Bill Gates' House
Known as the world's richest man, Bill Gates and his family live
in the suburb of Medina, Washington, in an exquisite huge residence
at the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington. His house stretches
for more than 66,000 square foot which is equivalent to 1.5 acres.
Bill Gates' House
The house is
extremely lavish with rooms that include more than seven
bedrooms, six kitchens, 24 bathrooms and seven fireplaces.
The residence has been designed in a very contemporary fashion
in a Pacific lodge style. However, it has high-tech electronic
systems almost everywhere throughout the house which make a great
interior design. In fact, the house looks just like an 18th century
mansion with its huge private library and dome reading room. The
house is a beautiful collaboration of classic flavors, unique
qualities and fine styling.
One of the most noteworthy elements of his home is the revolving
work of art that has been integrated into the home for the latest
and the most contemporary conveniences. The floors for example
are pressure sensitive, which means that at any given time anyone
who sets their foot on the floor can be analyzed by the security
system and the security can know who has entered the residence
by analyzing their footstep and weight.
As expected from one of the greatest geniuses in this modern
era, the light system in the house has been fully automated. The
lights would automatically turn on the moment you step in. The
speakers and sound system inside the home is hidden beneath the
wallpapers so that you may feel the music to fill the ambience
and flow from one room to another. Completely portable touchpads
have been integrated that would control everything from the lights,
temperature and TV sets which would dim and brighten to fit the
occasion or match the exterior lights.
Aerial view of Bill Gates' Home
A microchip has been installed at the entrance so that it can
survey the visitors and their details when they enter the residence.
The chip sends signals throughout the home, so that people inside
the house may know who has come. The microchip is also responsible
for taking orders from the homeowner to change the room's temperature
and other conditions.
Bill Gates' house also has a 60 foot massive swimming pool with
an underwater music system. A glass has been installed under the
water where swimmers can dive through and emerge through a terrace.
The pool also has a locker room that has two bath and for showers.
As of 2009, the property taxes on the home were recorded to be
USD 1.063 million with a total value of the property being $147.5