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October 20th, 2011, 00:35
It seems Richard Garriott has Britannia Manor II on the market, according to this Remax online listing. For only $4.1M, you can get the 4790 sq ft house with its own observatory on nearly 4 acres of land.
Unfortunately, only 3 bedrooms rules me out…
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October 20th, 2011, 00:35
Estimated Taxes 58770.0
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October 20th, 2011, 03:32
It's still worthy of cosideration.
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October 20th, 2011, 04:20
You pay taxes for owning a house? Where I live I pay less taxes for owning one (thanks to mortgages)…
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October 20th, 2011, 04:33
Only $4.1 million for Britannia Manor?
I've got to have it!! I need to start saving now… only $4,097,800 dollars to go.

BTW… why didn't Remax post pics of the dungeon/torture room and the last resting place of Pedro? While some people have skeletons in their closet, Richard Garriott keeps his human corpse in the coffin in his basement.

http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/16086…tml#id=1564231
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October 20th, 2011, 05:32
OMG! That's near I-35, which goes right near my home! I live just up the street from Lord British! (Well… two states up the street…)

I would buy it but there would be way too much dusting to do.
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October 20th, 2011, 07:17
Originally Posted by Vindicator View Post
Only $4.1 million for Britannia Manor?
I've got to have it!! I need to start saving now… only $4,097,800 dollars to go.

BTW… why didn't Remax post pics of the dungeon/torture room and the last resting place of Pedro? While some people have skeletons in their closet, Richard Garriott keeps his human corpse in the coffin in his basement.

http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/16086…tml#id=1564231
Do you know of any other videos of the house? That one has that lovely "not available in your region" message.

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October 20th, 2011, 07:21
Don't know why but this makes me a little sad..

Is it his new wife that is making him sell it?

I looked through the pictures and thought about him dreaming up Ultima plots.

They should turn it into a museum or something.
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October 20th, 2011, 07:52
Was the place up for sale when he did that MTV Cribs show, or whatever that vid was? I'm sure he thought his magnetic hiding places were cool and all, but it's kind of stupid to show off where you have your safe.

Edit: I couldn't find the exact same vid, Skaven, but here are two others. The first focuses on the hidden spaces:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM109_EbMcs

The second points out of few oddities and examples of the macabre in his collection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BasXNb4UPnQ
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October 20th, 2011, 08:31
Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
OMG! That's near I-35, which goes right near my home! I live just up the street from Lord British! (Well… two states up the street…)

I would buy it but there would be way too much dusting to do.
Actually, it's right off of loop 360, I lived down the street from the old boy for about a year and would occasionally drive past the house just to check it out. I have a friend from High School now working for Garriot, and he actually got to go to a few parties inside the damn house, lucky bastard.
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October 20th, 2011, 08:32
Originally Posted by Saxon1974 View Post
Don't know why but this makes me a little sad..

Is it his new wife that is making him sell it?

I looked through the pictures and thought about him dreaming up Ultima plots.

They should turn it into a museum or something.
I think it is the cost of maintaining two huge houses, his other castle is like a medieval fortress.
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October 20th, 2011, 09:27
What is the other one? I thought #3 was the unfinished one.
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October 20th, 2011, 09:32
Thanks Huggy.

Looking at the vids this quote comes to mind, "It's good to be the king."

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October 20th, 2011, 10:43
$4,100,000 ? He's not going to make any money that way.
I'm not saying that he should sell it for one dollar but I'm certain that he he could sell a lot more manors if he charged $10 - $15 for each.

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October 20th, 2011, 11:54
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Estimated Taxes 58770.0
wow thats cheap! In UK the tax for buying a house over 1m is 5% so you will pay 205k!!!!

You Americans are lucky bastards
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October 20th, 2011, 12:23
For that price, it better have a Shrine of Virtue in the backyard.
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October 20th, 2011, 15:28
Well I was planning on moving back to Austin anyway….

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October 20th, 2011, 15:30
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wow thats cheap! In UK the tax for buying a house over 1m is 5% so you will pay 205k!!!!

You Americans are lucky bastards
That's not the sales tax (there is none in Texas), that's the ANNUAL property tax bill. Not so cheap.

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October 20th, 2011, 16:57
Hmmm, my company has offices down in Texas. Is it near Houston or Borger?

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October 20th, 2011, 17:04
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Is it near Houston or Borger?
It's in Austin. The exact address is in the listing Dhruin linked to.

*Edit* If you're asking which of those cities it's closer to, it would be Houston. About a 3 hour drive.
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