The very last episode Star Wars’ epic Skywalker Saga is now looming over our heads. And some of us are wishing that it isn’t true, but it is. The Rise of Skywalker is the very last episode, closing out the 42-year saga. But we’re all hoping for spin-offs, right?
Admit it, even if the Star Wars universe have taken place in a fictional world, you’d still want to hang out in one of the places featured in its movies. If only our technology has advanced enough to make it happen, right?
Almost everything we see in the massive universe of Star Wars is entirely different from what we see in our everyday lives. Lightsabers, Death Stars, spaceships, and even the environments, are completely otherworldly. Plenty of things that Star Wars has may look weird for some, but they’ve surely captured the eyes of their fans. And whether you’re a fan or not, the Star Wars universe is a marvel in itself.
Since the release of the first Star Wars movie, many, many objects - and of course, places - have been modelled after things found in the epic saga. Some fans have tried their best to recreate some of George Lucas’ creation.
5 Houses Every Star Wars Fans Would Love
Just like you, we here at Greater Property Group are fans of the epic franchise. So if, like us, you love Star Wars, whether you’re just in it for the thrill or you’re a hardcore fan, you’ll love these Star Wars inspired houses.
1. Hawaii’s Star Wars Theatre
In Honolulu, Hawaii, a family wanted to give their 20x14 ft. home theatre an upgrade. And in doing so, the family gave the theater in their 10,000 sq.ft. mansion a Star Wars theme. They built the entire theatre as a tribute to George Lucas’ epic saga.
San Diego’s Modern Home Systems have worked on the theatre, and they’ve designed and installed the video and audio systems for it, with the help of Acoustic Innovations. They have incorporated life-size, talking replicas of C-3PO and R2-D2. The two companies have also installed doors which resemble a spaceship’s, and added a 3D fiber optic starfield.
They have cleverly hidden every single cable and piece of equipment, so that you won’t be able to see any hints of their presence. The theatre looks clutter-free, since you won’t even be able to see the speakers and the Runco DLP projector. They accomplished this with the help of the 107-inch Stewart Filmscreen display.
To help complete the futuristic feel, the homeowners are able to control every single aspect of the room with just one press of a button. They can use the touch panel to switch the light effects, adjust room temperature, and queue up the movie. And if they want to turn off everything, they can simply click SYSTEM OFF.
2. Costa Rica’s Ewok Treehouses
In Costa Rica, you’ll find a sustainable treehouse community called Finca Bellavista. The community sits on 600 acres of land in Costa Rica’s coastal region, facing the South Pacific. It’s the brainchild of Mateo and Erica Hogan, a couple from Colorado.
As of today, the community has 7 treehouses that you can rent. If you’re afraid of heights, then this place is definitely not for you. Remember that, even though Ewoks can look small and cuddly, they’re all pretty brave! So, we suggest that you learn how to climb, walk the mountainous terrain, and maybe carry a wooden spear. The property encompasses the rainforest mountain, countless trees, and two whitewater rivers. And because of the property’s impact, there are now pieces of land that are for sale in the area!
When you visit the community, you’ll find natural pools, wildlife, hiking trails, and waterfalls. You can also enjoy various activities that the community provides, such as zip lining. However, you must keep in mind that, if you’re looking for amenities that you might find in a hotel or spa, this place is not for you. Remember that the Ewoks do not have that kind of leisure.
3. Texas’s Darth Vader House
Just like the character it has been modelled after, this property is full of mystery. It’s a private property located near the University Boulevard and Buffalo Speedway. According to rumors, a surgeon built this property back in 1991, modeling it after Darth Vader.
Even though the property looks dark from the outside, its design actually helps natural light to come into the house. There’s a row of skylights at the structure’s top area which easy access for light. The rigid, yet sleek, home also has a walkway structure, which helps maintain the front of the home’s angle.
What makes this Darth Vader-like home so exciting and techy is its design. According to speculations, the owner is a bachelor, and made the design to be fairly open. Inside, there’s barely a number of rooms. There’s a revolving TV that is shared by the master bath and master bedroom.
Aside from hearsay and rumors, though, there are still plenty of things unknown about this place. Guess, just like how we waited until Episode III, we’ll have to wait to truly find out the big reveal, right?
4. South Carolina’s Eye of the Storm
When the summer home of George Paul’s parents was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo, he thought of a new way to make it hurricane-proof. As a designer, he had the tools and the skills to do so, and so he decided to take matters into his own hands. The way he designed his parents’ house has resulted in it being called the Star Wars House. And when you give it even just one glance, you’ll surely understand why.
The property is dome-shaped, which helps it to withstand hurricanes, just like the houses on Luke Skywalker’s home planet, Tatooine. Tatooine was a desert-like planet, with sandstorms blowing through from time to time. And so it’s no wonder why Paul’s design would share similarities with Luke Skywalker’s home.
Don’t let the likeness fool you, though, because unlike Tatooine’s houses, the Eye of the Storm is full of amenities. The property has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It also has an elevator, a bank vault room, and an 889 sq.ft. deck. The house also features balconies on its 2nd and 3rd floors, a Japanese soaking tub, and a covered garage. Maybe if Anakin grew up here, he wouldn’t have become Darth Vader. But then, we wouldn’t have an epic saga to love, right?
5. California’s Death Star House
Most of us are with The Light Side of the Force, the Jedi and the Rebellion. However, there are those who support the Galactic Empire. And the Powells in Lafayette, California showed their support to the Empire by raising up a model of the Death Star onto their roof.
The 2-storey tall Death Star replica is a creation of Colby Powell. According to him, he had been planning to create one since his kids first became fans of the Star Wars franchise. He and his children built the replica using used military parachutes and grey electrical conduit. However, when the project became too much of a handful for his kids, passersby were starting to help Powell.
Powell covered the replica with 2 T-10 army parachutes, in order to help give the replica a Death Star-look. And to stay true to the theme, he put an inverted semi-sphere at the top of the replica. To place it at the top of their house, the family used a crane. We may feel like we shouldn’t, but we guess we could salute the family for their effort!
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