Attention, Potterheads: Harry Potter’s Boyhood Home Is Now for Sale
If you missed out on the chance to buy Hermione Granger’s childhood home, we’ve got some good news for fans of the Harry Potter franchise: The incredibly magical house where Harry himself spent his earliest years is now up for grabs!
Known as The De Vere House, the Suffolk, England property was featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the place in Godric’s Hollow where Harry lived with his loving parents until that fateful night when Voldemort changed everything (*sniffle*) and he was sent off to stay with his nasty relatives.
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Looks like @harrypotter birthplace is for sale! The De Vere House, in Lavenham (Suffolk), was used in the Harry Potter films to create Harry's home in Godric’s Hollow. If you can overlook the obvious tragedy (R.I.P James & Lily) that happened here, this beautiful home can be yours for £995,000. #hpfilms #jkrowling #danielradcliffe #wizardingworldofharrypotter #magic #magic #potionsclass #emmawatson #england #hippogriff #rupertgrint #harrypotter #godricshollow
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While its cameo in the film alone will make it appealing to Potterheads, this gorgeous historical home has plenty of its own charms to speak of as well. It features six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and plenty of Medieval and Tudor period features, including a massive timber frame, fireplaces, wall paintings, and a rare stone spiral staircase with a carved brick handrail. Then, there’s the yard. In addition to a gorgeous garden filled with honeysuckle, roses, lavender, and irises, there are several handy-dandy outbuildings on-site, as well as a large dining terrace to boot. Dreamy!
And that’s not all! The front of the house will stop you dead in your tracks, thanks to its front door, which looks like something Medieval lords and ladies might use to enter their castle chambers, and the exposed, ornately carved timbers, herringbone-design brick work, and leaded mullions.
Believed to have been built by the 12th Earl of Oxford, the house was previously known as the Oxenford House and Oxford House, before being re-named for its modifier, John De Vere (the 13th Earl of Oxford), who used the grounds as a hunting lodge.
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We visited the birthplace of Harry Potter and paid our respects to The Potter's. Visited Lavenham - the town listed as the inspiration for Godric's Hollow! 😍 . . #godricshollow #thepottershouse #harrypotter #lavenham #suffolk #thedeathlyhallows #deverehouse #jkrowling #15thcentury
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If you’re ready to move straight away, be prepared to shell out: The property is going for a cool £995,000 (or $1,292,714 in US currency). Gulp! Still, considering it has both historical and literary significance, it’s surely worth every penny?
Check out the listing in full here.
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(h/t Mashable; photo via Anthony Harvey/Getty)