It took seven years and US$ 66.5 million to build his home. Its value is now US$ 131 million. Gates is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of US$ 107 billion.
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’ Technology
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 US$ 110 billion, he can easily afford such house.
The house is graded as an Exceptional Property. Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake near the city of Seattle. It is the second-
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 house’ annual tax bill:
the House’ Garage
The house’s garages can accommodate 23 cars. You can find some (interior) photos and engineering details of the 1,900 square-
The house’ library is very large. It houses the Codex Leicester. It is a Manuscript written by Leonardo DaVinci. 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 US$ 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.
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