Okay. Let’s break this insanity down. Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of Minecraft, just used his fuck-you Microsoft dollars to buy a megamasion, not just a regular mansion but a mega variant! Now, just what’s so amazing about his
small suburb contained in four walls house? Well, pretty much everything!
So let’s start with the price tag. This monolith of decadence hit the Beverly Hills market in August with an asking price of a casual $85 million. For that amount of pocket change you get your usual four walls, doors, candy room, a car showroom, vodka and tequila bars, a 54-foot curved glass door that opens onto the pool, eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, apartment-sized closets, oh, and a movie theater. Pretty standard stuff, right?
What makes this story all the more amazing is that this was a sort after property! There were actual “celebrities” duking it out for this, with one of the most high profile being World Power Couple (a title I think the world has bestowed upon them) Beyonce and Jay-Z! Nevertheless, Notch won out and the insanity didn’t stop there.
This is the most ever paid for a house in Beverly Hills and the deal was closed in blistering 6 days. Notch, not content with having a basic megamasion, decided to spend the equivalent of some European countries GDP to get every available extra “from luxury furnishings to exotic electronics,” to the towers of M&Ms, giant grenade art, the replica of James Dean’s motorcycle, the 18-foot onyx dining room table (“that includes place settings by Roberto Cavalli at a cost of $3,700 each”), and three “high-definition 90-inch television screens [that] bring panoramic views of Los Angeles from the roof into the downstairs lounge.”
Notch, I tip my hat to you good sir. If a programmer from Stockholm can end up owning what could’ve been Beyonce-Z’s Ivory tower, then I can still muster up the drive to get out of bed everyday!