If there is one author who has brought multiple generations back to the luxury of reading, it is easily J.K. Rowling. The monumental success of her Harry Potter Series is one that goes beyond books, but also to movies, merchandise, and the like. The Inquisitr reported on some of the more unique stand-outs following Harry Potter’s success. This includes Universal creating The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as a new attraction in their islands of Adventure theme park, in which Japan would get one of their own. And as of late, the original attraction in Florida expanded to include Diagon Alley, this time in Universal Studios Florida.
However, there is one attraction that none of the parks even show: Hagrid’s Hut. Why isn’t the place where young wizards learn about fantastic beasts not included? Not to worry, though, because J.K. Rowling is going to make it. The problem is it will be on her Scottish estate.
According to an article by The Telegraph, J.K. Rowling plans to install the stone-built summerhouse, bearing a striking resemblance to the home of one of her best-loved characters, game-keeper Hagrid, on the outskirts of her 162-acre Killiechassie Estate near Aberfeldy in Perthshire. It will also have geographical similarities to the book, in which it will also be built at the edge of a forest.
Hagrid’s Hut will be a circular structure, open to the front, with a stone bench and slate roof. No news if there will be any pens to hold dragons and other fantastical beasts.
However, there are conditions that must be met if J.K. Rowling wants to have her dream summer hut. A council reports that the condition of the application’s approval is that no trees must be damaged or cut down during construction. That shouldn’t be a problem because Rowling has built other amazing structures on the grounds of her Edinburgh mansion, including inter-connected tree houses (similar to Swiss Family Robinson) costing £250,000. They are believed to be built for her two youngest children.
Entertainment Weekly also reported that J.K. Rowling’s Hagrid Hut may be a good spot for filmmakers to work on the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is one of the spin-off books from the main Harry Potter Series. Also, the book will become a film trilogy too, probably with the last film being split up into two parts.
Now that you’ve read the news about J.K. Rowling building a Hagrid Hut on her estate, what are your views about it? Interesting? Not interesting? Magical?
[Featured Image via Kevin Kolczynski / Post Image via The Telegraph]