Video Game Designer Selling Custom Manor

Richard Garriott, a video game designer and entrepreneur, is selling his custom-made manor, which seems like it better belongs in one of Garriott's video games and not in Austin, Texas. Garriott's home, named Brittania Manor II, was custom built in 1987 and is available to the next King or Queen willing to shell out their $4.1 million fortune. View the listing.

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Richard Garriott, a video game designer and entrepreneur, is selling his custom-made manor, which seems like it better belongs in one of Garriott's video games and not in Austin, Texas. Garriott's home, named Brittania Manor II, was custom built in 1987 and is available to the next King or Queen willing to shell out their $4.1 million fortune. View the listing.
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Brittania Manor is chock full of decorative pieces inspired by Medieval times, including the life-size knight in shining armor apparel situated in the estate's living room.
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Located in Austin, Texas, the home itself measures 5,900 square feet. It was named after the castle of Lord British, ruler of Britannia, who is Garriott's alter ego in the Ultimate computer role playing game series he created, reports Realtor.com.
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A view of the dining room, which offers access to the spacious private terrace.
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A look at the kitchen that features a center island and breakfast bar, dark wooden cabinetry, and a large painting of a castle adorning the far wall.
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Every manor requires a King and Queen to rule the estate. Here is the master suite, which comes with a bed with an oversized carved wooden headboard.
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Garriott not only well-known in the gaming community, but in 2008 he traveled aboard Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station as a self-funded tourist.
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Head on upstairs where the medieval/manor theme is in full effect with the colorful stained glass windows that are sourced from an abandoned church.
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The manor itself boasts two solar arrays, which produce so much electricity that the excess is sold back to the city. An environmentally friendly house with a built-in way to make a few extra bucks? We're sold.
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A stacked stone wall surrounds the black spiral staircase.
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A look at the massive wine cellar.
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The custom-made residence features three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Garriott made this one-of-a-kind abode to fit his every whimsical need back in 1987.
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The space-traveling enthusiast (and son of astronaut Owen Garriott) spent 12 full days in space. His love of outer space is exemplified in this room, Garriott's home office.
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The awesome swimming pool spans both indoor and outdoors. Step through the door to the outside, or, if you're already wet, merely swim through the small hole to access the outdoor portion of the swimming pool.
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Not every manor has a water slide, but looking at this sweet one, which is suspended from the third story of the house, we think they all should.
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The home is situated on close to four acres that overlook downtown Austin.
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The garage can hold up to five cars.
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Take a stroll through the lush four-acre grounds, or head on up to the top of the house, which boasts an observatory with 360-degree views of the city.
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No need to visit any public park when you have one right in your own backyard.
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A manor sure isn't complete without griffin statues perched on the roof.
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