Real Estate Company Lists Tony Stark’s House
Available at a dirt cheap per-month loan payment of only $423,225, Iron Man’s house has all the amenities (as well as a $117.2 million price tag). A breath-taking view of Dume Cove, already wired state-of-the-art gadgets, plus an expansive garage and workshop (not to mention J.A.R.V.I.S.). And sure, you can’t actually buy Tony Stark’s mansion in real life, but wouldn’t it be cool if you could?
That’s what the people at Movoto Real Estate thought too. (Though I suppose they should call themselves “Movoto Fictional Estate” if they’re pricing imaginary property. Ohohoho…) With the release of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” in American theaters, they made up this listing for Tony Stark’s house. The infographic at the bottom of the page goes through how they figured out the price tag. (Though I imagine it’s going to cost a little bit less after the Mandarin’s helicopters go all “kablammo” on it with rockets.)
Essentially, any house listing boils down to three aspects: location, square footage and price per square foot. Because Tony lives in Point Dume, Malibu, CA (at least in the Iron Man movies–he’s lived bunches of places in the comics), Movoto dug around for the land value in that area.
It’s difficult to say exactly how many square feet the Iron Mansion would take up, seeing how all the interior shots are sound stages, but since the movie house was based partially off a real one–Casa Marbrisa–and since that house is 25,000 square feet, Movoto said, “Eh, close enough.”
Add in a little finagling of the average square foot cost in Malibu (Tony Stark has a hell of a view, after all), a bit of multiplication, and there you have it: Tony Stark’s house would list for about $117.2 million. Unfortunately, that’s a little out of my price range (though I’m prepared to make an offer of several billion imaginary dollars, as soon as my money from the unicorn farm comes in).
I thought this was pretty cool, and now I’m wondering how much the pads of other fictional characters would go for…Winterfell, perhaps? Or the Batcave? (They’ve already done the TARDIS.) How about you, dear readers? What house/time-travelling space ship would you like the people at Movoto to price next? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.