Calling all real estate-loving Muggles! Number 12 Picket Post Close in Martins Heron, more commonly known as Number 4 Privet Drive in the Harry Potter films, is officially up for sale. If you happen to have an extra £475,000 lying around in your Gringotts Bank vault (that's about $620,000), the idyllic residence in Berkshire, England could be yours.
Fans of the series will immediately recognize the exterior of the home — though it's more famous for being blanketed with Hogwarts owls — as the home of the Dursley family in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Though the house does come with Harry's cupboard under the stairs, the interior of the three-bedroom home has thankfully been updated and no longer features Aunt Petunia's peach and salmon pink decor. And as far as I can tell, there seems to be no remaining damage from Aunt Marge's accidental inflation. (Well done, Accidental Magic Reversal Squad!)
If you're on the market for a famous home but aren't totally enchanted by owning the Dursely's former abode, then look no further! With the help of the site Hooked on Houses, I've assembled a handful of homes used in movies that were recently for sale or available to rent.
Regina George's Mansion
- The movie: Mean Girls (2004)
- Price: $14.8 million
- Description: 20,000 square feet, 11 bedroom and 12 bathroom home
This beautiful Toronto home is fit for a queen, or better yet, Regina George. There might be a small internal family struggle to decide who gets the master bedroom, but I imagine any one of the 11 will do just fine for us peasants.
The Tanner's San Francisco Victorian
- The show: Full House (1987-1995)
- Price: $14,000/month
- Description: 3,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3-and-a-half bathrooms
The famous home of the Tanner family, located on 1709 Broderick Street, recently sold for $4 million — but now it's back on the market for renters with some seriously deep pockets. Built in 1883, this is still a pristine example of San Francisco's iconic Victorian architecture and a hotspot for any fan of '90s sitcoms.
Susan Walker's Dream Home
- The movie: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
- Price: $3.4 million
- Description: 6,000 square feet, five bedrooms, newly renovated
This beautiful home in Lake Forest, Illinois would be a Christmas wish come true for any eager homeowner. The little yellow house featured in John Hughes's remake of the Christmas classic is far from cheap, but it might be worth shelling out a few extra dollars for the small taste of movie magic.
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A Home Suited For 12 Kids
- The movie: Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
- Price: $8.195 million
- Description: 12,565 square feet, 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms
If this house can comfortably fit a family with 12 kids, then it sounds like it might be worth considering divvying up the $8 million price tag between a few friends. Plus, if the interior is half as gorgeous as it looked in the movie, I'm already sold.
Benjamin Button's Love Nest
- The movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
- Price: $200/night
- Description: 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
This quaint New Orleans apartment might not look like much, but for those who love David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, it might conjure up some fond memories of Benjamin and Daisy's happiest time together.
Bradley Cooper's Party House
- The movies: Limitless (2011) and Elysium (2013)
- Price: $1,500/night
- Description: 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
Unfortunately, this beachfront villa isn't especially nearby. To film scenes for Limitless and Elysium, the cast and crew had to ship off to Punta de Mita in Mexico. Not a bad gig. And for $1,500 a night, you too can stay in the stunning, fully staffed Casa China Blanca.
The real estate market can be a pretty intimidating place, but I'd be happy to live in almost any place that served as a movie or TV setting. Well, except for the woman who Walter White's house from Breaking Bad, because her roof keeps getting pizza thrown on top of it.