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Rivendell in Ojai, California

Posted by sulien on 06.17.2008 at 9.29.pm
This is from an old fan report on theonering.net for the Ojai Music Festival, in Ojai, California.  I was watching the Travel Channel and they showed an Adirondack style log home that made me think of this, so of course I had to go and find the article and pictures.

The photos are of the home of architect Marc Whitman, which makes me think of Rivendell.  If I ever hit the lottery for a big jackpot, I'm going to have this guy design my house in redwood country (though not in among the trees, it would damage their roots too much).  It'd be much, much smaller than this, but along similar lines.  Here's the photo that made me think of Imladris.

ETA: And here's an article on the architect and the house.


elvenpiratelady at 2008-06-18 07:47 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's beautiful. I don't remember Imladris having an ornamental pond in the books, but hey, it's two thousand years old - maybe the Elves spent their time thinking up new and exciting landscaping ideas. :D
sulien at 2008-06-18 12:30 (UTC) (Link)
I am very willing to fudge the canon for a place like that, believe me. Stunning doesn't even begin to cover it. :-D
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sheiannasherra at 2008-06-18 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
It really is beautiful.

For a more Hobbit like environment you can check out the architecture of Roger Dean here who also has some very interesting ideas. (Oh, and it has links to his fantastic artwork too!)
sulien at 2008-06-18 21:30 (UTC) (Link)
That is absolutely amazing! His village of Willlowater does look amazingly like Hobbiton. I would love to buy a place like that, but they will very likely be prohibitively expensive just because of their uniqueness.
sulien at 2008-06-18 21:45 (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I thought his style looked familiar! Roger Dean did the covers for several albums for the band Yes back in the 70's. Cool! :-)

Edited at 2008-06-18 09:46 pm (UTC)
Anahana - Quentae for Balance - Just call me Anna!
sheiannasherra at 2008-06-19 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
He did album covers for Yes, Asia and Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe. I love his artwork.
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