Posted on 09/07/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Neither of these literary houses are for sale, unfortunately, but then again, there’d be such a bidding war among bookworms that most of us would be disappointed anyway.
The older one: a school in Kent, England, that was once home to Charles Dickens.
Its Dickens connection isn’t what makes it so fantastic, though; that credit goes to the door disguised as a bookcase, featuring books that Dickens himself dreamed up.
(Literary Hub notes that Dickens also claimed that the home had wooden benches made with timber from William Shakespeare’s house in Stratford-on-Avon.)
Tours are available on select weekends, depending on the state of the pandemic.
And a newer one: a cabin built expressly for bookworms in the woods outside of Warsaw, Poland.
It wasn’t clear from Yanko Design's post whether the cabin's creators built it for themselves, a client, or rentals, but nevertheless, the cozy factor of the cabin — a fireplace! shelves galore! tons of natural light! — is off the charts and worth admiring.
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