Live Like the Farmville Founder

While the song goes, "old McDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o", in this day in age, the lyrics should really be, "not so-old Farmville creator Marc Pincus had a mansion, ee-i-ee-i-o."

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While the song goes, "old McDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o", in this day in age, the lyrics should really be, "not so-old Farmville creator Marc Pincus had a mansion, ee-i-ee-i-o." While the latter certainly isn't as catchy, it's no secret that Zynga founder and CEO made a killing off of users passion for virtual farming, not to mention all the other Zynga-developed games. Pincus recently hoisted the house that Farmville built onto the market with a staggering $8.9 million price tag. Click through the photos to take a peek inside this techie turned millionaire's mansion. View the listing.
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Pincus's very un-farm like mansion is located at 3855 Washington Street in the heart of the classy Presidio Heights nabe. Arguably the only downside of this location is that it's just a few doors down from Presidio Hill School, meaning that Washington Street can get quite jam-packed during school drop off and pick up times.
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If you're thinking that this perfectly staged room looks like it could be stripped from the pages of a interior design catalogue then you guessed right. Pincus's wife is Alison Pincus, the founder of One Kings Lane, a home decor sale site and obvious interior decorator of this walking advertisement for One Kings Lane.
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The gamer and interior decorating loving duo certainly keep their kitchen pristine. The first floor kitchen features a glass fronted upper cabinetry, a large center work island and breakfast bar, a double sink and mustard yellow tile backsplash.
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Glossy green walls highlight the glam entrance foyer. While there's no exact square footage mentioned in the public listing, the four level mansion is built on an extra wide lot.
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A view of the first floor-sitting room that screams One Kings Lane. In fact, some of the same upholstery in the listing photos are available on the sale site. Talk about free advertising.
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A look at the home office, which PETA supporters will be none too pleased is outfitted with a cow skin rug. Let's hope it's fake.
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The chic dining room features ample seating for at least eight and paned windows that look out onto the quaint garden.
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The power couple have twin toddler girls who undoubtedly were bound to share this room if the duo hadn't listed the property.
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The 1937 mansion features six bedrooms total -- four on the second level, one on the lower level, and the grandest of them all, a full floor penthouse.
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There are 6.5 bathrooms in the Presidio Heights spread.
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The master suite features a walk-in closet and separate lounge space.
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A view of the classy master suite. In addition to the jaw-dropping $8.9 million asking price, buyers beware that the home also comes with a whopping $100,00 property tax fee.
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According to public listings, the couple barely even had time to break-in the home. They bought it less than two years ago for $8.1 million.
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While there isn't an elevator in the mansion, trekking on up to the fourth floor is well worth the thigh-burn. The penthouse features a private terrace and office space.
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Perhaps, with the success of both of their respective companies, the power couple want to upgrade their digs. Or, they could merely want to relocate -- just this spring Marc Pincus successfully filed a restraining order against a Russian stripper who was reportedly stalking him.
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Fleeing from a Russian stripper or not, the Pincus's sure are leaving a sweet home, which includes this large lower level play room.
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After a long day harvesting fake crops and maintaing a virtual farm, there's nothing like relaxing with a glass of wine.
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Despite the home's green-with-envy interior living spaces, the backyard, though well manicured, leaves a bit to be desired. It's quite small given the grand nature of the mansion.
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Speculation suggests that Zynga will price its initial public offering one week before Thanksgiving. If that happens, the $8.9 million Pincus is asking for the home is going to be a drop in the bucket for the gamer.
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