Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bill Gates' Mansion Called "Xanadu 2.0"
Bill Gates is one of Seattle's most famous residents. But his house is almost as famous. It is so famous that it even has its very own Wikipedia page. But how much do you really know about what Gates calls Xanadu 2.0?
It Has a Really Big PoolWhile you would expect Xanadu 2.0 to have a swimming pool, you probably did not realize just how big of a pool it has. The pool is 60' by 17' feet. But its size is not actually what makes it so impressive. What is really impressive about it is the fossil-like floor and the fact that it has an underwater music system. It also includes both outdoor and indoor sections — with a glass wall separating the two — as well as a number of showers and baths.
It Cost a Whole Lot of MoneyBill originally bought the lot in 1988 for $2 million. But the house itself, which took 7 years to complete, cost Gates around $60 million to build. Though this was not the entire cost of the project. Bill and Melinda wanted to have their privacy, so they decided to buy all the surrounding homes, too. This alone cost them almost $15 million.
By the way, the last valuation of the home was back in 2009, and it was valued at close to $150 million.