Become the New Owner of Harry Potter’s Childhood Home for $620,000!
I can’t believe that no one bought Harry Potter’s childhood home for $620,000!
Now this is quite of piece of movie memorabilia; with millions of fans around the world, Harry Potter’s childhood home is up for grabs.
You’ll think that a property like this will attract hundreds of buyers, but in fact this house has been on sale for a while now and no one seems to have placed a valid bid so far.
It’s a shame to be honest; I’m still surprised that it’s still on the market!
It’s true; the home on the listing doesn’t look too much like the Surrey home of the Dursley family, but the house is indeed the home used in the 2001 film.
Harry Potter’s childhood home is a three-bedroom house which the director used to film scenes from the “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, over a two-week period.
A bit cheerful than it was in the film, the home has been redone with a refitted kitchen and breakfast room, new driveway, landscaped rear yard and upgraded house alarm system.
The listing notes that due to high demand, the firm has arranged a launch day on September 24th from 3.30-5.00pm and viewings strictly by appointment only.
Where is the Harry Potter’s Home located?
Located at the fictional 4 Privet Drive, the home is actually in Martins Heron, Bracknell, which is around 40 miles west of London.
Let’s not forget that this is where Harry lived, actually where it was forced to live – in the cupboard under the stairs by his mean aunt and uncle.
True fans will remember that this is also the place where he received his first letter from Hogwarts.
A BBC report from 2003 said that the real owner at the time, Sandra Smith, was approached by Warner Brothers in 2000 to use the building in the famous movie.
Ever since the house was sold in 2004 for just under £240,000, and then in 2010 was sold again for £290,000.
Fortunately for prospective buyers, the link-detached house does not retain the frilly lampshades of the film set. Instead it has modern decorations and furnishings.
Rowling wrote that “Colors like peach and salmon pink are distinctly un-magical, and therefore much favored by the likes of Aunt Petunia,” but the walls are now painted in less lurid colors: cream for the most part, but light blue for the feature wall of the living room, with some purple for part of the master bedroom.”
The house also boats a small but beautiful south-facing garden with a new patio. It has one family bathroom and one en-suite for the master bedroom, and has a driveway which could fit two cars.
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