J.K. Rowling Building Hagrid's Hut on Her Scottish Estate

J.K. Rowling
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"I planned from the start that none of them would die. Then midway through, which I think is a reflection of the fact that I wasn't in a very happy place, I started thinking I might polish one of them off."

It's a case of life imitating art

What does J.K. Rowling do with all her hundreds of millions of dollars? She builds real-life structures straight out of her Harry Potter books, of course. 

The Telegraph reported on Thursday that the famed writer has submitted plans to construct a stone-built summer house on the grounds of her Scottish estate, and the plans for the building bear a rather striking similarity to Hagrid's hut from the Harry Potter universe.

Hagrid, played by Robbie Coltrane, is a teacher and gamekeeper in the Harry Potter series. Like Hagrid's hut, Rowling's planned version will be built on the edge of a forest within her 162-acre estate, which also includes a small loch, or lake.  

Rowling's Scottish estate is not far from Castle Menzies, which many have likened to Hogwarts. 

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