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@ 2011-07-13 00:33:00
Belladonna Suites: The rent is high, and the standards are higher. You are paying for quality, though: Belladonna Suites is the gated community of Diagon Alley flat buildings, and all of their large, opulent penthouses are well-kept by the crew of on-site House Elves. If you have the money for it, one of the Suites is worth the price.
Residents: Bellatrix Black (5A), Dorcas Meadows (7C).Abraxan Flats: Not quite as opulent or choosy in clientele as the Suites, the Abraxan Flats are nevertheless popular and rather pricy. All of the flats have at least one bedroom, with amenities provided, and they're a favorite residence of the young, up-and-coming wealthy.
Residents: Rodolphus Lestrange (24, two-bedroom flat), Sturgis Podmore (22, one-bedroom flat).The Olde Home Flats: As the name suggests, these flats are homey. There are a few studio flats on every floor, but, overwhelmingly, the flats are sized and priced for small families. Landlord Calpurnia Mason, a charming halfblood, periodically checks in on all her tenants, viewing them as an extended family of sorts.
Residents:Wormwood Gardens: This is where most of the people who claim residence in Diagon Alley end up living. With many reasonably priced flats of varying sizes, almost anyone can find a place to hang their hats and put their feet up. It's not exactly prestigious, and sometimes tenants leave entertaining things behind, but it's a nice home.
Residents: Sirius Black and Remus Lupin (2C, two-bedroom flat), Genevieve Kensington (1A, one-bedroom flat), Marlene McKinnon (2B, one-bedroom flat), Emmeline Vance (2A, studio).The Leaky Cauldron: Whether you're a struggling rock star waiting for your big break, or you've just been kicked out by your soon-to-be-ex, the room at the Leaky Cauldron are cheap (if only available at a nightly or weekly rate), well-kept, and always interesting (if not always quiet). Plus, the pub's right downstairs, so there's usually company around, if you want it.
The Stake and Ale: What some might call "housing for the adventurous," The Stake and Ale offers rooms that would likely put the more refined on edge, and it's the high end of its district's housing options. For peace of mind, residents tend not to look all that closely into dark corners and tend not to over-think the mysterious stains. For all that, the rooms are tidy and reasonably safe, and available on a weekly or nightly rate. Special, long-term rates are available on request but, honestly, you'd probably have to be rather desperate to want to stay here more than a week.
Residents: Peter Pettigrew (21, a really shitty flat)The Rogue's Galley: Usually reserved for the truly desperate, these flats are downright frightening. While the rent is low (and to be paid up-front, no questions, no exceptions), it is still higher than the standards. Expect things to be dirty, in disrepair and even dangerous. It is very likely, for instance, that you will end up living next-door to a hag, vampire, or other sundry characters
Residents: Simon Bones (13, one-bedroom flat), Alecto Carrow (17, one-bedroom flat), Caradoc Dearborn (18, one-bedroom flat)HOGSMEADE
The quintessential wizarding neighborhood. Filled with quaint cottages and modest brownstones, each home in Hogsmeade feels classic and welcoming. None of the houses could be called opulent, but neither could any be worthy of embarrassment.
Residents:Hogsmeade Haven: The first words to come to mind upon seeing these flats might include "simple" or "classic" or even "nice." They are bland and unremarkable, but clean, tidy, and kept in good repair. Available in several sizes and layouts, there is an option appropriate for just about everyone. Aside from the main business district, notable nearby landmarks include Old St. Mark's Church (two blocks east) and Peverell Park (a block-and-a-half north), a quiet, sweet little park occupying a half-mile area, filled with a playground, jogging paths, benches and picnic tables, a duck (and various other birds) pond, decorative statues and topiary, and other sundry elements. Something for everyone, you might say.
Residents: Gideon Prewett and Geoffrey Wood (2C, three-bedroom flat).The Three Broomsticks: While you might not want to make the move here permanent, you can't say that Madam Rosmerta's lodgings are anything but lovely. Rooms are well-furnished and regularly cleaned (though you'll be expected to clean up after yourself more often, if you start staying there for more than a week). Lodgings are offered on a nightly-pay basis, with special rates and discounts on food and drink available for longer-term residents.
Residents:The Hog's Head: For souls who are braver, stingier, more prone to working on the wrong side of the law, or just less predisposed to social behaviors than the patrons of the Three Broomsticks, Aberforth Dumbledore's place is probably right up your alley. Oh, the Hog's Head is certainly clean and respectably furnished enough, but the atmosphere is… less friendly and more insular. It's been suggested that Aberforth makes up the rooms' prices and rates as he goes along, as they can vary wildly, but so far, no one can prove any actual underlying pattern, so they mostly keep their suspicions to themselves.
Residents:OTTERY ST. CATCHPOLE
Clearly one neighborhood without a homeowners' association, these houses are unique, to say the least. Including The Burrow and Xenophilus Lovegood's rook house, each residence has its own distinct flair. Residents might catch ridicule from the closed-minded, but many feel that the character (or the lower price-tag) is worth it.
Residents: Molly & Arthur Weasley & children (The Burrow), Xenophilius Lovegood & The Quibbler offices (Rook House).Hyacinth Quarters: Perhaps you require a flat with floor-to-ceiling shag carpeting. Maybe you are in need of sixteen-and-a-half closets to hold your collection of nose-biting teacups. Or possibly you can't sleep unless each room has its very own set of faucets. Whatever your needs are, Hyacinth Quarters is ready to meet them. These flats are ready to accommodate just about anyone, no matter how unusual; prices vary, based on size and what you require.
If you're looking for a larger home and a taste of suburbia, Godric's Hollow is the place for you. It's an area filled with hedges, front gardens, and lemonade stands. The houses range from cottages to small mansions and each is a candidate for the upper-middle-class dream house, white picket fence optional.
Residents: James & Lily Potter.
REGULUS BLACK: Number 12, Grimmauld Place, London, England.
AMELIA BONES: Townhome in wizarding London, England
LLEWELLYN CADWALLADER: The Ministerial Manor; Buckinghamshire, England
TRYSTAN CADWALLADER: Dulwich, Camberwell, Greater London, England.
ANTONIN DOLOHOV: Dolohov Estate; far from everyone everywhere.
THE FLINT FAMILY: The Flint Estate; Wiltshire, England.
FLOREAN, FELICIJA, & EMILIE FORTESCUE: flat above the ice cream parlor, Diagon Alley.
JASPER GREENGRASS: Greengrass Estate; Essex, England.
FRANK & ALICE LONGBOTTOM: family cottage in Somerset, England.
LUCIUS & NARCISSA MALFOY: Malfoy Manor; Wiltshire, England.
THE ROSIER FAMILY: Stormglen Manor; Limerick, Ireland.
SEVERUS SNAPE: Spinner's End; Cokeworth, UK.
PHILLIP SUMMERS: Winter Wind Corner, Penthouse; Diagon Alley, London, England.
ANDROMEDA, TED, & NYMPHADORA TONKS: family cottage in Somerset, England.
PHILIPPA WILKES: Wilkes Manor; Perthshire, Scotland.
GEOFFREY WOOD (Off-assignment): one-bedroom flat in Chelsea, Muggle London, England.