The house is referred to as Xanadu 2.0. Xanadu is the fictional estate of Charles Foster Kane. He is the title character of the film Citizen Kane (1941). The estate derives its name from the ancient city of Xanadu. Xanadu is known for its splendor.
Design of the 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. The computer is adjusting lighting, temperature and music when a guest enters a room.
With a net worth of $131 billion, he can easily afford such a house.
The 48,000-square-foot (4.400 m2) house features 7 bedrooms, 24 baths, and a 20 person home cinema. And a 60-foot (18 m) swimming pool with an underwater Sound System and a glass wall. The pool’s locker room has 4 showers and 2 baths.
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. The screens are displaying art or photos. The reception hall can accommodate up to 200 guests.
The annual tax bill is more than $ 1.1 million per year.
The house’ annual tax bill:
Bill Gates House Tax specification
The house’s garages can accommodate 23 cars. You can find some (interior) photos and engineering details of the 1,900 square-foot guest house here. And you find more information about the whole property here.
The house’s library is very large. It houses the Codex Leicester. It is a Manuscript written by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Codex has a value of more than US$ 30 million. The library has a Great Gatsby quote inscribed on the ceiling. “He had come a long way to this blue lawn. And his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.”
A Private Tunnel
Guests arrive through a private tunnel. The tunnel was built in 2006 under Highway 106. To give easy access to the house. The US$ 2 million tunnel was paid for by Watermark Estate Services.
In 2013 Gates acquired a $8.7 million Wellington, Florida mansion. The house has extensive equestrian facilities. Such as a showjumping area and a 20 stall barn.
The Gates family uses the house when their daughter Jennifer Katharine Gates is training. For her successful showjumping career. Gates also owns the Evergates Stables.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much is Bill Gates most expensive house?
His Xanadu 2.0 is valued at $131 million.
How many rooms does Bill Gates house have?
The house has seven bedrooms.
How much is Gates annual property tax?
The annual tax bill is $1.2 million.
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