Xanadu 2.0: Bill Gates’ Tech-Infused Mansion
Xanadu 2.0 is the name given to Bill Gates’ extravagant home, inspired by the fictional estate of Charles Foster Kane from the 1941 film Citizen Kane. The name Xanadu is derived from the ancient city, known for its splendor and opulence.
The Pacific Lodge-style mansion was designed by renowned firms James Cutler Architects and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
Renowned for its advanced technology, Xanadu 2.0 features a central computer that controls home automation, adjusting lighting, temperature, and music when a guest enters a room. With a net worth of $131 billion, Gates can easily afford such a technologically sophisticated home.
The 48,000-square-foot mansion boasts 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, a 20-person home cinema, and a 60-foot swimming pool with an underwater sound system and a glass wall. The pool’s locker room features 4 showers and 2 baths.
Exceptional Lake Washington Property
Xanadu 2.0 is recognized as an Exceptional Property, its location is near Lake Washington, the second-largest natural lake in the state of Washington, close to the city of Seattle. According to BusinessInsider, the mansion has computer screens throughout, displaying art or photos, and its reception hall can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Annual Tax Bill
The annual property tax bill for Xanadu 2.0 amounts to over $1.1 million per year, reflecting the luxurious nature of Gates’ residence.
The house’ annual tax bill:
Bill Gates House Tax specification
Expansive Garage and Notable Features
Xanadu 2.0’s spacious garages can house up to 23 cars. Interior photos and engineering details of the 1,900 square-foot guest house can be found here, and more information about the entire property is available here.
Impressive Library and Codex Leicester
The mansion’s extensive library houses the valuable Codex Leicester, a manuscript penned by Leonardo Da Vinci, valued at over $30 million. The library’s ceiling also features an inscription of a quote from The Great Gatsby: “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.”
Private Tunnel Access
Guests arrive at Xanadu 2.0 through a private tunnel built in 2006 under Highway 106, providing easy access to the property. The $2 million tunnel was financed by Watermark Estate Services.
Florida Equestrian Residence
In 2013, Gates purchased an $8.7 million equestrian estate in Wellington, Florida, featuring a showjumping area and a 20-stall barn. The Gates family uses this property when their daughter, Jennifer Katharine Gates, trains for her successful showjumping career. Gates also owns the Evergates Stables.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much is Bill Gates’s most expensive house?
His Xanadu 2.0 home 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.
Does the house have a trampoline room?
Yes, Bill Gates confirmed in an interview that the house’s gym does include a trampoline.
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