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JK Rowling (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

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?

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Filed Under: Harry Potter, JK Rowling
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.