news\ Oct 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Ultima Online Creator's House Up For Sale

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Richard Garriott, or "Lord British", has placed his house up for sale.  Garriot is the designer behind Ultima Online, one of the first MMORPGs that really kick-started the genre. 

As you can see the home gets it's inspiration from the medieval-themed game he designed. Refferred to as Britannia Manor II (which you might recognize as a city in Ultima), Garriott's manor looks out over Austin, Texas and features a 360 degree observatory with telescope, pool, grotto, and a waterfall.  I wouldnt' be surprised to find some secret passages that lead to dungeons; maybe Doom? 

The asking price: $4,100,000.00.  That's about the average selling price for an 18x18 in Ultima Online, especially for a house in a prime-time location like right next to Destard.  I'd assume the house comes furnished with some rares and artifacts.

Now you can have your Ultima Online dream house in real life.  I know what you're wondering.  Why would any sane millionaire drop four million on a house themed after a video game?  They probably wouldn't, but if I had an extra four mil lying around, you bet I'd live there in a heartbeat.  Imagine the loot in that house.

The official listing has Britannia Manor II as a 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths, and 3 half baths.  It rests on 3.99 acres and is 5,900 square feet.  The description reads:

Britannia Manor II, the captivating & magical estate of Richard Garriott, aka, Lord British, is seeking new stewardship. Situated high on a level 3.99ac hilltop overlooking downtown & a 3,000ac preserve, this home offers amazing architectural details & intrigue plus an "off the grid" energy realm. Features behind the iron gate include a 360 degree observatory w/ telescope atop the approx 4790 sq ft home, pool, grotto, waterfall, +detached studio, separate guest quarters, a/c'd barn, lagoon,lighted track.

Hmm...this realtor didn't do a very good job of listing the perks like underground mazes, secret passageways, and primetime real estate in the very safe Trammel.  No reds here here!

 

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