This isn't the first massive dream home Markus "Notch" Persson has built. But it's the first time the Minecraft creator outbid American royalty.
Persson, the creator of the world's best-selling video game, is the proud new owner of a $70 million Beverly Hills mansion, according to reports in Curbed.
Persson, more-commonly known as "Notch," is the 35-year-old Swedish creator of Minecraft, which has sold 17 million copies worldwide. Although of late, he's moved onto other pursuits: in September, he sold the game and its company to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.
The home, the most expensive single-family home ever sold in the exclusive LA enclave, has eight bedrooms and 15 bathrooms with a long list of outrageous additional opulence, from a "candy room with M&M tower" to the "54-foot glass door" through which you access the "dramatic cliff's edge pool."
The agent who closed the sale noted that Persson may have picked himself up a bargain: "trophy properties" in LA are "underpriced," according to a report on SFGate.com's real estate blog.