Bill Gates' house

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Gates' residence
Bill Gates' House
General information
TypeHome
Architectural stylePacific lodge, extensively automated
LocationMedina, Washington, USA
Coordinates47°37′40″N 122°14′31″W / 47.62778°N 122.24195°W / 47.62778; -122.24195Coordinates: 47°37′40″N 122°14′31″W / 47.62778°N 122.24195°W / 47.62778; -122.24195
Governing bodyPrivate
Technical details
Structural systemEarth-sheltered
 
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Gates' residence
Bill Gates' House
General information
TypeHome
Architectural stylePacific lodge, extensively automated
LocationMedina, Washington, USA
Coordinates47°37′40″N 122°14′31″W / 47.62778°N 122.24195°W / 47.62778; -122.24195Coordinates: 47°37′40″N 122°14′31″W / 47.62778°N 122.24195°W / 47.62778; -122.24195
Governing bodyPrivate
Technical details
Structural systemEarth-sheltered

Bill Gates' house is a large mansion in the side of a hill which overlooks Lake Washington in Medina, Washington, United States of America. The 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2) mansion is noted for its design and the technology it incorporates. It is nicknamed Xanadu 2.0[1] after the title character's estate in Citizen Kane. It took 7 years to build and cost $63 million.

In 2009, property taxes were reported to be US $1.063 million on a total assessed value of US$147.5 million.[2]

Design and features[edit source | edit]

The mansion is a modern design in the Pacific lodge style, with classic features such as a big private library with a dome shaped roof and oculus.[3][4] The house also features an estate-wide server system, a 60-foot (18 m) swimming pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) gym, a 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) dining room, and heated floors and driveways.[5] Guests wear pins that automatically adjust temperature, music, and lighting based on guest's preferences upon entering a room.[6] It is also an earth-sheltered house.[7]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Folkers, Richard (1997-11-23). "Bill Gates' stately pleasure dome and futuristic home". 
  2. ^ Anderson, Rick (2008-05-16). "Taxman Cometh". Seattle Weekly. 
  3. ^ "Technology: Bill Gates' House". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Pool Building". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  5. ^ ""coverage of the Gates' Medina, Washington estate"". Forbes. May 22, 2002. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://sun-surfer.com/bill-gates-house-209.html
  7. ^ Paterson, Thane (2000-06-13). "Advice for Bill Gates: A Little Culture Wouldn't Hurt". Business Week. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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