Some interesting facts related to Bill Gates stately home “Xanadu 2.0”


Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and one of the world’s richest people have the world’s most luxurious private residence in the city of Washington. Bill Gates stately home is nothing less than a paradise on the shores of Lake Washington. Let’s know some interesting facts about Bill Gates’s luxurious house:-

      • The name of Bill Gates’s house near Lake Washington is Xanadu 2.0. It took Gates seven years and $63 million to build his Medina Washington, estate. The house is spread over 66,000 square feet.
      • The worth of this property is $124.99 million as of this year. Gates purchased this mansion for $2 million in 1988.
      • Bill Gates’s house has a swimming pool, 7 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, a gym in 2,500 square feet and a reception hall of 2,300 square feet.
      • The house of Bill Gates in Washington was built by architects James Cutler and the Bohlin Cywinski Jackson firm. James Cutler is considered to be the most famous architect of the Northwestern style.
      • When guests arrive, they’re given a pin that interacts with sensors located all over the house. Guests enter their temperature and lighting preferences so that the settings change as they move throughout the home. Speakers are hidden behind wallpaper allow music to follow you from room to room.
      • Bill Gates has also built a magnificent library inside the house. This library is spread over about 2,100 square feet and it cost about 190 crore rupees to build it.
      • Bill’s house has a 60 feet deep swimming pool. This pool also has an underwater music system.
      • Bill Gates’ house has been built by 300 workers. Out of 300 laborers, 100 laborers were electricians.
      • It is an “earth-sheltered” house, meaning that it’s built into its surroundings to regulate temperature more efficiently.
      • Situated around the house is $80,000 worth of computer screens display their favorite paintings or photographs, which are stored on devices worth $150,000.
      • The 60-foot pool is in its own separate, 3,900-square-foot building — the large brown building in the photo above. 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 exercise facilities total 2,500 square feet and also include a sauna, steam room, and separate men’s and women’s locker rooms.
      • The 2,300-square-foot hall could seat up to 150 people for a dinner party, or 200 people standing up at a cocktail event. A 6-foot-wide limestone fireplace dominates one wall, while another wall has a 22-foot-wide video screen.
      • There are six kitchens. They’re at different parts of the house so staff can be ready for any event.
      • An enormous library houses a manuscript Gates paid more than $30 million for.The 2,100-square-foot library has a dome roof and two secret bookcases, including one that reveals a hidden bar. On the ceiling, you’ll find a quote from “The Great Gatsby” that reads: “
      • He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and hardly fail to grasp it.”The library is also home to the Codex Leicester, a 16th-century Leonardo da Vinci manuscript that Gates bought at auction for $30.8 million in 1994.
      • The home theater can accommodate 20 guests in plush seats. It’s designed in an Art Deco style, with comfortable armchairs, couches, and even a popcorn machine for snacking.
      • An existing home was removed by barge to make room for a separate activities building. The 900-square-foot building sits next to Gates’ sport court, putting green, and boat docks.
      • Altogether, Gates’ garages can accommodate up to 23 cars. There are several different garages 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.