Bill Gates’ house is built on a hill in King County, Medina overlooking Lake Washington. According to the county’s 2012 tax records the house has a value of USD 120 million. With a net worth of US$ 89 billion he can easily afford such house. The house was designed by James Cutler Architects and Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson, in a Pacific Lodge style.
The house is known for its technology. The house features home automation with a central computer adjusting lighting, temperature and music when a guest enters a room.
The house is graded as an Exceptional Property. Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake near the city of Seattle. It is the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington. According to BusinessInsider the house has computer screens throughout the house, displaying art of photos, and the pool has .
The house’ library is very large. It houses the Codex Leicester, a Manuscript written by Leonardo DaVinci. The Codex has a value of more than US$ 30 million.
In 2013 he acquired a US$ 8.7 million Wellington, Florida mansion. The house has extensive equestrian facilities, such as a show jumping area and a 20 stall barn. The family uses the house when their daughter Jennifer is training for her successful show jumping career.
But there’s more!
Gates owns many cars. His Medina mansion has a garage for 23 cars. Enough room for his car collection. And with his wealth he can afford every car he desires.
Gates has also been seen driving a Mercedes S Class and a BMW 7 series. And of course he is driven around in limousines often. As far as we know is does not own any real exotic cars, like a Rolls Royce or a Bentley. And besides his Porsches he does not seem to own other sports cars like Ferrari or Lamborghini. He is rumored to own a Chevrolet Corvette.
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