Star Wars fan selling Canton home for 666,000 Imperial Credits
Eight years ago, Ricky J. Oking purchased 6 acres in a secluded part of Canton, Georgia and started working on a one-of-a-kind home, modeled after the Death Star from the popular “Star Wars” saga.
Ricky calls himself a “Star Wars super fan” with a background in construction management. Now 52 years old, he was just 12 years old when the first film in the saga was released.
“I remember going with my dad and brother to see A New Hope at the local theater, and from that moment on, I was hooked,” he said. “I started collecting toys and posters as a kid, and as I got older, my love for Star Wars just grew.”
In 2005, after watching Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the sixth movie in the saga, Ricky said he started planning how he could build a replica of the infamous “Death Star” from the movies.
“My degree is in construction management, and I’d always been great at building things, so for fun, I started planning how I could build my own Death Star,” he said. “I never thought I’d actually build it.”
But in 2009, the perfect piece of land went up for sale in Canton, and Ricky got to work. Three years later, his very own Death Star replica home was finished. For five years, Ricky said he’s lived in his dream home, but after his elderly mother became ill, he’s decided to sell his custom home to live closer to his parents.
About the home
The house has two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, small library, and two-story living room space with a gorgeous skylight.
Ricky said what’s most important is that the house goes to another super fan who will enjoy the replica as much as he has.
“I’ll even throw in my collection of Star Wars figures, posters, and my Storm Trooper suit,” he said.
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