SUR­REAL ES­TATE

In­side Strange’s mys­tic man­sion

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Doctor Strange -

One of the most fa­mous ad­dresses in the marvel Uni­verse, Strange’s lair is lo­cated at 177a Bleecker Street in the heart of New York’s bo­hemian Green­wich vil­lage. This three-storey vic­to­rian town­house would be a tough sell for any man­hat­tan es­tate agent – the land it stands on was once cursed by a shaman to cage a chaos-en­tity and it’s also been a pa­gan sac­ri­fi­cial site, a pau­pers’ grave­yard and home to a Satanic cult. Still, nice kitchen. a nexus for oc­cult en­er­gies, it’s now pro­tected by the Seal of the vis­hanti aka the Win­dow of the Worlds, whose iconic, faith­fully re­pro­duced de­sign can be glimpsed in the film’s trailer. The build­ing’s labyrinthine in­te­rior is big­ger on the in­side, TarDIS style, its rooms for­ever shift­ing and re­ar­rang­ing, their doors grant­ing ac­cess to other dimensions. The third floor holds Strange’s sa­cred Sanc­tum Sanc­to­rum, hous­ing his world-beat­ing col­lec­tion of mag­i­cal books and arte­facts.

The orig­i­nal comic’s vi­su­als out-trip Yel­low Sub­ma­rine.

Go on the in­ter­net and check out all of Cum­ber­batch’s film posters fea­tur­ing his back.

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