He is the richest man in the world and you cannot expect anything less from a man when it comes to his house. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, has a mansion worth $123 million and you will get very very jealous after seeing the interiors.
With 24 bathrooms, six kitchens, an enormous library, a garage (which can hold upto 23 cars!), a pool with an underwater music system and a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling, this 66,000 sq ft seven bedroom mansion is a city of its own. Apart from these, other interesting features include the change of artwork on the walls with a switch, a 40 year old maple tree (his favourite!) which is electronically monitored 24 hours a day (say, if at any point it becomes dry, water is automatically pumped into it!) and the sand on Gates’ beach which is imported from the Caribbean. Crazy stats, phew!
This property is worth Rs $123 million. Gates had purchased this for just $2 million in 1988.
The house was built with 500-year-old Douglas fir trees. 300 construction workers labored on the home – 100 of whom were electricians.
Gates has done everything in his power to ensure his dream home doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment.
With six kitchens scattered across the house and a private chef on call 24 hours a day to ensure Gates and his guests are well-fed and content, it’s no surprise that the dining rooms at Xanadu 2.0 are just as plentiful and exquisite.
The grand staircase pictured here features a modern and streamlined design incorporating steel, wood and glass elements seen throughout the rest of the house.
The heart of the mansion features a stunning pool lined with fountains, palm trees and rustic art that make relaxation instant and easy.
Even taking a quick dip in the pool is an exquisite experience with an underwater sound system that blasts the music of your choice.
The Rooftop patio offers breathtaking views of the city.
Built with high-tech temperature controls in the floor and ceiling, the private deck feels like a home within a home whose vibrant blue pool, blazing fire pit, lounge chairs and plush outdoor bed can be enjoyed rain or shine, all year long.
A 2,300 square-foot reception hall can seat 150 guests for a sit-down dinner or 200 for a lively cocktail party.
Features like a 6-foot wide limestone fireplace and a 22-foot wide display of 24 40-inch television monitors make this one of the most high-tech reception rooms in the state of Washington.
The Garage can accomodate 23 cars in total. One of the most interesting garages is an underground cave that holds 10 cars between its concrete and stainless steel walls that give it a rough deconstructed feel of a genuine “man cave”.
The 1,900 square-foot guest house was the first building constructed on the property and features a modern kitchen, living area, luxurious bedroom and spacious bathroom.
The plush and royale Movie Theater also consists of a popcorn machine that makes your movie experience even more luxurious.
The 2,100 square-foot private library consists of domed roof and two secret bookcases (one of which reveals a hidden bar).
The Dust Room consists of exposed wood beam ceilings and a unique stone grey fireplace make this a stunning room to enjoy even the rainiest Seattle days.
There are a total of 6 kitchens in the house so that the staff can be ready for any event.
Why not arrive in style by boat? Yes, you can even visit the mansion in your own boat.
The living room features a massive aquarium. From dolphins and whales to sea creatures and sharks, Gates went to great lengths to ensure that the marine inhabitants would thrive and never do harm to one another.
A Microsoft employee donated $35,000 during Microsoft’s annual charitable auction for a private tour of more rooms like this in Xanadu 2.0.
The house features a high-tech sensor system that allows guests to control the temperature and lighting simply by walking into a room.
The Master Bathroom is as big as you can imagine. There are a total of 24 bathrooms in the whole mansion.
These sinks in the master bathroom most likely cannot be found anywhere else than in the Gates home. Wall-mounted fixtures extend to an oval ring that distributes the water in a funnel-shape.
The floors throughout the entire house are pressure sensitive and allow for security to know exactly which family member or guest is in the residence simply by the weight of their footsteps.
The swimming pool has its own underwater music system.
One of the most breathtaking views from the Gates mansion is on the top floor of the house which offers exquisite views of Lake Washington and Seattle.