Admit it, if you’re fan of The Lord of the Rings (or even if you aren’t), you’ve probably fantasized at some point about what it would be like to live in a hobbit home. Well, you no longer have to travel all the way to the film set in New Zealand to find out, because there’s a hobbit home right here in Florida! The Atlantic Beach Dune Home, just a thirty-minute drive from Jacksonville, is now for sale and it can all be yours.
Picturesque round doors, laundry on the line, living one with nature—the entire concept is super romantic. Plus, it has added seclusion perfect for introverts. The Dune Home consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and totals 1,632 square feet. Selling for $1,850,000, the owners used to rent it to couples and solo travelers.
The home was designed by William Morgan and has been featured in magazines and on HGTV. They have actually been constructed within the earth, taking on the natural same of an oceanfront sand dune with grassed roof lines.
Built in 1975, the unit is two stories with an elegant curved staircase, wood accent walls, and sliding glass doors to the oceanfront patios and rooftop deck.
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The unit is also completely furnished and has an eat-in kitchen, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Don't worry about being too hot or cold because it features central cooling and heating.
The home has been on the market since December 2019 and has been recently updated.
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Morgan used the units as vacation home rentals and actually lives full time across the street. He didn’t want the home to block his view of the ocean, so he purposefully built it within an existing sand dune.
The sand covering the unit keeps it cool year-round, and walls are made from gunite, a material used in swimming pools.
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While it’s not quite The Shire, and oceanfront hobbit home isn’t too bad, either.
If you thought a hobbit house was cool, then you'll be especially excited for the rumors of a Lord of the Rings land coming to Universal, and also check out Universal Japan's new Mario Kart attraction and what it may have in store for Orlando.
Atlantic Beach Dune House
When: Currently available
Address: 1941-1943 Beach Ave Atlantic Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Live out your hobbit home dreams in this unique oceanfront property!