JK Rowling Wins Right to Build 40-ft. Tree Houses in Garden
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has won the right to build 40-feet tall tree houses, complete with “secret tunnels, a rope bridge and turreted roofs,” in her garden on her property in Edinburgh, The Daily Telegraph reports. The £250,000 construction project would be a Hogwarts-inspired playground for Rowling’s two children and also feature a trap door, a spiral staircase, and a fireman’s pole. (My little first grader within is insanely jealous right now.) However, several residents lodged complaints with Edinburgh’s city council, fearing that the towering structures would become a neighborhood eyesore and block the view of a conservation area. The objections failed to persuade the planning officials, who approved Rowling’s application.
Here’s a rendering of how the tree houses might look:
So JK Rowling: most awesome mom ever?