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Monday, January 24, 2005

hobbit house

Dad is planning to build what he calls a "hobbit hole" over on the steep side of the hill, tucked away behind the olives. I've discovered that this is part of an historical architecture style that developed in the 1920's:

"Storybook style architecture: those charming, whimsical, often
one-of-a-kind structures which defy and transcend standard
architectural conventions to achieve something entirely new: a unique
blend of art and architecture, whimsy and practicality, fantasy and

LA times article from Jan 2005
Storybook architecture resources

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