‘Harry Potter’ themed homes for muggles
With ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ currently putting Melbourne under its spell, we were inspired to look at homes that capture its fantastical charm.
Despite it being 22 years since the first book was released and 18 years since the first movie screened, Harry Potter still has a place in many hearts – and imaginations – around the world.
These homes, currently on the market in Australia, have a touch of magic that even a muggle would love.
Sirius Black’s Gothic digs
Sirius Black’s house was concealed by magic at 12 Griummauld Place in London, and his dark history was conveyed through the interior’s moody tones and antique furniture.
16-18 Milford Street, Randwick is a historic mansion in Sydney currently on the market.
Some of the rooms have a similar look to Sirius’ abode, especially this drawing room with its red velvet drapes, red walls and antique chairs and paintings.
The Dursley’s suburban dream home
Harry Potter grew up at his Aunt and Uncle’s classic English suburban home.
His life in the cupboard under the stairs was miserable until the age of 11 when he discovered he was a wizard.
3 Yinnell Place, Castle Hill has the same look at the back, with thatched windows and a well-manicured garden.
Dumbledore spent his time living at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The castle, which is set next to the Great Lake on a cliff, was said to be over 1,000 years old.
This Warrandyte castle may not be nearly as old, but it is set next to a pool… and it’s on a hill.
The Weasleys’ burrow
Ron Weasley and his family lived in a quirky home in the suburbs called The Burrow, where magic brought the house to life.
A confounding extension had been added on to the base of the house to make it a multi-levelled abode.
Inside, the decor is as quirky as the outside, with mismatched furniture and intriguing collections of knickknacks.
49 Gowrie Street, Newtown shares some similarities with The Burrow.
Not only is it also a modern extension atop a heritage home, but it boasts the same eclectic decorating touch as the Weasley home.