Saturday , June 15 2024

Property Values Up in the Shire

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?

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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