Hobbit House at Dragonfly Knoll
Clients in Mosier, Oregon, envisioned building a getaway cottage designed in the spirit of a J.R.R. Tolkien Hobbit House on their 27-acre rural property. The resulting project, the Hobbit House at Dragonfly Knoll, is sited on the edge of a steep hill and overlooks a pond with a beautiful, wooded backdrop. The 1,200 SF cottage plan has a diminutive Entry through a round Hobbit-scale door opening into a cathedral-like timber framed Living, Dining and Cooking space. A Bedroom and Bath sit off to one side; opposite is a human-scale door that leads to space for a garden. The Hobbit House at Dragonfly Knoll tells a story of true craftsmanship, inspired by Arts & Crafts along with imagery described in the writings of Tolkien. The home is designed using structural timber framing, a playfully detailed stone exterior, clay tile roof, and uniquely patterned mahogany windows. Most of the interior selections were lovingly made by the clients, who were committed to bringing their vision to fruition – searching for finishes and fixtures, working with artisans and personally designing and fabricating a curved tile mosaic ceiling in the Bathroom.