The houses of the main characters of SpongeBob SquarePants have unique designs and architecture, and as it happens in almost every cartoon, the distribution of the houses changes according to the story the show is telling. Squidward’s house is no exception, and here’s how many rooms this peculiar place really has. Created by Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut on Nickelodeon in 1999 and has since become the most successful Nicktoon, with 13 seasons and counting.
SpongeBob SquarePants follows the daily adventures of the title character alongside his best friends Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, his greedy boss Mr. Krabs, and his sarcastic neighbor Squidward. The latter is also SpongeBob’s coworker at the Krusty Krab, and even though SpongeBob considers him a friend, Squidward’s feelings towards SpongeBob are the exact opposite. Squidward’s house is right between SpongeBob’s and Patrick’s, and has the shape of a “moai”, also referred to as Easter Island Heads, with the mouth as the door and the eyes as windows.
Squidward’s house has the basic rooms every house must have, but also a couple of extras to better fit his love for all things art and luxury. On the ground floor, visitors will find three adjoining rooms: first is the living room, with a bookcase with some of Squidward’s jazz records, a couch, a coffee table, and a TV. Then is the kitchen, which has a fridge, an island counter, and four cabinets. To the side of the kitchen is the dining room, with a round table, its respective chairs, and a clamshell chandelier (very on-brand for Squidward). Off to the side is a room with a spiral staircase that leads to the second floor, and there’s also an elevator.
On the left ear is Squidward’s bedroom, with a canopy bed, a nightstand, and a closet full of alarm clocks. On the second floor as well is a bathroom with a toilet, a sink, a medicine cabinet, and a jacuzzi tub with a shower. On this floor is also Squidward’s gallery, where he paints all his self-portraits and also plays the clarinet, a backroom, and a library. Squidward does his best to maintain his house as clean and well-looking as possible and takes a lot of pride in it, and even won the title of House Fancy Prince, defeating his life-long rival Squilliam Fancyson.
Like other houses in SpongeBob SquarePants, there are some parts of the house that appear, disappear, and move around depending on what the story needs. For example, Squidward’s house sometimes has a backyard with a garden, and his bedroom once appeared on the first floor, in the episode “Plankton!”, when SpongeBob, mind-controlled by Plankton, burst through the walls. The house has also been destroyed (partially and completely) a couple of times, and he has been left homeless as well, such as that one time he traded all of his belongings for a piece of paper and when he was left unemployed. Squidward’s house fits his personality quite well, and just like his spirit, it has been damaged by SpongeBob and Patrick a couple of times.