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J.K Rowling with the cast of Harry Potter at the world premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Source: Getty
J.K Rowling with the cast of Harry Potter at the world premiere of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Source: Getty

The 47-year-old author has sold her 19th century Edinburgh mansion, where she wrote four of the seven Harry Potter books, for over $3.6 million.

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Real estate agent James Whitson confirmed the news to People magazine.

The Victorian mansion boasts eight bedrooms, as well as a garden and a detached office where Rowling reportedly penned her famous novels.

The home was sold to a Scottish businessman after being on the market for three weeks.

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Whitson told the Scotsman newspaper of the property:

"This was an iconic house in Edinburgh; To be honest, it was a refreshing change to the normal house."

J.K Rowling gives Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint a hug at the world premiere of the series' final film installment. Source: Getty

He added: "There was a bit of magic involved, which was quite fun to deal with."

According to the BBC, Rowling purchased the upstairs section of the home in 1999 for $681,000, shortly after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and later bought the lower half of the mansion.

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She and her husband Dr. Neil Murray and their three children have moved to another neighborhood in Edinburgh in 2009.

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