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Midcentury Modern Home of ‘Spongebob SquarePants’ Creator Sells in Bidding War to Billionaire (www.dirt.com)

Well, that didn’t take long. Only a month after it first popped up for sale, the stunningly preserved San Marino home of the late Stephen Hillenberg has sold for about $5.1 million in an all-cash deal — an almost unbelievable $1.1 million more than the $4 million asking price and more than double what the “Spongebob SquarePants” creator paid for the place in 2006.

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