Excerpt from: The Telegraph (click for full article)
The detached house in the upmarket Merchiston area of Edinburgh is understood to have sold for significantly more than the asking price of offers over £2.25 million.
Rowling had lived at the property since 1999, making a number of alterations to transform it into the eight-bedroomed house which she later shared with family. Her study in the property was where she wrote many of the later Harry Potter novels.
In 2009 the family moved out of the property to the outskirts of Edinburgh but the author only recently decided to sell her former home.
"The fact we secured a buyer so quickly demonstrates that even in the most challenging of economic environments, we are well-placed to service the needs of our clients at the higher end of the market.
"Further to this it also illustrates there is a shortage of quality supply in Edinburgh and that when any property is correctly priced, in a prime location, it will attract significant interest and, in most cases, a buyer."