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Minecraft creator picks up $70M Los Angeles mansion

Beyonce and Jay Z reportedly also bid on property, which has 16-car garage

December 19, 2014 04:45PM


Markus Persson’s Beverly Hills, Calif., spec house (via Curbed) (inset: Markus Persson)

Markus Persson, Swedish developer of the video game Minecraft, didn’t buy a block – just the biggest house on it.

Persson, whose game involves building blocks, paid $70 million for a 23,000-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The spec home hit the market for $85 million in September.

Beyoncé and Jay Z visited the home several times and offered to pay $70 million, which resulted in a bidding war, Curbed reported.


Markus Persson’s new Beverly Hills, Calif., spec house (via Curbed)

The property features a 16-car garage, a replica of actor James Dean’s motorcycle and Bentley pillows, according to the listed cited by the website. [Curbed]Mark Maurer