Swedish Video Game Developer Markus Persson Claims Winning Bid for ‘The Top of Hillcrest’

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The Top of Hillcrest

Remember this outrageous mansion? The one that could easily pass for someone’s private mini mall/hotel, touting an $85 million price tag?

The Top of Hillcrest

Alas, the incredible estate has found a new owner.

After a bidding war with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Swedish video game developer Markus Persson has purchased “The Top of Hillcrest”—an outrageous 23,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion—for $70 million.

The home was originally listed at $85 million when it first hit the market in August, a press release from John Aaroe Group, which repped Persson in the deal, states that this “is the highest price ever paid for a home in Beverly Hills” and that the sale closed in a “lightning-fast six days.”

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The modern hilltop mansion—represented by Hilton and Hyland’s Williams & Williams team—features walls of glass, marble floors, formal living and dining rooms, family room with wet bar, gourmet kitchen, home office, recreation/game room with huge wet bar, underground garage/showroom, candy room, wine cellar, gym, home theater, and an infinity-edge swimming pool.

The Top of Hillcrest

The Top of Hillcrest

Katia De Los Reyes, who was part of the team that represented Persson commented, “Marcus fell in love with the house; its sleek contemporary design and its spectacular panoramic views that sweep from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean. The fact that the house also was completely furnished in such great style was another major selling point for him.”

The Top of Hillcrest

The furnishings which, according to Curbed, are “so beyond the realm of great style as to be laughable,” include a replica of James Dean’s motorcycle, Bentley pillows, towers of M&Ms, giant grenade art, an 18-foot onyx dining room table (with place settings by Roberto Cavalli at a cost of $3,700 each), and three high-definition 90-inch television screens that bring panoramic views of Los Angeles from the roof into the down stairs lounge,

The Top of Hillcrest

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Photographs and details courtesy of Curbed

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