Muggles can get the chance to live in the boy wizard’s childhood home.
The Dursley house on Number Four Privet Drive might not have been a happy place for Harry Potter—after all, instead of having a real room, he lived in a cupboard under the stairs for many years. But Muggles who are obsessed with the magical character and the book series by J.K. Rowling will get a kick out of being able to own the actual residence that was used as the model for the Dursley home in the films. The house was featured in the first film, but for subsequent movies, the filmmakers recreated the home near the Warner Brothers Studio lot.
For background information if you’ve never read the wizarding books, the main character Harry Potter lived in the house for most of his childhood with his uncle, aunt, and cousin: Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley Dursley. And let’s just say there was a tense relationship between the family and Harry.
Rather than being located in Surrey (which is where the fictional home is set), the real-life home is located in Martins Heron, a suburb of Bracknell, Berkshire in England. It’s located 25 miles west of London. While the exterior is unimpressive, the inside is newly renovated—with a refitted kitchen, three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a landscaped garden and patio. The listing price is £475,000, which is about $620,000.
Take a look at the photos below and see the listing here.
Photos courtesy of Chancellors