Every child (and many adults) would love a tree-top hide away and it seems, for JK Rowling’s kids at least, dreams do come true. The lady who dreamt up Harry Potter is bringing Hogwarts to life for her children in the form of two luxury tree house designs, costing around £250,00, as part of her renovation plans for her Edinburgh home.
Blue Forest bespoke tree houses
Impressed of what JK’s bespoke tree houses will look like
Her children David and Mackenzie will each have their own two-storey house, with turrets and secret tunnels – not bad for two children under ten! These are not your usual tree house designs, these are 40-foot high tree topping structures, requiring planning permission. As you might expect some of her neighbours weren’t fans of the plans and launched 6 objections; these properties will be visible from the roadside in a conservation area. The good news for the mini Rowlings is that the plans were approved and spells and magic will be able to commence in their luxury tree houses.
Plans for the tree house designs
The intricate plans show how the tree houses will be linked by a rope bridge, while each child’s house will have its own escape routes such as slides and fireman’s poles. Each tree house has been bespoke designed and will be at the height of luxury. Considering these structures cost the more than the average UK house, we can only imagine that the interiors will be as impressive as the structures themselves.
The Harry Potteresque tree houses are custom built using sustainable timber by Tunbridge Wells firm Blue Forest. As you would expect their main customers are the mega rich, including celebrities such as Guy Richie and fitness guru David Lloyd. Prices for these tree top hideaways start from £15,000 and can cost in excess of £200,000 – the sky’s the limit!
Tree houses aren’t just for the under 10’s, luxury tree top hideaways are the perfect party pads. And so it appears there’s no upper age limit, or price tag on a tree house!
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