Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Look What Your Kids Just Paid For

I'm guessing if you have kids they have at the very least heard of the video game "Minecraft" and at the most it is the game that you cannot get them to stop playing.  Minecraft is so popular that the creator of the game can live a life of luxury!

Markus Persson just purchased this 23,000 square foot glass palace in the posh Hillcrest Drive neighborhood of Bevery Hills, CA for $70 million, the most expensive home ever sold in the Hills to date.

I guess there is an upside to playing and creating video games all day.  The 35 year-old billionaire bachelor was able to move right into the turnkey mansion since all artwork, furniture and even table settings were included.

So what exactly will $70 million get you in Beverly Hills?  According to CNBC here are some of the home's features:

  • A massive living room with a 54-foot, retractable wall of glass that opens to an infinity pool and one of the best views of LA and the ocean in all of Beverly Hills.
  • The ultimate candy bar. The house has a massive wall of candy dispensers with more than $200,000 worth of candy. Conveniently, it's right next to the home gym.
  • A gallery for your Bugatti. Every bachelor needs a place to keep their Lambo. But Persson's new garage is more of a high-tech viewing gallery, with hydraulic floors that lower cars into the home's downstairs lounge and giant rotating floors to turn the car to the perfect viewing angles.
  • Living in the fast lane. The living room has a sofa and chair set built by Bentley Motors, with their signature leather and wood. Cost: $500,000.
  • The wine cellar is stocked with hundreds of bottles of Dom Perignon and other fine champagne and wine, so Persson will never go dry.
  • The 24-person dining table has place settings by Roberto Cavalli at $3,700 each.
  • A lot of skin. There are rare animal hides everywhere in the house, with the drawers of the men's dressing room lined with alligator skin and the door to the cinema room (one of the most expensive in LA) lined with Italian lizard skin.
  • Logos everywhere. From the Fendi logos on the rugs to the Bentley "B" on the couches and logos in the paintings, this house screams status. The walls of the master bedroom suite were covered in a highly crafted material found only in Louis Vuitton stores.
  • Tons of art. From a giant Leica camera to a replica of James Dean's motorcycle and a massive $250,000 sculpture of a hand-grenade and antique machine gun, the art in this house plentiful but manly.
  • A gold toothbrush. Persson can move right in, since everything in the house is included. He even gets a special gold toothbrush made specifically for the house.

Source: and Michelle Schwake for Stafford Family Realtors

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