How much would it cost to buy Batman's house?
Wayne Manor would be the estate agent's dream property to market, though the mortgage might be a bit hefty
Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007. He has been writing about microarchitecture on his internationally-acclaimed Shedworking blog since 2006 and is the author of Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. His latest book is Bookshelf, published by Thames & Hudson.
Monday 30 July 2012
With 11 bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a total square footage of 42,500, Wayne Manor would make somebody the ideal Dunroamin' home.
To coincide with the release of the latest Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises', online US property specialists movoto has had a stab at working out how much Wayne Manor - a secluded three-story Jacobean mansion - would cost to buy.
Using floor plans from a 1990s role-playing game (and using other famous people's home, such as Michael Jordan's as a guide), they put the value of 1007 Mountain Drive, Gotham, at around $32,100,000, excluding the Batcave and it's cave-front water access which they suggest would probably not be included in the sale.
Perhaps more controversially, they argue that for the sake of accurate location information, Gotham City is actually Chicago.
Features of the property listing include a "security system that would rival Fort Knox" and a stainless steel stove in the kitchen area as well as suites which would be ideal for young wards.
If the price is a little too steep, movoto has also worked out Barbie's dream house in Malibu would cost a little under $18,000.
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