Posts Tagged ‘British real estate’

Every time I read ‘walled garden‘ I think of a charming story hidden in it waiting to be told.  That said, look at this property, and guess who owns it.  Did the title give you a clue?

JK Rowling’s Edinburgh home is handsome, fairly old – 19th century, and it stands in a walled garden. What else could be possibly there? Hermione Granger’s fairy birds dancing on dainty leaves of vines that sprung out of nowhere? Probably not. But more like something less magical. Rettie and Co has it on the market. You can start your offer from £2.25m.

My curiosity scrolled down to the comments: one is not “keen on the ‘modern’ interior….” This observer is obviously not interested in the property or just does not have the funds.

The other one admires Rowling for “choosing to stay in the UK and pay her taxes, instead of running off to Switzerland as so many so-called ‘Brits’ have done.”  I did notice JK Rowling didn’t go anywhere after the Harry Potter explosion. She was in an American beach, on bikini, but that was paparazzi handiwork.

Another one muses about Ian Rankin being a neighbour “so you would have someone to talk about literature and music….”

A literary neighborhood, isn’t it? If I could as much as write my own prayer by now I’d say I should have gone the Advertising way in grad school, learn property management and cultivate real estate ideas.


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