How far will you go for the sake of fandom, or to live in your fantasy world?
A luxury medieval-inspired home in New York’s tony Hamptons — one that looks like it’s straight out of the buzzy HBO series “House of the Dragon” — has caught the attention of deep-pocketed show fans who want to make it their own, according to to Jam Press.
The outlet notes it’s believed that they’ve placed bids to purchase it, but the owner doesn’t want to budge.
That owner is Sir Ivan Wilzig — the music producer, reality television star, banking heir and philanthropist — who moved into “the Castle” in 1997. (Wilzig and his brother, Alan, created the spread after buying 5 acres of land in Water Mill (for less than $1 million in 1995.)
Ana Prado, a luxury real estate agent, told Jam Press that the 13,000-square-foot property is not officially for sale — but the right offer will be considered. Jam Press notes that the offer price seems to be in the $55 million range. Being the biggest fan of the show doesn’t count as much as money does.
“And the most surprising thing is, is that three contacts were made by ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, on account of ‘House of Dragons,'” she said. “The dragon-inspired statues and aesthetics of a medieval castle sparked this demand.”
Indeed, there are plenty of dragon statues and furnishings inspired by “Game of Thrones,” as well as artwork. The home is also said to have 10 themed rooms, two towers, a spa and an infinity pool. Outside, there’s also a fully functional faux drawbridge.
The home has long been known as a Hamptons party spot — far from your typical real-world castle.
“When you think castle, you think of Dracula or some sort of medieval stone fortress that’s solid as a rock, because it was built that way for military reasons,” Wilzig told The Post in 2011. “But instead of a cold, damp, gray stone castle, I have something that’s castle-like on the outside, but the interior is palatial. You’ll feel like you’re staying in the Waldorf-Astoria or some old European-style five-star hotel.”