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Harry Potter's Childhood Home Is For Sale

On the plus side, it's the birthplace of Harry Potter. On the down side, it's also where James and Lily Potter were murdered.

Entertainment Weekly reports that you can buy the real house that served as the setting for the Potter family's home in Godric's Hollow in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One. However, you'll need an enchanted bank account to make it happen.

According to the real estate listing, the 14th-century cottage known as the De Vere House is one of the "most important and historically significant" properties in the medieval town of Lavenham, England. It can be yours if you have about $1.3 million. 

In the movie, it's where Harry was born and where Voldemort killed his parents, leaving the infant wizard an orphan. However, Harry didn't spend much time there. He was quickly removed from the area and forced to live with the Dursleys on Privet Drive, and that home was also recently put up for sale (via EW). 

But in real life, the De Vere House was owned by the second-richest family in England (behind only the royals) during the medieval era. The family owned it from the 14th century to the 17th century. Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, is widely believed to be the true author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare.

It's a six-bedroom house with a reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, and two kitchens, which would give you plenty of space to set up a shrine to the Potters.