Couple build incredible 'Harry Potter' castle for grandchild
Harry Potter fans are some of the most devoted of any fanbase. And nearly a decade since the last film was released, the franchise's most loyal followers are constantly proving that Harry Potter is as influential and relevant as ever in popular culture.
One couple were so enamoured by the franchise - and apparently anticipated their two-year-old granddaughter Logan becoming a diehard fan - that they made an incredibly costly Harry Potter-centric investment.
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Indeed, doting grandparents Dave and Ruby Dunlop had an incredible 350sqft Harry Potter-themed fortress built in their back garden all for their two-year-old granddaughter.
It took Charmed Playhouses in Alberta, Canada, a few hours to design the playhouse, and two days to render in 3D and produce blueprints for building.
Six weeks were then needed to construct the playhouse in their workshop, and another three days to set it up in Spencerville, Ontario.
The decor very closely resembles the world of Harry Potter, featuring the Hogwarts castle, Platform 9¾, Ollivander's wand shop and part of the Dursleys' Privet Drive.
The two-storey castle also boasts a broom swing set, slide, secret hatch, and a wooden bridge which leads to an owlery, just as in the JK Rowling's beloved book series.
And it certainly doesn't end there! Included in the main tower is a slide which leads back down to the bottom of the house, a stunning chandelier and some owl-themed armchairs.
Also found in the fortress are portraits of Albus Dumbledore, Harry, Ron and Hermione, a map of Hogwarts, and a framed letter of invitation to Hogwarts. Plus there is a bed on the top floor and an electric fireplace on the bottom floor.
Dave and Ruby did not reveal how much they paid to have the castle built, but generally, customers pay between $15,000 to $250,000 for bespoke luxury playhouses from Charmed Playhouses.
The couple have also revealed their plans to attach a zip line, which will lead from the balcony to the ground.