Can’t say that it wouldn’t be lovely to be JK Rowling‘s young son or daughter right now. David, aged nine, and Mackenzie, aged seven, not only have a mother who penned one of the most popular children’s series in decades and therefore spawned an entire kiddie franchise. Their mommy also officially got the okay to build them a £250,000 Harry Potter-esque playhouse, despite the protests of neighbors. Butter beers all around!
The Daily Mail reports that the 40-ft high designs, complete with secret tunnels, big windows, balconies, and slides, was protested by neighbors. Local residents reportedly didn’t like that the massive fairytale commune could be seen from the road. Rowling submitted her plans to the Edinburgh City Council in July and apparently everything is A-OK for construction. Members of Cramond and Barnton community council reportedly appealed the decision because “they claimed a gap in a line of trees in her garden mean the tree houses will be visible to passers-by.”
But despite concerns about offending neighborhood aesthetics and safety, Rowling is now free to break ground. And should also expect a spectacular Mother’s Day brunch next year followed by 365 days of very, very well-behaved kiddies.
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