Thursday, August 13, 2009

Virtual Tour of Bill Gates house

...Home is where your hang your hat... right? 
That is if your hat belongs to billionaire, Bill Gates... 
This mansion is approximately 66,000 square feet and is known by tech-geeks all around for it's design and built-in technology... The humble abode has the assessed value of $147.5 million USD and the property taxes (2009) were reported to be $1.063 million USD...!!

Bill Gates' house is a large earth-sheltered mansion in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington across from Seattle in Medina, Washington. The house is noted for its design and the technology it incorporates. It is even nicknamed Xanadu 2.0. The house is a modern design in the Pacific lodge style, with classic features such as a large private library with a dome shaped roof and oculus. The house also features an estate-wide server system running Windows, and heated floors and driveways. Guests wear pins that upon entrance of a room automatically adjust temperature, music, digital artwork and lighting based on the guest's preference as they move about the interior. 

Below is a virtual tour of the Gates' house, an animation created for Bill Gates himself. The house was designed by architect James Cutler and the architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

via wikipedia

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