Back in September, everyone who isn’t a video game fan — or the parent of one — learned a lot about Minecraft after its founder sold the company that created the popular game to Microsoft for a stunning $2.5 billion.
Now, Markus “Notch” Persson has used some of his fortune to buy an insane Beverly Hills mansion. He paid $70 million, outbidding Beyoncé and Jay Z in the process.
Yes, that is a candy room you are looking at beyond Notch’s feet. It comes with the mansion, which was built on spec and comes fully furnished. (It also comes with vodka and tequila bars and a car showroom.)
According to a press release from the John Aaroe Group, which represented Persson in the deal, $70 million was “the highest price ever paid for a home in Beverly Hills.”
Note that the sale price is still several normal homes lower than the asking price, which was $85 million. A bargain!
Here is a video tour of the home.
It is a lot of house: 23,000 square feet, with 15 bathrooms and eight bedrooms.
This thing is on the level of the creation of some of Minecraft’s most avid players, who use the game’s square blocks of materials to build whatever their imagination can think up. Persson’s new home contains an “automated 54-foot curved glass door in the living room that opens onto an infinity pool with iPad controlled fountains,” the agent says. “Cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal.”
Curbed Los Angeles called the mansion “bonkers,” noting that “even the listing called it ‘an overwhelming sensory experience.'”
Here are some photos from the property listing: