The people of Britain (well, those that took the time to fill in a thing) have spoken! The nation has voted the TARDIS as their favourite home.
As new homes go, there’s much to recommend it, apart from that whole ‘all of time and space’ deal, it also contains living quarters, a study, a swimming pool, a bathroom, a sick bay, an ancillary power station disguised as an art gallery, several brick-walled storage areas, a cloister room, an observatory, a library, a greenhouse, a baby room, a toy room, a room that features the Architectural Reconfiguration System, several squash courts, a ‘boot cupboard’, and a wood-panelled second control room – and that’s not to mention the infinite amount of storage space!
The research – conducted by Yale – put the TARDIS ahead of Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle in second place, with the white mansion Southfork Ranch which featured in the eighties drama Dallas in third.
The top 20 fictional homes include:
- The TARDIS (Doctor Who)
- Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
- Southfork Ranch (Dallas)
- Rachel and Monica’s apartment (Friends)
- Chatsworth House (Pride & Prejudice)
- Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment (Sex in the City)
- Del Boy’s flat (Only Fools and Horses)
- 221B Baker Street (Sherlock)
- Frasier’s penthouse (Frasier)
- The Good’s home (The Good Life)
- Tracey Island (Thunderbirds)
- The Banks family mansion (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
- Mrs Brown’s home (Mrs Brown’s Boys)
- Father Ted’s home on Craggy Island (Father Ted)
- Red Dwarf (Red Dwarf)
- The Addams family mansion (The Addams Family)
- Flintstone House (The Flintstones)
- Winterfell Castle (Game of Thrones)
- The Royles’ home (The Royle Family)
- Evergreen Terrace (The Simpsons)