J.K. Rowling Selling Edinburgh Home for $3.6M: See Where She Wrote Harry Potter (PHOTOS)
The British best-selling novelist is selling her sprawling Edinburgh, Scotland, estate — where she penned four of her seven Harry Potter books — for over $3.6 million through Rettie & Co realty. Built in 1880 on Abbotsford Park Street in the much-desired neighborhood Merchiston, the refurbished and redesigned Victorian boasts over 6,800 square feet of living space within a lush walled garden.
The ivy-clad, two-story home includes eight bedrooms, two kitchens, a reception hall, dressing room, library and double garage.
What else is on the grounds?
Rowling even had an entirely separate, secluded space to retreat to for writing. Across the landscaped gardens lies a detached split-level office with a kitchen and bathroom — perhaps a perfect nook in which to craft tales of Harry and Hermoine casting spells at Hogwarts.
But there are few traces of Rowling in the perfectly-kept residence. The author, 47 — who just released her first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, last week — packed up and moved out of the Edinburgh digs more than two years ago. Rowling and her husband Neil Murray — and their three children — have been shacked up 17th-century mansion in Barnton since 2009.The Telegraph. "The other great attraction is, that although it doesn't look that wide from the outside, it is actually very deep. The side elevation just goes on and on."