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Harry Potter’s Home At Four Privet Drive Is Up For Sale

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

It seems to be Harry Potter week on little word studio but when the childhood home of Mr. Potter is up for sale, you can’t NOT write about it. I describe, of course, Four Privet Drive, where Harry received his Hogwarts letter to attend the prestigious School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and where he received a questionable upbringing from the Dursleys and an even more questionable reception from their son, Dudley.

Price: £475,000 (or $821,587).

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Four Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey is up for sale but if you’re lucky enough to buy it, you might want to give your postman the real address: 12 Picket Post Close, Martins Heron, Bracknell.

But $800,000+ seems like mere pennies when the prospect of living inside a cupboard below a staircase that once housed the most famous boy wizard of all time is on the line. And yet, for just that much, you can purchase 4 Privet Drive—really 12 Picket Post Close, Martins Heron, Bracknell—and live 40 miles outside of London in the unofficial Potter-iest house there ever was.

Plus, as long as no wizards decide to break the rules as set by the British Ministry of Magic and levitate the muggle-world home with a twirl of their wands and a quick “Wingardium Leviosa,” you just might find your happily ever after in the place where Harry Potter’s first began.

MELISSA MARNI IS A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED WRITER AND THE FOUNDER OF LITTLE WORD STUDIO. IF YOU REALLY WANT, YOU CAN FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM HERE.

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