The six-bedroom house where Lord Voldemort worked his evil spells dates back to the 14th century.
This is real estate magic.
Harry Potter’s childhood home in Suffolk, England, is now on sale for £995,000 (roughly $1,294,067), according to real estate agency Carter Jonas. Listed back in April, it has just caught the Internet’s eye, and fans are going wild at the chance to live where Harry’s parents, Lily and James, once did.
The 14th century property, which “was used to create the entire fictional village of Godric’s Hollow,” according to the Daily Mail, became famous for its appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One; as a result, the house is said to boast the second-most photographed door in England. (The first is the front door of the Prime Minister’s residence, No. 10 Downing Street.)
Formally named “de Vere House,” the enchanting home is seated on almost half an acre of land in the village of Lavenham, and includes a “reception hall, 3 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, [and] 4 bathrooms,” according to the official listing.
“[The property] is part of Godric’s Hollow,” said former owner Jane Ranzetta in 2012. In the film, “[the] house can be seen opposite the graveyard, with a Christmas tree in the window, the lights on and music coming out of it.”
Ranzetta’s husband Tony looked back on the experience of owning a home that had achieved international fame, saying: “It was really quite extraordinary watching both the filming and then the end result on screen.”
The home has an impressive pedigree of ownership aside from just the Potters. According to the listing, “[the] house takes its names from the De Vere family and had previously been known as Oxenford House and Oxford House. In Medieval times the De Vere family were the second richest family after the King and were responsible for creating much of Lavenham’s medieval grandeur.”
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