*Attention Harry Potter fans! You’ll want to move quickly if you want to own a piece of film history. The house used as the exterior in the original Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film is for sale!
The current asking price is a cool $616,000 — but that may change soon.
“The original plan was to take this property to market without using any reference to Harry Potter,” real estate agent Paul Bosanko said. But since news of the property’s connection to the movie got out, interest has increased sharply, “and that may or may not influence the final price that we achieve at this property,” he said.
Translation: the price is going up quick and in a hurry.
The three-bedroom house is in Bracknell, a town about 30 miles west of London. While the home was used in the original movie, a studio set based on the house was built for later installments of the eight-film series.
Real estate agency Chancellors says the house “has recently undergone complete renovation to an extremely high standard.” But yes — as I know you’re wondering just as much as I am — THE HOUSE STILL HAS A CUPBOARD UNDER THE STAIRS!
A neighborhood resident said that the house is still a tourist attraction, 15 years after Warner Bros film crews left. Soon after the 2001 film debuted, “there were tour buses coming down the road,” Karen Field said.
“It’s a lot quieter now,” she said. “School holidays, you still get people coming along.”
I WANT THAT HOUSE! Let’s see: how would Harry conjure something out of nothing? Or more specifically, how would Harry conjure $616K out of a freelancer’s salary? Where’s my wand? WHERE’S MY WAND?