Parents who also happen to be Harry Potter fans: Brace yourself to be insanely jealous of J.K. Rowling and her youngest kids, 9-year-old David and 7-year-old Mackenzie. No, she's not writing them additional Potter books none of us will ever get to read. (Although, who knows, when your mom is J.K., your bedtime stories are probably incredible!) Nope, she's building them two 40-foot, Hogwarts-inspired tree houses!
Rowling's husband, Dr. Neil Murray, has reportedly applied for permission to construct the tree houses in the garden of the couple's 17th century Edinburgh mansion. According to plans submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council earlier this month, the treehouses will cost around $200K. Wooowee!
But, really, these aren't just any ol' fancypants tree houses -- like the one Katie and Tom were rumored to have gotten for Suri last year.
In addition to conical turrets and a rope bridge connecting them, the tree houses -- designed by Blue Forest, a luxury tree house construction company -- take a cue from all the magic Rowling dreamed up for her insanely popular fiction. For instance, David's tree house includes a secret tunnel underneath the entrance ramp for quick exits and a fireman's pole around back. Mackenzie's house will be built with a trap door and rope ladder tucked away inside. An owl will watch over the tree houses, while a basket and pulley will allow them to descend from the structures. Simply put, these sound like any kid's dream come true.
There's no doubt kids -- of all ages, even 28! -- all over the world will turn green with envy upon reading this news. But come on, should we expect any less from Rowling or for her children? We're talking about one of the most successful moms on the planet. And rightfully so! Her books helped so many kids fall in love with reading. For as much as she's bolstered their imaginations and enjoyment of literature, Rowling and her kiddos deserve every last wondrous daydream come true. Even these super-expensive, incredibly enviable tree houses!
Do these treehouses sound like a dream come true to you, too?
Image via Blue Forest UK