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Real estate website prices World Of Warcraft’s Stormwind Keep at $10.2 million, or one-tenth of Hyrule Castle

By Ryan Smith • June 6, 2013

Home values may be stabilizing in the real world, but the real estate market appears busted in World of Warcraft’s Azeroth. The novelty real estate blog on the very real real estate website Movoto did some number crunching and estimated that Stormwind Keep is only worth $10.2 million, or about half of what Matt Damon is asking for his seven bedroom Miami Beach bungalow. Movoto says they made the valuation by estimating the size of the castle and then finding a real-world equivalent in Wales (“Castle Capital of the World!”) to calculate a price-per-square footage.

Ten million might sound low for King Varian Wynn’s crib, but at “only” 47,000 square feet, Stormwind Keep really isn’t much more than a glorified World Of Warcraft wedding chapel. Plus, with all of the Alliance heroes running around looking for quests, privacy is next to nil. In comparison, Movoto listed the Ocarina Of Time version of The Legend Of Zelda’s Hyrule Castle at a whopping $113 million, which is about what the asking price of the White House might be.

But take heart, World Of Warcraft real estate agents, it could be worse. You could be trying to sell zombie-dog-infested Spencer Mansion from Resident Evil for $1.7 million.

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Screenshot of Stormwind Keep by DeviantArt user TiberiumSum.

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11 Responses to “Real estate website prices World Of Warcraft’s Stormwind Keep at $10.2 million, or one-tenth of Hyrule Castle”

  1. George_Liquor says:

    I think they overvalued Hyrule castle. It’s obviously in a shitty part of town, what with all the kidnappings. 

    • Citric says:

      Well it’s not their fault the security system consists of easily duped guards. Okay maybe that is their fault.

    • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

      Did you know that while Hylians and Gerudos steal pottery rupies in roughly equal numbers, Gerudos are incarcerated for 80% of the reported rupee crimes?
         Anyone who tells you there’s no such thing as an entrenched Hyrulocracy isn’t paying attention.

  2. duwease says:

    The real pain in the ass of living in Spencer Mansion is getting spare keys made.. I don’t think Home Depot does statuettes.

    • Swadian Knight says:

      That’s when there even is a key. I spent four hours pushing around suits of armor the other day just trying to unlock a bedroom door!

    • CrabNaga says:

      I think if you were looking at the Spencer Mansion, you might want to see if you can find a similar mansion that has a suitable panic room. That way you have it.

  3. Spacemonkey Mafia says:

    How much for my Lakeview Manor?  It overlooks a disbanded sacrificial alter, and you can modify it to suit.  The library can also be an armory, or a trophy room or a spare bedroom for all your adopted moppets.   It’s a completely modular.  Kind of the Levittown of Skyrim.

  4. Liam says:

    Think of all the cash you’d rake in every time you trimmed the hedges though.

  5. Isn’t the enormous underground area including functioning lab included in the Spencer Mansion deal? It’s on the grounds, right?

  6. Lord Autumn-Bottom says:

    I would think cubic feet would count for something.  Stormwind Keep has very high ceilings.