Many have tried to get into Darth Vader’s mind, including, most notably, his creator, George Lucas, who made three prequel films showing the once imposing Star wars wicked as course de pod, baby murder, hate sand youth. Now, enterprising fans keen to live more literally in the Dark Lord’s noggin and have $ 4.3 million in reserve can purchase a house designed to look like his spooky space helmet.
“The House of Darth Vader”, according to his list on the Sotheby’s real estate site and a post on Boing Boing, was built in 1992 by Dr Jean Cukier, a presumably wealthy man whose riches allowed him to build a house modeled after one of pop culture’s most recognizable symbols of cartoonish evil.
Located in Houston, Texas, Dr. Cukier’s insane experiment resulted in a 7,040 square foot house that was supposed to resemble Darth Vader’s helmet and essentially looks like a bizarre post-war museum building that was abandoned in a suburb. It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, central air conditioning and a four-car garage. It’s also located in the Houston Independent School District, in case that’s a concern for evil Sith shoppers who want to make sure their nefarious children are properly educated.
The list builds on its reputation, claiming the house is “known to many as ‘The Dark Vader House’” and calling it a “contemporary masterpiece. [that] is not to be missed. He adds unnecessarily enough that there is “nothing else like it in the region.” As for the price: $ 4.3 million can be a lot of money, but it’s a drop in the bucket for the incredible sums that hoarding wealth Star wars fans will have to spend if they want to get all the way and truly, fully embody their evil hero.
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