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There are a lot of Harry Potter fans out there who would love to believe in magic and muggles, Hogwarts and Butterbeer, Transfiguration and Quidditch. Sadly, the closest we can get to J.K. Rowling's magical world in the real world are experiences at Universal Studios or snapping a tourist photo on Platform 9 ¾ in London. Or, you know, buying Harry Potter's childhood home in Godric's Hollow, which is in real life located in Suffolk, England, and is currently very much for sale. It won't come cheap though.
Welcome to Water Street, Lavenham, where you can purchase the home used to film shots of Harry Potter's home in Godric's Hollow. The home is called De Vere House, and it's being pitched as a great example of architecture in the area. If you are interested in purchasing the 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom home, you can nab it for the sum of £995,000. That's $1,289,818.50 in current U.S. dollars. So, while you'd be nabbing a pretty large home, it most certainly won't come cheaply.
The Godric's Hollow home featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, when Harry and Hermione decide to go to Godric's Hollow, where they visit the graves of James and Lilly Potter and check out the home Harry would have grown up in, had Voldemort not had other plans. They also visit Bathilda Bagshot, who by that time had been possessed by the large snake Nagini. Godric's Hollow certainly plays a key part in the film.
If you'd like to take a look at all of the details related to the 3,165 square foot home, Carter Jonas has all the details, including peeks inside the now-famous joint. However, we should note that although the building is Grade 1, it may come with a few issues. Namely, fans of Harry Potter love to check out places that pop up in the movies based on J.K. Rowling's books and it wouldn't surprise us if people popped by to take a picture or five.
There have actually been issues with people moving into famous houses in the past. Notably, the Full House home in San Francisco sees a lot of tourists go past it, and neighbors complained about people constantly traipsing around the home and making a lot of noise in the process. There have been similar complaints with neighbors living near the set of The Walking Dead in Georgia.
It's hard to tell if De Vere House has similar issues, but it's certainly something to consider. Although I'm guessing if you are reading this, that price tag might seem a bit steep to you, too. Luckily, you can peruse the home to your heart's content. And it certainly looks more charming in real life, as it's pretty dilapidated in the later Harry Potter film. But there's certainly something that would be exciting about owning such an interesting piece of movie history, which is likely what the real estate agents are banking on.