Tuesday 26 September 2017

For sale: JK Rowling’s home where iconic Harry Potter books were written seeks new muggle owners

The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk
The former home of JK Rowling. Photo: Rettie.co.uk

Independent.ie reporters

THE eight-bedroom Edinburgh home of author JK Rowling has been put up for sale – for offers around £2.25m (€2.8m).

However, those hoping to have a snoop around the famous author’s home will be disappointed – all her possessions have already been removed from the property.

The house is a 19th-century mansion is where Rowling wrote four of the seven Harry Potter books that have made her one of the bestselling authors of all time.

The Rowling family moved out of the house over two years ago, with the owners using the time in between to redecorate the property.

When Rowling moved into the property it was originally two separate apartments – she bought the upstairs one for £425,000 (€532,000) in 1999, and then bought out her downstairs neighbour two years later.

The house also has a state of the art security system, which Rowling installed after the birth of her second child.

Rettie auctioneers, the estate agent handling the sale of the property, have insisted the price has not been set any higher due to its former famous occupant.

Last week the author launched her first novel aimed at the adult market, called ‘The Casual Vacancy’ – the book has met with a mixed reaction from critics.

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