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Little Girl's Grandparents Build Her 350sqft 'Harry Potter' Playhouse Of Dreams

Little Girl's Grandparents Build Her 350sqft 'Harry Potter' Playhouse Of Dreams

A little girl's Harry Potter playhouse is bound to have fans of the franchise wild with jealousy - whether they're young or old.

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Doting Grandparents Dave and Ruby Dunlop wanted a place that their eldest grandchild, two-year-old Logan, could come and play at when she visited, and boy did they deliver.

The Dunlop's commissioned a massive 350 square feet playhouse to be built in their back garden in Ontario, Canada - all themed on the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

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The structure features a ton of magical touches, such as a broom swing set, secret hatch, a slide and even an owlery. OMG.

Furnishings inside include a chandelier like in the Great Hall, owl-themed armchairs, and portraits of Albus Dumbledore, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

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The Wendy house even features a bedroom on the top floor for sleepovers, decked out in Harry Potter memorabilia.

There's even a cupboard under the stairs - a tribute to Harry's first lodgings.

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Charmed Playhouses in Alberta, Canada, managed to design the playhouse in a few hours, and it took a few more for it to be rendered in 3D.

It then took six weeks to build and three days to set it up at the Dunlop's home in Spencerville, Ontario.

The family declined to reveal how much the playhouse cost, but the firm - headed by Tyson Leavitt - charges anything between $15,000 and $250,000 for bespoke playhouses, and we're guessing this amazing creation was up the steeper end. Just look at it!

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Credit: Jaime Vedres Photography

"My daughter and her partner are huge Harry Potter fans - but none of us really know how to design a building, let alone a playhouse!," said grandfather Dave.

"We felt it would be so neat if Logan had a special place for her to come and play with at Pa's and Gram's. So we gave Tyson full creative freedom.

"My son and his wife got a playhouse built for them by Tyson too, and it was delivered the same time as ours - so we're somewhat loyal customers!

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"It got exactly the reaction we'd hoped for. When our granddaughter came out the second time to play, she asked if she could go to 'her house'.

"Even a month since it was set up, every time she comes outside, she spends time in it. Gram and her absolutely love to have tea in the little kitchen and lose track of the time.

"You should see her face when she's using the playhouse. We're so thrilled with it. All our friends and neighbours are impressed with it too.

"It's a popular addition to our community, with many stopping to look and take pictures."

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Credit: Jaime Vedres Photography

The grandparents say they hope to make additions to the playhouse as Logan gets older, such as a zip line which goes from Hogwarts tower down to the ground.

Tyson, who runs the small family business Charmed Playhouses, has built luxury playhouses all over the world, with past designs including a Disney-themed princess castle attached to Rapunzel's tower, Captain Hook's pirate ship and Neverland, and a Hobbit hole.

Tyson said: "The Dunlops are elated to have the playhouse in their backyard as it will become the pinnacle of family memories for years to come."

JEAL-OUS.

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Topics: Life, Harry Potter, Life News

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK. Please contact her on ciarasheppard@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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