George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch is a Fanboy Paradise with Victorian Roots
The 4,700-acre property is a celebrity in its own right — and every Star Wars fan’s dream destination.
If you're a Star Wars fan, chances are you're familiar with Skywalker Ranch.
— and the Ranch has a very different purpose.
And while many have speculated that the legendary director is living his retirement years at Skywalker Ranch, Lucas does not actually live here
Skywalker Ranch isn’t actually a home,
but rather George Lucas' workplace, a movie ranch with several technical buildings catering to movie productions.
It's on Lucas Valley Road which, contrary to popular belief, isn’t named after George Lucas but after John Lucas, a 19th-century rancher who owned it back in the day.
The colossal property is tucked away in the rolling hills of Nicasio in Marin County, California.
Skywalker Ranch has a total of 14 buildings,
plus a vineyard, organic gardens, a bee colony, an olive tree grove, and a B&B. You may think it’s called a ranch just for the heck of it, but there’s actually a barn with animals here.
There's also a man-made ‘Ewok Lake’ on the grounds,
a Yoda statue (of course), and the Skywalker Ranch General Store which sells everything from mugs to Star Wars toys, clothing to wines from their vineyard, and much more.
The Main House at the center of it all
is where you'll find the Lucasfilm Research Library, which stuns with its domed stained-glass ceiling, spiral staircase, and wooden walls.
Not to mention that it also holds Lucas’ private art collection and priceless Hollywood relics!
This space holds thousands of reference books about movies and cinema, making it every cinephile’s dream library.
The Technical Building is where all the action is at
It houses Skywalker Sound, which is the sound division of Lucasfilm. It spans 150,000 sq. ft. and has state-of-the-art facilities for filmmakers, sound engineers, and producers.
Lucas' style has always been more romantic. He loves Victorian architecture, which is showcased throughout his iconic property.
And while you'd expect all the tech-heavy buildings to look like they were plucked straight from the future,
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