How much would you pay to live in Stormwind Keep?
World of Warcraft has tons of iconic locations, one of them being Stormwind's idyllic castle, Stormwind Keep. Recently, Movoto, a blog focused on the lighter side of reality, did some research to find the value of Stormwind Keep. They found that the home of King Varian Wrynn is worth an estimated $10.3 million.
In order to find out just how much Stormwind Keep is worth, $10,392,742 to be exact, the guys at Movoto took several things in to account, like the size of Stormwind Keep, where it would be located in the real world, and the cost per square foot for similar real estate in that location.
First they determined that WoW's Stormwind Castle is about 47,219 square feet by using photos and exploring every inch of the castle itself in-game. Next, they found a similar castle in Wales and learned that real estate in that area is worth $218 per square foot. Once they pieced their information together they were able to come up with a property price of $10,392,742.
While $10 million might not seem like that much for a castle, consider that Stormwind Keep is only a one story building and really only has a courtyard, main hallway, petitioner's chamber, throne room, war room, garden, and library.
Nevertheless, it's a really fun thing to think about, and to make it even more enjoyable, the guys at Movoto have produced an infographic detailing their study. Check it out below.
Thanks for the tip, Nick!