Friends, we have found the home of Spongebob Squarepants.
Okay, fine. Not really. But this pineapple-adorned home is definitely reminiscent of the cartoon character’s under-the-sea abode, don’t ya think?
Located in Falkirk, Scotland, “The Pineapple” is an eccentric summer home built in the 18th century by John Murray, Fourth Earl of Dunmore… aka Lord Dunmore.
Today, the Pineapple still stands as a vacation home, but not for the royals. The Pineapple and its surroundings are now owned by the National Trust of Scotland and can be rented out as a vacation home that accommodates up to four people.
According to Scotland’s National Tourism Organisation, the property began as a one-storied pavilion. The home “grew its fruity dome” in 1777 when Lord Dunmore returned to Scotland after serving as governor of Virginia — a place where sailors would place pineapples on their gateposts to announce their return home. Lord Dunmore erected his own giant pineapple upon his return.
Check out photos of The Pineapple below.