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Ken & Roberta Williams' (Sierra) House for Sale

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Taluntain, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I'm surprised anything in Oakhurst is worth $1.8M, it's not exactly on the beaten path unless you're going to Yosemite, but 6.6 thousand square feet on 5 and three quarter acres is a lot of house.
     
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    Wonder how it's been doing in fire season . . . Not sure I would pony up that kind of money for a house that close to forests given what we've had going the past few years.
     
  4. Taluntain

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    If you can work from home and love nature it's a pretty sweet piece of property, but I can imagine city dwellers wouldn't want to spend more than a (short) vacation there. You can always buy it as just a holiday cottage, though. :shake: Fires definitely could be an issue, too, yea...
     
  5. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I've been wondering if they actually built the house or bought it from previous owners, so a bit of googling revealed that they had it built for themselves. And that a few months back, it was selling for $2,3 million! Ouch, I guess the market in Oakhurst isn't doing very well. With all the publicity that this house has been getting in various gaming news outlets, you'd think that a rich Sierra gaming fan would have come along by now and snatched it up.

    A few more articles here:

    https://kotaku.com/for-only-2-3-million-you-can-buy-the-house-built-by-si-1840016193
    https://screenrant.com/sierra-adventure-game-icons-ken-roberta-williams-home-sale/
    https://gamerant.com/sierra-founder-house-sale/
    https://kakuchopurei.com/2019/11/25...t-sierra-founders-roberta-ken-williams-built/

    I wonder what the Williamses sold it for initially...

    Edit: found it in the comments: "Built in 1984, sold in 2001 for $420,000. Nice appreciation."

    Oh, wow.
     
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