GeekWire: Giant Diagon Alley from Harry Potter built in Seattle driveway

The British Library has just opened 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book's publication.

UPDATE: Diagon Alley won’t be totally done until Tuesday. Save your visit for then if you can.

Up and down the streets of every neighborhood in Seattle, new construction is a familiar sight. But in one driveway in Ballard, the details and angles on a structure being built defy the typically boxy nature of the city’s new wave of homes and apartment buildings.

For fans of the Harry Potter book and film series, the project should be instantly recognizable.

Jon Chambers, a Seattle tech veteran with time on his hands after stepping away from his most recent job, has built a sizable recreation of Diagon Alley, the London shopping area for wizards that is accessible through a secret brick wall located behind a pub.

Read more and see more photos at GeekWire

Editor's note: The home is located across from Ballard’s Whittier Heights Elementary School.

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