Could the high-tech cliffside estate of "Iron Man" be yours for $117.2 million?
When billionaire playboy Tony Stark isn't off soaring through the skies fighting bad guys in his "Iron Man" suit, he likes to relax at his sprawling, modernist mansion perched atop a cliff overlooking Malibu, Calif.'s breathtaking Dume Cove. Now, what if we told you that this famous mansion could be yours for the paltry price of $117,250,000? We could tell you that, but we'd be lying. The listing for Stark's mansion that turned up on Movoto.com this week is fake.
'Iron Man', platinum house
MSN News spoke with Movoto.com content editor David Cross, who wrote up the listing for Stark's fictional mansion. He says that the company figures out the value for certain fictional homes about once every month. In coming to the price of $117.2 million, Cross used several different factors. First he looked at a house that inspired the design of Stark's mansion —architect John Lautner's "Casa Marbrisa" in Acapulco, Mexico. That house is 25,000 square feet, which seemed the perfect size for Stark's mansion, so Cross next determined the cost-per-square-foot of building a similarly sized home cliffside in Malibu. Average Malibu homes go for $3,750 per square foot, but given the incredible views of the Stark estate, it was valued at $4,690 per square foot — the result: $117,250,000.
Fake mansions of the fake stars
Stark's pad isn't the only fake mansion the folks at Movoto have put a price tag on. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from the "Harry Potter" book and film series was valued at $204.1 million, due to its epic 414,000 square feet of space. Wayne Manor, the abode of Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, would be about 42,500 square feet and would sell for $32.1 million. Howl's Moving Castle, the animated digs of Howl the wizard is a steal at $5.1 million due to its location in England and smaller size. And in a ghostly matchup between the homes of the "Adams Family" and the "Munsters" it's the Adams' that come out ahead with a $3.2 million home, versus the Munsters' $1.1 million home.
MSN NEWS & RUMORS
MSN News seeks to give up-to-date information on rumors related to current events, people or even topics/issues of interest. We'll tell you what we can confirm from the rumor mill – and what we can't. If we can’t confirm a rumor, we'll share what we do know about it.
If you have a rumor you'd like to submit for review, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MSN News on Facebook and Twitter
Stay up to date on breaking news and current events.
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/news.msn
Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/msnnews