An Oxford house J.R.R. Tolkien lived in 85 years ago has sold for $1.1 million, $80,000 more than the asking price – dude has some FANS:
- Tolkien lived in the historical, seven-bedroom house with his wife, Edith, in 1918, while working at The Ashmolean, Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, after serving in World War I.
Real estate agent James Penny said the Tolkien Society had wanted to buy the house, but couldn’t find the cash. “Other Tolkien nuts were also trying for it,” he said. “It went to bids and the price went up.”
Penny said the property at 50 Saint John St. would need extensive restoration. Its original kitchen had been removed during a renovation. [AP]
Who does he think he is? Elvis?