World's Priciest Fake Homes

Forbes list features fake mansions from movies, books, and video games
By Kristina Loew,  Newser User
Posted Dec 25, 2008 1:53 PM CST
Montgomery Burns' House.    (Matt Groenig and Fox Television)
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(Newser) Forbes has put together its first list of the world’s most-expensive fictional homes. Including literature, video games, and Monopoly, the editors had a few ground rules—no castles, and take it easy on the country estates.

  • Xanadu, $135 million: A perfect mountaintop retreat for Citizen Kane, “a tragically flawed media mogul."
  • Burns Manor, $127 million: Montgomery Burns' “cartoonishly lavish” Simpsons manse includes 1,000 typing monkeys and the biggest TV set on the planet.

  • Corleone Compound, $66.6 million: A Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Godfather retreat perfect for dodging bullets. Can’t guarantee owners’ safety once they leave the fortified gates.
  • Croft Manor, $46.1 million: Tomb Raider headquarters eatures a library, pool house and a maze of gardens. Sorry, Angelina Jolie not included.
  • Beverly Hillbillies Mansion, $31.2 million: “Built-in gun racks and spacious kitchen specially modified for "critter-frying."
Check out the entire list at the link below.