[Source] After selling the studio he founded to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson recently made the news for purchasing the most expensive home in Beverly Hills, apparently outbidding global popstar Beyonce and her husband with a cool $70 million. Not that it will hurt any bit, given the couple of billions he got from the deal.
Located in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills, the 23,000-square-foot home overlooks Los Angeles and also offers a view of the Pacific Ocean. As you can see in the photo above, the structure includes a 54-foot curved glass door that separates the living room from the “infinity pool” outdoors, whose fountains can be controlled with iPads.
Entertaining will be a snap with vodka and tequila bars, a candy room, an 18-seat tiered screening room, a state-of-the-art kitchen and an exquisite 18-foot onyx dining room table for 24 that includes place settings by Roberto Cavalli at a cost of $3,700 each.
Three high-definition 90-inch television screens bring panoramic views of Los Angeles from the roof into the down stairs lounge — especially breathtaking at night. Art pieces include a replica of James Dean’s motorcycle and a chromed Ma Deuce machine gun. On a conventional note, the home has eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms all equipped with Toto Neorest toilets at a price of $5,600 each.
An avid Minecraft plan almost immediately re-created the mansion in the game, which can be seen in the video below. Pretty awesome stuff, given that Markus “Notch” Persson made his wealth from what many detractors say “is the ugliest game on Earth”. For $10 million, I would gladly sell my own version of “the ugliest game on Earth” in a heartbeat.