J.K. Rowling is selling her former Edinburgh home, which includes the study where she wrote many of the Harry Potter books.
The celebrated author has put her former home on the market for $3.7 million, which is probably (unfortunately) out of the price range for most Harry Potter lovers out there, reports The Telegraph (but it’s nice to dream, right?).
Despite the hefty price tag, the luxury property is sure to attract interest from Rowling’s Harry Potter fans. Rowling lived in the home with her husband, Dr. Neil Murray, and her three children, until about a year ago when she moved to a different house in Edinburgh.
The house features five double bedrooms, a drawing room, a timber-framed summerhouse, landscaped gardens, and even its own library. Because fans would make pilgrimages to see the author’s home, a high-tech security system has been installed.
A concealed door on the ground floor even leads to the service quarters, which were used as a base by J.K. Rowling’s staff. A detached office is also present on the property’s grounds. It was built in 1880 and features its own bedroom, kitchen, shower room, and a garden.
The Los Angeles Times notes that the $3.7 million home is described as:
“The property has been redesigned and extended utilising the very best in modern fixtures and fittings to complement retained Victorian period features and now provides incredibly bright, beautifully proportioned and flexible accommodation over two floors while also incorporating a detached split level office with kitchen and shower room (offering potential use as additional accommodation), summerhouse, various outhouses and a double garage accessed from the cobbled lane to the rear.”
Rowling purchased the top half of the house in 1999 after the success of her early Harry Potter novels. She eventually bought out her neighbor downstairs and converted the property back into a single detached home.
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