Magical Grandparents Built 350sqft Harry Potter Themed Playhouse for Grandchildren. The massive project was created by Tyson Leavitt, who brought the wizarding world of Harry Potter to the backyard of Dave and Ruby Dunlop. Also known as the greatest grandparents ever by Harry Potter fans around the world.
The Dunlop’s reside in Spencerville, Ontario and had the massive 350sqft structure created for their granddaughter and huge Harry Potter fan, Logan, her two younger siblings, and their friends, so the can enjoy an escape to the wizarding world whenever they want.
“My daughter and her [friend] are huge Harry Potter fans – but none of us really know how to design a building, let alone a playhouse!”, says Dave regarding the impressive structure, “We felt it would be so neat if Logan had a special place for her to come and play with at Pa’s and Gram’s. So we gave Tyson full creative freedom.”
“My son and his wife got a playhouse built for them by Tyson too, and it was delivered the same time as ours – so we’re somewhat loyal customers! It got exactly the reaction we’d hoped for.”
“You should see her face when she’s using the playhouse. We’re so thrilled with it. All our friends and neighbours are impressed with it too,” Dave beamed, “It’s a popular addition to our community, with many stopping to look and take pictures.”
One of my personal favorite touched is the bridge to the owlery in the Hogwarts Castle portion of the playhouse.
Tyson Leavitt, runs a small family business called: Charmed Playhouses. Leavitt builds luxury playhouses for clients in North America, as well as the UK, China, and Mexico. We have a feeling his services will be requested all around the world from here on out!
Tyson described the playhouses he makes for children of all ages as “custom homes, but smaller scale and with way more fantasy”.
“When our granddaughter came out the second time to play, she asked if she could go to ‘her house’. Even a month since it was set up, every time she comes outside, she spends time in it. Gram and her absolutely love to have tea in the little kitchen and lose track of the time.”
The Harry Potter inspired playhouse has many nods to the books and films and incorporates the Hogwarts Castle, Ollivander’s wand shop, Platform 9¾, and part of the Dursleys’ Privet Drive home. Some notable details are the inclusion of brooms, full set of Harry Potter books, Logan’s framed Hogwarts acceptance letter, and portraits of Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.
The playhouse is riddled with similarly themed furnishings and decorations to the films and books. There is a bed for Logan when she spends the night at her grandparents and an electric fireplace on the bottom floor for the winter so they can still utilize the playhouse in the winter
If all that wasn’t enough, Dave shared their plans to add an addition to the playhouse. “We hope to have a zip line attached in five to six years, which will go from the balcony of the Hogwarts tower down to the ground.”
Tyson said, “The Dunlops are elated to have the playhouse in their backyard as it will become the pinnacle of family memories for years to come.”
It appears Logan, her family, and her friends are already enjoying the playhouse and can’t wait to create more memories in the future while playing together in one of the most magical playhouses in the muggle world!
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