Someone once said “There’s a difference between being rich and being wealthy” That’s obviously true if you ever imagined how the second richest man on earth lives?
You’ll be left speechless if you try looking for an outrageous term to scale Bill Gate’s House because if there’s actually any word to describe the Billionaire’s house, the word is no other than crazy.
Being the richest man on earth isn’t so much a pain in the ass. Since money isn’t the problem you can always afford the best of cars, wear crazy Italian clothing and live in the best houses money can build. Finding it hard to believe, ask Mayweather who’s net worth is “just” $560 million compared to Bill Gates. Still hard to believe? Then check out these crazy facts about Bill Gates house.
It is true the way business magnate Bill Gates live is beyond comprehension for people.
You can tweak your imagination to all levels it could form a warren of possibilities of mind-blowing facts about Bill Gates’ house.
How he spends his time and the number of features Bill Gates’ house currently has is absolutely worth your attention because it consists supreme integration of technology. It’s a whole masterpiece that can only be carried out by the likes of Bill Gates.
With a net worth of $83.7 billion, Bill Gates’ way of living in his house should not surprise you. However, there are houses of other rich people that would cost remarkably the same but they are not as smart, as technologically driven and simply not Bill Gates-like in any terms.
Do you have a name of your house? His house is named Xanadu 2.0, took 7 years to build and the cost amassed as high as $63 million. Spread across 66,000 square feet, Bill Gates’ house is absolutely massive!
•You can change the artwork on the walls with just the touch of a button.
•The pool also has its own underwater music system.
The 60-foot pool is located in its own separate, 3,900-square-foot building. People in the pool could swim underneath a glass wall to come up to a terrace area on the outside.
There’s also a locker room with four showers and two baths.
•The house has 24 bathrooms, 10 of which are full baths.
Those bathrooms would definitely be useful if Gates were throwing such a big party. Otherwise, it seems a little over-the-top.
•There’s a total of six kitchens.
They’re situated at different parts of the house so staff can be ready for any event.
1. IF YOU ARE BILL GATES’ GUEST, YOU CAN MONITOR THE CLIMATE AND LIGHTING OF THE PLACE YOU ARE STAYING IN.
Talk about hospitality, it’s achieved on a Bill-Gates-level. A high-tech sensor system allows a guest to monitor lighting and climate of the room they are present in. If a guest arrives in the guest house, they are handed over a pin that is responsive to sensors presented all across the guest house.
A guest can simply enter the temperature and tweak lighting to their preferences. Settings change of every place as they enter and move around. Even music follows you from one room to another. This is like living a dream.
2. THERE IS AN ARTIFICIAL STREAM WITH LIVE FISH
You can find anything there, so let’s not forget marine life. The artificial stream is a work of genius dedicated for a purpose. It was created to address any runoff problems that the entire state’s giant walls may have created. The water of the artificial stream is kept stocked with fish such as Trout and Salmon.
3. WITH A TOUCH OF A BUTTON, YOU CAN CHANGE THE ARTWORK ON THE WALLS
You may have issues with the paintings in your house. There would probably be a conflict of interest or simply you just don’t like some artwork on the walls. There’s not much you can do about it other than tossing it away and hanging your favorite collection but that’s not impossible with your mom and dad keeping you from touching their favorite stuff. Such things don’t happen in Bill Gates’ house; of course, it’s Bill Gates.
Over $80,000 worth of screens installed all around the house make magic happen. Anyone there can change the display. They can set their favorite artworks, images or whatever they like. Storage devices present to store the family’s favorite artworks are worth $150,000. Think about the terabytes!
4. IT USES ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS TO OVERCOME HEAT LOSS
It’s a genius house, mate. It is well driven in technology but it doesn’t hamper the environment. It’s environmentally friendly as you could think. Xanadu 2.0 is earth-sheltered, meaning that it is built to regulate the temperature efficiently. You can see the tall trees surrounding it grown to prevent heat loss.
5. UNDERWATER MUSIC SYSTEM IN THE POOL
A whole building spread over 3,900 square feet to accommodate the 60 feet pool. Insane!
One can swim under a wall of glass to come up to an area having a terrace outside. Imagine swimming with your favorite music playing!
6. THE RECEPTION HALL CAN FIT 200 GUESTS
Sounds like a parliament room! If there’s a party, dinner or any occasion, the reception hall is the right place to host any extravagant feast. It goes 2,300 square feet and can sit over 200 guests. Imagine wanting to talk from one end to another, you’ll need a mike.
•There’s also 6 feet wide, limestone fireplace on one wall and adjacent to it is another wall having a 22 feet video screen.
•All together, Gates’ garages can accommodate up to 23 cars.
7. YOU CAN PARK UP TO 23 CARS IN BILL GATES’ HOUSE’S GARAGES
There are several different garages located at different points around the property. The most interesting one, however, is an underground cave made out of concrete and stainless steel. That garage alone can park 10 cars. Some of the concrete was purposely broken to give it a rough, “deconstructivist” look.
•Gates has a favorite tree, and it’s monitored electronically 24 hours a day.
He reportedly became fond of a 40-year-old maple tree that grew close to the home’s driveway. It’s monitored by computer, and if at any point it becomes too dry, water is automatically pumped into it.
•The sand on Gates’ beach is imported from the Caribbean.
The lakefront shore contains sand that’s delivered in large quantities by a barge from St. Lucia each year.
•Someone once paid $35,000 just to tour it.
Microsoft holds an auction each year, where employees donate products and services to be bid on. Proceeds go to the company’s charitable fund.
•Gates has donated private tours of Xanadu 2.0 in the past. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, a Microsoft employee once won the tour with a bid of $35,000.