The office of the Defence against the Darks Arts teacher is located on the second floor of Hogwarts castle. Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom is nearby.
The windows of the office face south toward the lake (GF, Moody looked out and saw Durmstrang ship) and also west toward the Quidditch pitch (OP13)
The office changes hands every year, so the decor is different every time.
- Merrythought – unknown c. 1895 to c.1945
- Quirrell – unknown 1991-1992
- Lockhart – vanity pictures of himself 1992-1993
- Lupin – grindylow tank and other creatures for use in class, tea things 1993-1994
- Moody – Foe-Glass, Dark Detectors, seven-lock chest 1994-5
- Umbridge – plates on the wall with foul kittens in bright colors, frilly doilies and the like, flowered tablecloth 1995-6
- Snape – left the office unused as far as we know and chose to use his office located in the dungeons instead
- Amycus Carrow – unknown 1997-98
The location on the second floor comes from this passage in Chamber of Secrets:
"Saturday afternoon seemed to melt away, and in what seemed like no time, it was five minutes to eight, and Harry was dragging his feet along the second-floor corridor to Lockhart's office. He gritted his teeth and knocked." (CS6)
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