If you're into that whole Hobbit chic thing, but don't have the cash to buy into, say, the Stanhope, perhaps this Hobbit house in Ward Hill on Staten Island is the place for you. Three bedrooms, two baths. Dates to 1927?10 years before J.R.R. Tolkien even enshrined the look. Asking price: $699,000. Listed by Safari Realty, direct from the wilds of Richmond County, and highlighted by a recently resurrected blog called The Prodigal Borough (they "took the ferry" ... "and decided to stay forever").
· Listing: Ward Hill-One Family Detached [NYT/Century 21 Safari]
· Prodigal House For Sale Pick - $699,000 (Ward Hill) [Prodigal Borough]