Notch just bought a house

Minecraft

Notch has moved to Tracy Island, off of Thunderbirds. Or Franklin’s house in GTA V - the one with the infinity pool and the view over Los Santos. Those are the only two reference points we have for the ‘megamansion’ the cuddly Minecraft creator has bought for $70 million, much to the rumoured chagrin of rival would-be homeowners Beyonce and Jay-Z. It’s the highest price ever paid for a house in Beverly Hills.

Let’s just take a moment to enjoy this moment with the self-proclaimed “nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter”.

 

 

The 23,000-square-foot new building incorporates eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a movie theatre, car showroom, two bars and a candy room. Its 54-foot curved glass door opens onto the pool.

The listing called the house an “overwhelming sensory experience” - presumably in reference to the tower of M&Ms, giant grenade art, 18-foot onyx dining table and replica James Dean motorbike.

“Overseas buyers are an increasingly important market for ultra-luxury trophy properties in Los Angeles,” said the John Aaroe Group, who represented Persson in the six-day deal.

“Trophy properties in LA are underpriced compared with other world cities so buyers can enjoy the lifestyle now and know they will make a solid profit in the future.”

I think our Steve might have miscalculated Notch’s slice of Microsoft’s $2.5 billion in the wake of their Mojang deal, don’t you?

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Shriven Avatar
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2 Years ago

Hmmm.... This seems like the precursor to Notch getting addicted to something and dying balls deep in a hooker.

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Ocid Avatar
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2 Years ago

Gotta do something with the money.

I want a fucking "candy" room.

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Dog Pants Avatar
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2 Years ago

Twice as many bathrooms as bedrooms? Now that's extravagant. Never more than a few paces from a poo.

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Tovias Avatar
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2 Years ago

All those vacations and he is still able to afford a god damn house like that, noice.

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Stinkflipper Incarnate Avatar
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Nice house and all (though the candy room is clearly overrated), but I was kind of expecting him to go for something a little cooler. This is just a rich guys house, I would have bought a castle.

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Jeremy Peel Avatar
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2 Years ago

Richard Garriott has all your extravagant game dev imaginings covered.

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