J.K. Rowling’s House Sells for Over $3.6 Million
It’s not Hogwarts, but the home of J.K. Rowling has sold for over $3.6 million.
The home where Rowling wrote four of her Harry Potter novels is a 19th century Victorian mansion with eight bedrooms, a walled gardens and a detached office (that Rowling made good use of). The buyer is real estate agent and businessman, James Whitson.
“This was an iconic house in Edinburgh. To be honest, it was a refreshing change to the normal house. There was a bit of magic involved, which was quite fun to deal with,” Whitson told the Scotsman newspaper.
Rowling bought the top-half of the house in 1999 for $681,000, shortly after Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. She’d later buy out the rest of the house and convert it into a standalone mansion.
Rowling and husband Dr. Neil Murray moved out of the house for another Edinburgh neighbourhood in 2009.