When you see the places where iconic authors wrote their most famous works, it's hard not to look for the details that could have inspired the enchanting worlds they created. From the magical-looking garden of Narnia author C.S. Lewis, to Louisa May Alcott's house where she based Little Women, take a tour of these famous literary homes.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Undershaw in Surrey, England was the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of super-sleuth detective Sherlock Holmes. He commissioned it to be built in 1897, having picked the spot for the renowned health benefits of the Surrey air, and "its height, its dryness, its sandy soil, its fir trees, and its shelter from all bitter winds"—all which he hoped would alleviate his wife's suffering from tuberculosis. It was here that he wrote Hound of the Baskervilles
and entertained other famous authors such as Bram Stoker, J.M. Barrie and Virginia Woolf. It has now been restored as a school for children with hemiplegia, physical, medical, anxiety, and autistic spectrum difficulties.