House that played Harry Pot­ter’s Privet Drive home for sale

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FEATURES - The As­so­ci­ated Press

A sub­ur­ban house that starred on­screen as Harry Pot­ter’s child­hood home is on the mar­ket — com­plete with a cup­board un­der the stairs.

Fans of the boy wiz­ard will rec­og­nize 12 Picket Post Close as 4 Privet Drive, home of Harry’s das­tardly aunt and un­cle, the Durs­leys.

The cou­ple grudg­ingly took Harry in af­ter his par­ents were mur­dered and made him sleep in a cup­board un­der the stairs.

The house in Brack­nell, 30 miles (50 kilo­me­ters) west of Lon­don, was a lo­ca­tion fea­tured in the 2001 film “Harry Pot­ter and the Philoso­pher’s Stone.” A stu­dio set of the house was built for later in­stall­ments of the eight-film se­ries.

Real es­tate agency Chan­cel­lors says the three-bed­room house “has re­cently un­der­gone com­plete ren­o­va­tion to an ex­tremely high stan­dard.” It’s listed at a price of 475,000 pounds ($616,000.)

Real es­tate agent Paul Bosanko said “the orig­i­nal plan was to take this prop­erty to mar­ket with­out us­ing any ref­er­ence to Harry Pot­ter.”

But since news of the con­nec­tion got out, in­ter­est has shot up, “and that may or may not in­flu­ence the fi­nal price that we achieve at this prop­erty,” Bosanko said.

Neigh­bor Karen Field said that the house still at­tracts Pot­ter fans a decade­and-a-half af­ter the film crews left.

When the movie first came out, “there were tour buses, lit­er­ally tour buses com­ing down the road,” Field said.

“It’s a lot qui­eter now,” she said. “School hol­i­days, you still get peo­ple com­ing along.”

MATT DUN­HAM — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

An ex­te­rior view shows the house for sale that starred on­screen as Harry Pot­ter’s child­hood home in the town of Brack­nell, Eng­land, just over 30 miles (50 kms) west of cen­tral Lon­don, Tues­day. Fans of the boy wiz­ard will rec­og­nize it as the fic­tional ad­dress of 4 Privet Drive, home of Harry’s das­tardly aunt and un­cle, the Durs­leys, who made him sleep in a cup­board un­der the stairs. The 3-bed­room house is be­ing sold by real es­tate agent Chan­cel­lors with an ask­ing price of 475,000 pounds ($616,000).

MATT DUN­HAM — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

A cup­board un­der the stairs, which was re­placed by one filmed in a stu­dio, is shown next to the liv­ing room in the house for sale that starred on­screen as Harry Pot­ter’s child­hood home in the town of Brack­nell, Eng­land, just over 30 miles (50 kms) west of cen­tral Lon­don, Tues­day. Fans of the boy wiz­ard will rec­og­nize the ex­te­rior as the fic­tional ad­dress of 4 Privet Drive, home of Harry’s das­tardly aunt and un­cle, the Durs­leys, who made him sleep in a cup­board un­der the stairs. The 3-bed­room house is be­ing sold by real es­tate agent Chan­cel­lors with an ask­ing price of 475,000 pounds ($616,000).

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