This South Austin house went full ‘Harry Potter’ for Halloween

Nov 01, 2017
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Kids of the Harry Potter generation grew up with J.K. Rowling’s landmark novel series just as much they did with the enormously successful film franchise. Though helmed by a collection of directors, featuring two different actors as Dumbledore, and varying mildly in quality from one movie to the next, the fact is that the Harry Potter films instantly emerged as essential companion pieces, rousing tales of wizardry that rightly launched Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson to stardom. Potter fandom remains alive and well a full decade after the publication of Deathly Hallows, and the movies are no small reason why.

Accio candy.

If you went trick-or-treating in Circle C on Halloween, you may have seen a pretty magical home.

According to KVUE, homeowner Joel Pace is a huge Harry Potter fan -- so he takes advantage of Halloween every year to turn his house into his very own mashup of Hogwarts, Gringotts, Godric’s Hollow, Number Four Privet Drive and Diagon Alley.

READ MORE: Celebrating 20 years of ‘Harry Potter’

Pace said the decorations took about a month to hand-build, including a flying Ford Anglia from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” a large dragon perched on the roof, graves for Harry Potter’s parents and Dobby the House Elf, as well as a shop window modeled after Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes. 

Halloween’s over, so the Paces are no longer serving Butterbeer along with Halloween candy, but you may still be able to sneak a peek at the decorations before they get taken down. 

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