For the followers of GoT, the fiercely dispute among the Houses for the dominion of The Seven Kingdoms is nothing new. Thinking of a perfect strategy to escape the frozen North, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie — who met on Game of Thrones‘ set — are reportedly setting up home together into a mansion that stays true to their character’s roots, with medieval stylings throughout, featuring a barn, stables, and paddock. Whatever your favorite House, today The Most Expensive Homes presents another important issue and is counting on your help to come to a conclusion: do you think GoT super star’s home really rules in real life?
The actors were previously rumored to have been searching for a place in Manhattan, but have instead settled on a 15th-century timber house in East Anglia – much more in keeping with the series that brought them together.
In an interview with Esquire, Harington revealed that he and Leslie were now living together. The star explained his decision to move in with Leslie is because he and his former roommate are going their separate ways.
Reports suggested Kit and Rose were on the hunt for a place in New York, but instead they plan to settle down in a medieval home that comes with its own moat. The seven-bedroom place also features a swimming pool, tennis court, croquet lawn, a barn, and eight acres of land.
According to The Sun, locals can’t wait to welcome their new celebrity neighbors, insisting Harington and his girlfriend have picked the perfect place to enjoy a little privacy.
In case you have been out of this planet in recent times and are completely unaware of the cultural phenomenon worldwide known as Game of Thrones, a quick Google search on it might answer almost all the question. But since TMEH‘s editors love making our readers’ lives easier, here is a quick review of the GoT universe.
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss based on George R.R. Martin‘s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire‘ series. It stretches from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts, and intrigues, to the vast and savage eastern lands, where a young queen raises an army. All the while, in the frozen north, an 800-foot wall of ice precariously protects the war-ravaged kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men… all play the ‘Game of Thrones.’
Based on the storylines of A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm’s noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it. It opens with additional threats in the icy North and Essos in the east. It is filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and the United States.
The series is generally praised for what is perceived as a sort of medieval realism. George R.R. Martin set out to make the story feel more like historical fiction than contemporary fantasy, with less emphasis on magic and sorcery and more on battles, political intrigue, and the characters, believing that magic should be used moderately in the epic fantasy genre. Martin has stated that “the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves.” Main characters are regularly killed off, and this has been credited with developing tension among viewers. The series also reflects the substantial death rates in war.
Although the first season is a faithful adaptation of the novel, later seasons have significant changes. According to David Benioff, the show is “about adapting the series as a whole and following the map, George laid out for us and hitting the major milestones, but not necessarily each of the stops along the way”.