odd three-story townhouse at 177a Bleecker Street in New
York's Greenwich Village is known in some circles as the
residence of occult expert Dr.
Stephen Strange. Few, however, realize that it is also
the Sanctum Sanctorum of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor
The site upon which the townhouse was built
was one of pagan sacrifices and arcane American Indian rituals,
dating back-untold generations. The structure of the townhouse
and the grounds beneath it have become a focal point for
supernatural energies. It was this "aura" that
originally attracted Doctor Strange to the dwelling at the
onset of his mystical career. The house, reputed by local
residents to be haunted, is indeed magically "alive."
Among the many oddities of the building is
that there would appear to be more space inside that would
seem from without. There are labyrinthine corridors and
seemingly endless successions of rooms. Furthermore, the
arrangement of room, hallways, and furniture seems to change
from time to time, apparently by itself. There, are, however,
a number of rooms that remain constant in location and appearance.
The Sanctum Sanctorum is protected from magical
invasion by an intricate, permanent spell of mystical force
constructed by Doctor Strange to interweave with the house's
When the Defenders met at Doctor Strange's
Sanctum, they usually confined themselves to the first floor
living room area and its adjoining library.
The Orb of Agomotto is kept in its own special
room on the third floor. It is not in his meditation chamber.
There is an alleyway on Fenno Place that leads
to a small courtyard. It is here that the Valkyrie often
tethered her horse Aragorn.
Basement: Furnace, Laundry Room, Wong's
First Floor:Foyer, Drawing Room, Library, Living
Room, Dining Room, Wong's Kitchen
Second Floor: Strange's bedchambers, guest
quarters, Wong's bedchamber, Study
Third Floor: Meditain Chamber, Library, Storage Area
for Occult Artifacts