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Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
No 4, Privet Drive. It’s the home where Harry Potter spent his years living with Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and his cousin Dudley, banished in a cupboard under the stairs and waiting to begin a new life in Hogwarts. Now, it can be yours for just £475,000. But what do you get for your money?
The property is located in Bracknell, Berkshire, rather than in the fictitious town of Little Whinging that featured in the J. K. Rowling novels. Around 50 kilometres west of London, the property is just a short walk to Martins Heron Station, which gives you direct access to London Waterloo. In easy reach of the M3, M4 and the A329, the property is in the ideal location for busy families who require strong transport links to get them to work and school.
In a quiet cul-de-sac, the property has three bedrooms, a refitted breakfast room, garage, en-suite bathroom and comes complete with a small south-facing garden and new patio. The property has undergone a complete renovation since the Harry Potter films, and is now a warm, airy space for the whole family to come together – but there’s still a cupboard under the stairs!
Last sold in May 2010 for £290,000, the property is now on the market for £450,000. Being close to Central London and with strong transport links, the property is at an attractive price for families.
The star value
Perhaps the most interesting part of this story is the property’s star value. Despite its standard layout – three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage – there’s nothing particularly unique about the home other than the fact it once starred in the beloved franchise. However, after just a week on the market, the property had been viewed more than 200,000 times on Rightmove and had attracted mainstream media attention both in the United Kingdom and around the world.
With West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and new blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them both bringing the franchise back into the psyche of the general public, there has never been a better time for the property to come on the market, or for the homeowners to capitalise on the success of the films and agree on an inflated price for their property.
While some of Harry Potter’s biggest fans joked about purchasing the property as a sign of their admiration for the series, there’s certainly potential in buying a property like this. House tours, open days and rentals are just some of the opportunities that come with owning a well-known property, and any savvy businessman would have a field day in owning such a piece of pop culture history.
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