Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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.

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