bfv mentioned the phrase a couple days ago, so I thought I'd riff. Especially as someone who really wanted a missile silo until I, too, discovered that missile silos - at least the ones that weren't dug up and repurposed - tended to be built in places you'd never want to live.

But fear not: actual supervillain real estate can be had, and it doesn't suck. It's not cheap, though.

First up, the Elrod House, from Diamonds are Forever:

Recently sold for about $8m, it has the benefit of being in Palm Springs and the benefit of not selling for the $16m it was asking two years ago.

If that's a little rich for your blood, there's always the Volcano house in Joshua Tree, which just sold for a mere $650,000.

For true supervillain cachet, though, it's tough to beat the Ennis House by Frank Lloyd Wright:

...other than the $6m or so worth of restoration it needs. However, the company you're in includes -

- Blade Runner

- Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- Black Rain

- The Glimmer Man

- Twin Peaks

- The Rocketeer

- South Park (fer real)

and I've run out of time but I'm pretty sure there's more. Feel free to add your own.


francopoli:

I need to win the lottery and build a castle. If I am going to go super villain digs, to hell with that second hand garbage, I'm gonna go New.

1.6 million not far from Tuscon, AZ which, let's be honest, is better than BFE Maine and Kansas.


posted by kleinbl00: 829 days ago