You could own Harry Potter’s childhood home. That is, if you’ve got £475,000 handy – that’s about $620,000.
The house used to represent the Dursley’s in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2001 is up for sale. While the address in the film is 4 Privet Drive in Little Whingeing, Surrey, the house is actually located in Martins Heron, Bracknell, not too far from the M3, M4 and the A329. Which, y’know, are motorways.
The house wasn’t used for the other films in the series – Warner Bros. went to the trouble of building a set to represent Privet Drive for Chamber of Secrets onwards – but that doesn’t make this house any less special.
Oddly, the estate agents’ listing doesn’t mention that the house was featured in the film, though that may be to deter unwanted inquiries from people who want to wander around the house with no intent in buying it. But you lot are all better than that, aren’t you? Of course you are. You’ll be good, I’m sure. Plus, y’know, most of you are in America, so it’s not like you can hop in your car and drive down the M3 to pay it a visit, is it? No, thought not.