Extracted from Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films by Jody Revenson
The Lovegood house, where Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger learn the story of the Deathly Hallows, is where Luna Lovegood’s father, Xenophilius, publishes The Quibbler, a quirky tabloid newspaper that serves as an alternative to the government-dictated Daily Prophet. Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, describes the house as ‘the perfect sort of place where all those crazy stories would be printed’.
‘J.K. Rowling depicts it as a black tower, looking like a giant rook, the castle piece in a chess game,’ explains Stuart Craig. ‘So there was no room for variance, but as I always try to make a good sculptural shape, the house isn’t just a cylinder. It’s a cylinder with a very deliberate lean and a very deliberate taper.’ Inside, the furniture literally takes shape around the circular design. The kitchen appliances, dressers, desks, and bookcases curve flush with the walls, which are covered in paintings inspired by Evanna Lynch’s own drawings of magical beasts. ‘Evanna has a very artistic eye,’ says Stephenie McMillan, ‘and came up with some great ideas. The end result is wonderfully eclectic, but homey.’