TheMOVOTO BLOGhas a series of reasonably intelligent analytical articles that piece apart these fictional locations in an attempt to put a real-world price on the expensive real estate.
For example, the CLUE MANSION (where Mr. Boddy was so unceremoniously murdered), must contain a kitchen, study, ballroom, conservatory, billiard room, library, hall, lounge, and dining room — not to mention the secret passageways. Along the way, they also determined that the mansion must have a minimum of eight bedrooms.
With all this information (and more), Movoto determined that the CLUE mansion would cost somewhere around $4.45 million dollars in the real world.
Other fantasy real estate analysis they’ve looked at include:
The Barbie Dreamhouse
Batman’s Wayne Manor
Cost of living at 123 Sesame Street
What Web Watch loved most was the thought that went into figuring out how much Super Mario Brothers’ BOWSERS CASTLE cost, based on equating the size of a Super Mario gold coin to famed actor Bob Hoskins, then using that ratio to work out the building size with the cost of a Bob Hoskins-sized gold coin.