J.K. Rowling Builds Harry Potter Inspired Treehouses
July 26, 2012
Famed author J.K. Rowling is moving ahead with plans to build two treehouses on her property. Many fans of Harry Potter will be familiar with the style of architecture on display, previously found only in Hogsmeade and Ron Weasley’s house, The Burrow. The treehouses will tower over Rowling’s Scotland estate, linked by a series of decks and swaying bridges.
Conceived as a playscape for the author’s two younger children, the structures will sport many elements borrowed from any traditional wizarding architecture pamphlet, such as precariously perched turrets, entry tunnels, owl rookeries, and shingled siding. The treehouses, designed by premiere treehouse design firm Blue Forest, might cost as much as £250,000 ($390,000), not that cost is of any concern for the billionaire novelist. Because the structures will soar roughly forty feet in the air, Rowling had to seek approval from local planning authorities, which was granted. Rowling is also rumored to be building a summer home on her property in the style of Hagrid’s hut. The world of Harry Potter just got a little more real.
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