25 Crazy Facts About Bill Gates’ House You Won’t Believe

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft and responsible for far more of our modern day to day luxuries than most people realize, is worth over $87 BILLION USD (reminder: a billion is a thousand millions). Bill, and his wife of 23 years, Melinda, took some time in building their luxury estate, but when they finished, it was 30 times the size of the average American home. Are you intrigued? Here are 25 Crazy Facts About Bill Gates’ House You Won’t Believe!

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Mr. Gates pays around $1 Million USD in property taxes yearly for his home. He pays a million dollars for the privilege of staying on property he already owns, every year.

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Mr. Gates' home is located in Washington State, overlooking Lake Washington. It's built in a "Pacific Lodge" style, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and James Cutler Architects.

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The home is also "Earth-Sheltered," meaning that it's partially buried or burrowed into the hill it sits on. In addition to looking really cool, this helps regulate temperatures and is far more cost effective - and therefore eco-friendly - than many modern methods of heating and cooling.

Bill_gates'_house_earth_shelteredSource: http://www.therichest.com/
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It took seven years to build the estate, at a cost of $67 Million USD.

underconstructionSource: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com
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The Estate has a total of 24 bathrooms : 10 full baths and 14 half baths. If Bill Gates wanted, he could answer nature's call, at home, in a different bathroom almost every day of the month. Almost.

bathroomsbathroomseverywhereSource: http://www.therichest.com/


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