Notch Mansion Minecraft
A picture of Notch's new abode.John Aaroe Group

Minecraft creator and Mojang founder Markus 'Notch' Persson has wasted no time spending his part of the $2.5 billion (£1.5bn) Microsoft dropped to buy the hit video game series and its developer for earlier this year.

Notch outbid US power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z to buy a Los Angeles mansion worth $70 million (£44.7m), according to Polygon.

It is the highest price ever paid for a home in Beverly Hills.

The deal includes "luxury furnishings" and cases of Dom Perignon. The mansion has a 54-foot automated glass door which opens into an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains and a view of downtown LA and the Pacific Ocean.

Last night Notch tweeted a picture of himself chilling out at his new home.

"Marcus fell in love with the house, its sleek contemporary design and its spectacular panoramic views that sweep from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean," said Katia De Los Reyes of property firm John Aaroe Group.

"The fact that the house also was completely furnished in such great style was another major selling point for him."

Notch left Mojang following Microsoft's takeover having earned approximately $1.75 billion (£1.1bn) from his 70% stake in the company he started.

Yesterday Microsoft revealed their first major move as owners of the Minecraft license when Telltale Games and Mojang jointly-announced a new narrative-driven game based on the series and set in its blocky world.

The race is now on to recreate the mansion in Minecraft.