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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 July, 2003, 14:34 GMT 15:34 UK
Potter house fails to sell
The film location of Harry Potter's fictional home
Filming took place at the location over two weeks
The house used as Harry Potter's home in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone failed to reach its reserve price at auction on Tuesday.

The home, owned in the film by Harry's dreadful aunt and uncle, the Dursleys, was due to be auctioned at a guide price of 280,000.

The three-bedroomed suburban cul-de-sac house that stars as 4 Privet Drive, Little Whingeing, Surrey, is in fact 12 Picket Post Close, Bracknell, Berkshire.

The house will now be sold in a post-auction ballot priced at 250,000.

Cupboard under stairs

The real owner of the house, Sandra Smith, was approached by Warner Brothers three years ago to use the building in their movie.

Filming took place at the location over two weeks as the property was transformed into the home of the Dursley family.

There is also a cupboard under the stairs, similar to the one where Harry is famously forced to live by his relatives.



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