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Lord British's House is for Sale

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Muck, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Muck

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    For the low low price of 4 million gold! Er...dollars :)

    I'm surprised it's not goin for more to be honest, that's an awesome house, I took a virtual tour many years ago, and the property is just beautiful.

    I just hope the new owners appriciate Richards sense of style :)
     
  3. Mirt

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    Is he moving into that new house he was building or is he short on money?
     
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    Taxes 58k a year
     
  5. iamSnippa

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    I hope they play UO!
     
  6. Evlar

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    Someone better buy it quick, otherwise it might decay, fall, then all his shizzle will be all over the ground! :p
     
  7. retrorider

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    Yep, if they don't like it they will surely be stuck as the original plans for the house have been lost so any further modifications will be impossible to make.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I remember reading about this place when he first built it. Man I wish I could buy it... and move it to Chicago, because I am NOT interested in moving to Texas! ;)

    Hee Haw Paladin!:gun:
     
  9. Kayne

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    So many parts of that house scream UO its unreal
     
  10. hen

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    Sounds like the new wife is ruling with an iron fist. The UO house has to go!
     
  11. Muck

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    When will it go idoc? Is there good loot in the house? :)
     
  12. Kayne

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    Muck take a look at the pictures in the link if you didnt already. I would buy it if i had money
     
  13. Mapper

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    Totally.. very jealous, Stunning property..
     
  14. Kayne

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    Need to win the Euromillions and fast - i'll be making a long distance phone call like a shot
     
  15. Woodsman

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    Actually I think he had two houses at one point, and was trying to get rid of the old one. I haven't looked to see which one this is, but I'm guessing it's the older one.

    The newer one has an area for jousting competitions: Lysts on the Lake
     
  16. Kayne

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    If its the older one and he already got the other he has a week to get rid or it falls with all his stuff inside
     
  17. Woodsman

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    Built in 1987, so it's the old one:

    TravisCAD Detail - Prop_ID 142333

    The new one is where he built the jousting area, but I didn't know he finished it - it had been on hold when he was doing the space stuff. The new one looks a lot more like a castle.
     
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    Woodsman..I don't know whether to be impressed or REALLY creeped out that you have that much detailed information about his house :spider:

    Stalker much?

    Still very cool, and interesting that it was appraised at only $637,000.00.
     
  19. Kayne

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    Woodsman is the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to UO dev's
     
  20. Lady Storm

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    Richard is getting married if not already married. It might be that his lady might not wish to live in texas. And yes if i had that kind of cash Id buy the place in a heart beat. It's always been a great looking home, and all the secret places he put in .... its my kind of castle!
     
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    How about we get 40 people together and each chip in 100k and use it like a timeshare? We each get 1 week a year and we rent out the other 12 to pay the taxes?

    I've got 100k to chip in. Who's with me?

    Would be fun to spend a week a year in the house. :) Can't really move to Tx at the moment...
     
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    Ya it's nice but nothing works right and the furniture doesn't fit properly. =)
     
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    Funny, I lost my virginity in that neighborhood back in the 80's. There were no houses at the time, just a street with empty lots.
     
  24. Woodsman

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    heh, no, we've been looking at buying a house and are very familiar with the TravisCAD.org website, way too familiar. It's very shocking how much houses list for and what they are appraised at, although I think $637,000 has to be just for the house itself and not the four acres, because with four acres, I'm surprised a developer doesn't buy it and tear the house down and turn it into four or more lots. That happens a lot in Austin.

    Next May, those of you who are able, should come to Garriott's new house/castle to see the jousting tournament. It's pretty badass, a lot of people don't realize there is a professional circuit of people who joust.
     
  25. Woodsman

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    I'm pretty sure I found it in the '90s in that same neighborhood, but I was drunk at the time.
     
  26. AesSedai

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    - Aye, I have to refer to appraisal sites daily myself (am not in real estate). I have a feeling the lots next to the main address are likely a part of what's being sold (it adds up to ~ 4 acres and a bit more than ~$650K.. searched with 'Garriott').

    Woodsman, thx for the joust link; hadn't heard that one. Good stuff.
    I remember talking to Mr G about some of the amenities he has in his new-er pad.. very nice. This old shanty ain't too shabby either; not at all.
     
  27. Woodsman

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    I didn't notice that about the adjoining lots - Garriott deserves some praise for that, a lot of people would sell them off individually and make more money.
     
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    That house is a stucco nightmare.
     
  29. Muck

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    Both Houses could be Grandfathered :eek:)
     
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    Hmm, housing wasn't like that when he left I don't think... so I don't think those rules apply to his house, I think the old rules apply...
    So as long as he still visits it, it'll stay refreshed and not fall!
     
  31. Kayne

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    :D Im sure you shouldnt go around admitting that

    Not entirely you should admit to being the one who found it either :p

    This could be very true I forgot about those really old houses

    Ah but if he does a house transfer then does it stay under the old rules?
     
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    *bumps for the week end*
     
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    Appliances/Equipment: Built-In Oven, Cook Top, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Downdraft, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator Sub-Zero Type, Self Cleaning Oven, Updated A/C Unit (> 12 Seer)


    Of course Lord British's air conditioner is Seer!





    (yes yes yes, I'm aware that it stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
     
  34. AesSedai

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    - Aye, and I laughed at the inefficiency when I read that.. I see solar panels, yet only >12 SEER? -Sheesh.
    Ah well, why upgrade when it doesn't add to resale value for squat and merely lessens kilowatts used and cash spent; it doesn't save enough money to upgrade your SEER unless you intend to be there for more than a few years afterwards (~hrm, a UO parallel? -not sure..).

    Can I get a free tour without a background check if I express interest? I am certainly intersted.
     
  35. sirion

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    need to have more info before I can evaluate buying:

    comes with any artifacts? what's the PK population? any Gypsy tent spawn?
    and can I mark recall rune in the backyard?
     
  36. JC the Builder

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    They implemented a new ruleset so he had to move.