 221B Baker Street. The home of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes consists of “a couple of comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.” Furthermore, it is no doubt that 221B would snap up for a tidy sum these days.
- Villa Villekulla. This one is a family home brimming with character – and a horse and monkey. Also, Pippi Longstocking’s Villa Villekulla has several unique selling points. Moreover, it includes a tree that grows Sockerdricka and a sugary Swedish soft drink.
- Manderley. This country pile in remote, coastal Cornwall is a prime example of “location, location, location”. Also, it plays a central role in Daphne du Maurier’s spine-chilling Rebecca. In addition to, the mansion features the opening line of the novel: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”
- Bag End. This one-story residence (home to Bilbo Baggins and later, Frodo) is built into a hill and surprisingly cozy and situated in Hobbiton. It has bedrooms, bathrooms, several pantries, and even a cellar.
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