PRINCETON, Mass. (NEXSTAR) – This home isn’t located in Hobbiton, but in New England. For a listed price of $640,000, you’ll get three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, and you’ll never have to worry about replacing the roof again.
“This truly one-of-a-kind, earth-sheltered home atop a private winding driveway into the woods, looks like it was lifted straight out of a James Bond movie,” according to the 166 Wheeler Road website.
“Even though it’s earth-sheltered, the complete south wall is windows end to end,” said listing agent Greg Maiserr. “I’ve had people call it a bunker, but it’s not really a bunker at all, it’s bright and spacious.”
The concrete interior may look chilly in photos, but Maiser said the home is well insulated and stays toasty thanks to a radiant floor heating system. “The average heating bill is about $3,000 a year, which is great for this area,” Maiser said.
The home is also extremely quiet, Maiser said. When it comes to the next owner, Maiser knows it may not be for everyone. He expects the next buyer to be “someone who wants something unique and really special.”