ByMona Torgersen, writer at
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Mona Torgersen

If you're a Harry Potter fan and conveniently also a millionaire, this is your chance.

The Royal Connaught Park in London, one of the places they filmed Harry Potter, is being converted into luxury apartments and are now up for grabs. In the building, you will find both Dumbledore's office and the Great Hall from the first three films, making it a superb choice for house-hunting wizards.

Unfortunately the price tag is rather high. With prices starting at 103 955 Galleons, 6 Sickles and 11 Knuts ($500 000 in muggle money), and going as far as 790 060 Galleons, 14 Sickles and 14 Knuts ($3.8 million) it's certainly off budget for most of us.

The Great Hall will be used as a shared space, and can thus be enjoyed by all inhabitants. A magical ceiling and floating candles is not included in the price, but can be bought as a supplement. Please contact Nearly Headless Nick for any enquiries.

The building has been given an overhaul, but they have done their best to keep it just as magical as it used to be.

"We've tried to retain as much of that character as possible. The outside of the main building is the same and we've retained a lot of the internal features too - the original staircases, windows, some original flooring, fireplaces and exposed roof beams. Basically, as much as we can."

The apartments themselves are quite modern looking, but if you buy one you can always make it look more like the Gryffindor common room. All you need is some hideous wallpaper, squishy armchairs and a portrait of a fat lady.

When the project is finished, 380 apartments will be ready for sale. Residents will have access to a swimming pool and a gym, as well being able to book the Great Hall for events such as weddings and Bar Bitzvahs. Or perhaps a Yule Ball?

I think it's safe to say that many a fan will make their way to Gringotts to apply for a mortgage after reading this. I'm sure the goblins won't mind, they seem like nice guys. Right? If you're interested in the project, you can visit the website for more information. For the rest of us, we can sit back and enjoy this clip of the Sorting Hat scene where we first get to see the Great Hall.



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