If you’re obsessed with Harry Potter, you must have downed some felix felicis because it’s your lucky day: You can now live in the house he was born in! But there’s a caveat — your Gringotts vault must be full.
The house used in The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 to show where Voldemort killed Lily and James Potter in Godric’s Hollow is on the market. Called De Vere House, it’s a 14th-century cottage in Lavenham, Suffolk. Its current asking price is 995,000 pounds.
According to Beyond Hogwarts, a pounds-to-galleons currency converter, that price equates 330,186 galleons, 10 sickles, and 12 knuts.
Although Lily and James Potter were supposed to live in a modest cottage, this makes sense. Godric’s Hollow is a small village that is home to many noble wizarding families. Just like a New York apartment, there’s likely a high demand to live in an area with limited spaces. The price is as much for the location as it is for the living space itself.
Further, although Lily Potter — née Evans — came from a middle-class, Muggle background, Harry’s dad, James, came from wealth. Thanks to his marriage to a Muggle-born and friendship with a werewolf and a disowned Black, James Potter is considered a “blood traitor” by Purebloods who care about that sort of thing. But the Potter family is an ancient Pureblood family.
Right from the beginning, when Harry first sees his Gringotts vault in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he’s surprised by how much gold his parents left him.
So, if you too possess mountains of Gringotts gold, you can now live in the real Godric’s Hollow.