It's not surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world has an insanely luxurious home. Let's take a tour inside Bill Gates' Xanadu 2.0, his Seattle house that cost him $120 million!
1. The Home Location
Located on the shore of Lake Washington, Bill Gates' house is surrounded by various verdant trees. Such landscapes bring aesthetic value, regulate the area's temperature, and protect the family's privacy.
2. Gates' Favorite Outdoor Spot
This is one of Gates' favorite outdoor spots, with lush trees and a manufactured lake complementing each other. Built to prevent the retaining walls from runoff, the lake is now full of salmon. Gates even set up a small yacht to stroll around the lake on sunny days.
3. The Courtyard
The courtyard is surrounded by greenery and constructed entirely of wood. Some tables are equipped with large umbrellas so that people can enjoy the fresh air outdoors, whether it's rainy or sunny.
4. The House Style
Built from half a million feet of wood and matched with modern design and intelligent technology, the house leaves anyone marveling when they step in.
5. The Living Room
As a technology guru, Gates uses the best techniques to create a beautiful and relaxing space. This spacious room, where the TV and walls blend perfectly, is usually used as a living room, but can also be used as a private cinema when necessary.
6. The Aquarium
The aquarium is filled with countless rare sea animals, from sharks, dolphins to whales. Guests can sit on pink couches and admire the animals while enjoying coffee. Of course, making sure the animals live together in harmony is a tough challenge for Gates.
7. A Shabby Room
The room looks shabby, but it is deliberately designed. Exposed wood-beam ceilings and a unique stone gray fireplace give the room a primitive feel, creating a romantic and warm environment on rainy days.
8. The Library
This library will blow your mind with a domed roof and secret revolving bookcases. In addition to regular books, it also houses the original Lester Codex, a 16th-century Leonardo da Vinci notebook that cost Gates $30.8 million.
9. The Kitchen
The kitchen is designed as an open bar, simple yet luxurious. The Gates family can enjoy the view through the floor-to-ceiling window while enjoying lunch sitting on high chairs.
10. The Other Side Of The Kitchen
Now you can see the kitchen from the guest's point of view. When it's sunny outside, the sunshine and soft lighting together bathe people in a warm golden glow.
11. The Glass Walls
Gates seems to have a thing for glass walls, perhaps because they give him a direct view of the lake. Bathed in soft light, Gates can sit on a beanbag and enjoy quiet time alone or chat with his family.
12. The Bathroom
Another element Gates likes is the blue light, which he keeps in the master bathroom. In the center is a large white square tub surrounded by pebbles. With the projector installed, one can watch movies while taking a bath.
13. The Sink
The uneven flesh-colored walls add a touch of Zen to this sink.
14. The Bedroom
Not surprisingly, the bedroom is also bathed in blue light. With its white wool carpet and stone stove, the room looks calm and conducive to a peaceful sleep.
15. Ready For Guests
Gates always welcomes his friends to visit and has prepared 7 extra bedrooms and 6 kitchens for this matter. Immersive aquariums have been installed in some bedrooms so guests can enjoy some ocean views before falling asleep.
16. The Pool
At first glance, it may look like a smooth blue glass floor, but it's actually a swimming pool with blue lights. The simply decorated pool offers spectacular views of Seattle in the morning and starry sky at night.
17. The Terrace
It is one of the most stunning spots in the house. The glass floor shimmers a blue hue that matches the evening sky, and from there, one can have the full view of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington with no obstacles.
18. The Gym
It looks like a parking lot, but it's actually a huge fitness center. Gates fills the place with trampolines and designed a sauna and steam room.