Bill Gates or William Henry Gates III (born on October 28, 1955) is not only the founder of tech giant Microsoft but also an American investor, author, philanthropist, business magnate and humanitarian. Bill Gates was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Bill Gates with Paul Allen launched Microsoft in 1975. In very less time the Microsoft Corporation, rose to great height becoming the world’s largest personal software company.
Bill Gates was the chairman and CEO of the Microsoft Corporation till he retired in 2014. Within this time, Microsoft was and still is the software giant. From 1987, Bill Gates has been in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people and even the world’s richest person for four years. Thus it is necessary and evident that the home of Bill Gates will be unique and different. This luxury estate took some time, but after completion, it was around 30 times the size of an average American home. The name of the Estate is Xanadu 2.0
Below are the top 10 craziest facts about Bill Gates House
1) The Estate Has A Total Of 24 Bathrooms
People make their houses with usually one or two bathrooms, sometimes even 5 or 6 for guests but Bill Gates house has an astounding number of 24 bathrooms of which 10 are full baths and 14 half baths. If Bill Gates wanted, he could use each bathroom just once a month. These bathrooms are exceptionally well furnished and have top-notch pieces of equipment. But still having 24 bathrooms in a house is nothing less than crazy.
2) The House Knows Who You Are
Bill gates found the leading software giant company, so it is an indisputable fact that his home will be technologically very sound. Bill Gates is so technically sound that the house can alter the temperature and the lighting preferences when a guest moves across the house. When entering the mansion, there is a pin with a unique microchip that the guest gets. This microchip alerts the sensors of the house for lighting preferences and temperature control. Thus if someone likes low lighting with a cool 69 degree, the sensor will alter accordingly.
3) A Grand Library
People usually keep their books in bookshelves or have small study space. Sometimes even a small makeshift library, but Xanadu 2.0 has a fully-fledged, massive 2,100 sq.ft library. The library has a complete domed roof and rumors of secret bookcase doors. There is also a quote from the ‘Great Gatsby’ on the ceiling – “He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.” This library is also the home to Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester. Bill Gates bought the Codex in 1994 for 30 million USD.
4) Huge Reception Hall
Generally, at home, people have a dining hall or living room where guests dine and chat. Although with such huge property Bill Gates will do it in style. The Xanadu 2.0 has a vast reception hall of about 2,300 square feet. This hall can seat about 150 people for plated dinner. The room also has a 22-foot wide television display and in addition to that a big limestone fireplace.
5) Six Kitchens
The Xanadu 2.0 is about 66,000 square foot which is almost more significant than a football field. With this vast space, it becomes a great endeavor to walk to the kitchen every time anyone wanted to grab a snack. Instead of traveling to the kitchen might make you hungry. Well, Bill Gates came up with a solution for that too. His home has six kitchens throughout the property. This solves the issue to travel some distance to go to the kitchen.
6) The Maple Tree
There is a Maple tree on the grounds of Xanadu 2.0. The tree is very special to Bill Gates, and he takes excellent care of it. The tree is electronically monitored all round the clock to make sure that the tree never gets too dry. The system automatically waters the tree when it gets dry.
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7) A Movie Hall
Generally, people like to watch movies in the dining room or living room, but of course, it is Bill Gates so he will do things differently. There is a 1,500 square foot theatre with a very subtle art deco design. It is designed to seat around 20 guests in very comfortable chairs and couches of excellent quality.
‘Earth Sheltered’ denotes any property partially burrowed or buried into the hill or any other landscape. The Xanadu 2.0 is ‘Earth-Sheltered’. It makes the house look fresh and also helps to regulate the temperature of the house and in a natural way. It is also very cost-effective and also eco-friendly compared to the modern methods of heating and cooling.
9) Multiple Garages
Typically people have one garage in their home to keep their cars or sometimes 2or 3. Well, Bill Gates house Xanadu 2.0 has numerous garages all total of which can hold up to 23 vehicles. Even there is an underground garage made of concrete and steel which can house up to 10 cars.
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10) Artificial Stream
Everyone knows what stream is and even what artificial streams are, but we don’t usually find or see any artificial streams in a personal home created for their personal preferences. Xanadu 2.0 has got a human-made stream on the property. This is a unique characteristic of the house of Bill Gates and this stream is not only for decorative purposes but is also quite functional in such a way that it is built to deal with any drainage issue or run-offs from the property.
With unique characteristics and features, Xanadu 2.0, Bill Gates’s estate is quite different from regular mansions and the above were the top 10 craziest facts about the house. It definitely stands out from other mansions with crazy features and even modern aspects.