only $4.1 million
will get you this interesting house. IIRC there are also secret passages, and probably a hidden room with unsold copies of Tabula Rasa.
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.
So what? I finally got my condo painted and all my drywall problems fixed in the last year. I think that's more important than Richard's Shangri-La!
I still don't understand where the guy's wealth comes from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garriott#Video_games
). Ultima Online and Lineage royalties? Suing NCSoft over his firing? My affection for TR aside, he hasn't done anything financially successful in ages. I guess he was somehow credited on City of Heroes/Villains though I don't recall him much being involved with those (if at all).
I do enjoy the idea of him huddling in a hidden, Austin Powers-type spy room filled with stacks of Tabula Rasa, growing a long beard, muttering "Some day, everyone will be like Blackjack and appreciate the unappreciated GENIUS of Tabula Rasa! And then it will LIVE AGAIN!"