For followers of the American fantasy drama television series, the dispute among the Houses, which fight fiercely for the dominion of The Seven Kingdoms is nothing new. Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. Whatever your favorite House, today The Most Expensive Homes presents three Game of Thrones stars‘ homes and want to know what do you think about them. So, take a look at the exclusive pictures below then tell us which House really rules in real life!
When she is not with her unbeatable dragons, freeing slaves around the world, or ruling Dragonstone, Emilia Clarke may be at her home, in Venice, CA. This $4.6 million mansion is 2,800-sq-ft of radiant sunniness. Built in 2009, Clarke’s west coast abode is an architectural dream. Standing at 2,817 square feet, the contemporary residence boasts two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a living space. With glass wall view of the surrounding lush greenery in the backyard, the grand sitting room features floor-to-ceiling shelves that would be approved by GoT author George R. R. Martin.
Thinking of a perfect strategy to escape the frozen North and despite his loyalties to the Watch, Kit Harington needs a place to rest and now it’s reported he recently bought with girlfriend Rose Leslie this $2.9 million property in East Anglia. The TV duo — who met on set of the hit HBO show when she appeared as wildling Ygritte — were previously believed to be on the house hunt in New York but have instead settled on a medieval timber home in the English countryside. This 15th-century manor stays true to his character’s roots, with medieval stylings throughout, featuring a barn, stables, and paddock. It even has a moat.
Miles and miles away from the chaotic Kings Landing, Lena Headey‘s Sherman Oaks house is a mid-century modern home open and peaceful, boasting 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Headey purchased the five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home for just $790,000 in 2014, and promptly embarked on a total redesign. She added a partial second floor to make room for a master bedroom as well as rooms for her two children, but she’s ready to part ways with the Los Angeles home. Priced just under $2 million, it’s not a castle but it’s classy for sure!
How do these Game of Thrones stars *really* live? 🐉
Posted by Curbed on Monday, 14 August 2017
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”
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