According to The Telegraph, the home used in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 that showcased the birthplace of Harry Potter is now available for purchase for only 1 million GBP.
The 14th century cottage is a grade I listed building called de Vere House in Lavenham, Suffolk, featuring three bedrooms and a self-catering wing that features a reading room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, shower room, and two double bedroom suites. The doorway is the second-most photographed doorway in the UK, just behind 10 Downing Street.
Current owners Jane and Tony Ranzetta were there when Warner Brothers filmed the Godric's Hollow sceen stating:
"It's part of Godric's Hollow. The house can be seen opposite the graveyard, with a Christmas tree in the window, the lights on and music coming out of it. It was really quite extraordinary watching both the filming and then the end result on screen. The crew arrived without actors and filmed both the front and the back in the height of summer. They then used parts of the house like pieces of a massive three dimensional jigsaw, cutting and pasting them to form the streets of Godric's Hollow. They even made the final result a snow scene in the winter, with a Christmas tree in our front window and carol singing coming from within the house."
Historians believe that de Vere House's extraordinary past even includes a visit from King Henry VII in 1498.
Do you feel that this historic home was the vision you had of Godric's Hollow and Harry Potter's home while you were reading the books? Let us know in the comments below.
Posted by Keith
08-30-2012 at 10:50 AM