Bill Gates's house

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Bill Gates' house
Bill Gates' mansion annat
General information
Architectural stylePacific lodge
Location1835 73rd Ave NE (service entrance) and 7400 Northeast 18th Street (main entrance), Medina, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°37′40″N 122°14′31″W / 47.62774°N 122.24194°W / 47.62774; -122.24194Coordinates: 47°37′40″N 122°14′31″W / 47.62774°N 122.24194°W / 47.62774; -122.24194
Technical details
Structural systemEarth-sheltered home

Bill Gates owns a mansion that overlooks Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. The 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2) mansion is noted for its design and the technology it incorporates. It is nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 in some news media articles.[1]

In 2009, property taxes were reported to be US $1.063 million on a total assessed value of US $147.5 million.[2]

Design and features[edit]

The house was designed collaboratively by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Cutler-Anderson Architects of Bainbridge Island, Washington.[3][4][5]

The house in 2015. Many trees block much of the house from view from Lake Washington.

The mansion is a modern design in the Pacific lodge style, with classic features such as a private library with a dome-shaped roof and oculus.[6][7] The house also features an estate-wide server system, a 60-foot (18 m) swimming pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) gym, a 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) dining room, heated floors, and drive-ways.[8][citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Folkers, Richard (1997-11-23). "Bill Gates' stately pleasure dome and futuristic home".
  2. ^ Anderson, Rick (2008-05-16). "Taxman Cometh". Seattle Weekly. Archived from the original on 2013-04-17.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved February 21, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Cutler Anderson Architects". cutler-anderson.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Becraft, Michael B (2014). Bill Gates: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies). Greenwood. p. 130. ISBN 978-1440830136.
  6. ^ "Technology: Bill Gates' House" Archived January 4, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "Pool Building" Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "coverage of the Gates' Medina, Washington estate". Forbes. May 22, 2002. Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2010.

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