A Rare Look inside Bill Gates Home

1. The mansion took seven years to building and cost $63M.

2. The swimming pool runs 60-feet-long and includes underwater music system. A locker room has four showers and two baths.

3. The home includes a 2,500 square-foot gym, which isn’t crazy per se. But, have you seen Gates? There’s no way he’s A square-foot of that gym, let alone 2,500 of them.

4. The dining room is 1,000 square-feet large. Chances are the apartment you’re reading this inside isn’t even 1,000 square-feet.

5. When a guest arrives, they are given a pin that interacts with sensors in each room in the house. Depending on their preferences, the temperature, music and lighting will change in the house wherever they are.

6. The home is also an “earth-sheltered house,” meaning it uses its natural surroundings as walls for temperature and to reduce heat loss.

7. Bill Gates pays $1M a year…on taxes on the house.

8. The house has a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling. We’re guessing there is a trampoline inside it, but, not confirmed.

9. Located somewhere inside the house is Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th-century notebook, the Codex Leicester, which Gates purchased for $30.8 million.

10. There are 84 steps down from the entrance to the ground floor. Of course you can always just take the elevator if you’re lazy.

11. The 2,300 square-foot reception hall can seat 150 people for dinner or 200 for a cocktail party.

12. The house contains 24 bathrooms. Twenty-four. Including ten baths. That is a lot of bathrooms, you guys.

13. Speakers are hidden beneath the wallpaper and allow music to follow you from room to room, depending on where you go and who you are.

14. The home comes with a 23-car garage. Twenty-three people can drive to his house, get their own parking spot and then use their own bathroom WITH ONE TO SPARE!

15. Anyone in the house can “call up” a favorite painting or photograph on $80,000 worth of combination TV-computer screens that is run by several $150,000 computer-storage devices.

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