So yeah, the Netflix original series Stranger Things is, in fact, VERY AWESOME; especially for adults like myself who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. So until a second season the made and released, we can enjoy the next best thing in this new fandom: floor plan and section drawings of two of the show’s main settings from architect Boryana Ilieva. Known for creating studies of space and light in cinematic architecture, Ilieva produces these lovely interpretation of the primary homesteads from the acclaimed series. Also, I’m going to attempt to talk about these drawings without spoiling anything, so wish me luck!
The first episode of Stranger Things introduces us to a cast of geeky pre-teens playing “Dungeons and Dragons” (oh, the memories) in the basement of “el capitan” Mike Wheeler, with your basic 1980s furniture present. If you take a look upstairs, there’ll be a bedroom belonging to Mike’s older sister, Nancy Wheeler, your usual good person/role model student whose dating the classic 1980’s sleaze ball (because of course she is).
I’ll just say that even though the Wheeler family and their home looks like a slice of Americana (your classic 2-story home at the end of the cul-de-sac), there are actually MANY secrets hidden within this house…
But you should REALLY just go watch Stranger Things on Netflix.