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Check Out This Amazing Hobbit House for Rent in LA. No, really.

Utilities and invisibility rings not included.


Just don’t get too comfortable there. When Frodo gets back from Valinor, I assume you’re going to have to find a more human-sized place to live.

It’s not one of the actual houses used in the filming of the movies, but the design is still straight out of The Lord of the Rings. According to Craigslist, it was designed by a Disney artist and predates the films.

Located in prime & hip Downtown Culver City, Here is a rare opportunity to live inside a Storybook cottage straight out of a Fairytale. Known as “The Hobbit’s House”, this unique property was created by Disney artist Joseph Lawrence who spent 24 years creating between 1946 and 1970. This cottage features rustic stone hewn walls, leaded glass windows, and magical looking ponds filled with fish and a family of turtles. The main house features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, plus a huge bonus room that could be an office or den. The living room that is situated around an original stone fireplace features stained glass windows, nautical details and a bar that is perfect for entertaining. The quaint kitchen comes with a mini-fridge that is built in. 2 bedrooms sit behind a wooden plank door and offer great sunlight, and a view of the fountain and pond at the front of the house. The sparkling green tiled bathroom features a tub/shower combo with a large vanity and great custom built ins. The house also features a 3rd bonus room off of the kitchen that could easily be used as a extra bedroom or entertaining space. This is a truly enchanting cottage that is located just moments from The Kirk Douglas Theater, Trader Joes, fantastic restaurants in Downtown Culver City, and The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Center and easily accessible to the 10 and 405 freeways

Terms: One-year minimum lease. Security deposit equal to one-month’s rent on approved credit. Sorry no pets allowed. 1 parking spot included. Please contact our office for more info and to schedule a showing! Or visit our website at

There’s a small application fee, which is probably because the place looks amazing, and everyone in the Los Angeles area would ask to see it otherwise. Just take a look at some of the interior images:



If this sounds like the kind of real estate you’d be into and your budget can handle it—or if you just want to gawk at some more images—then don’t walk; run (you fools) over to the Hobbit House’s Craigslist listing.

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