As of 2015, the estimated worth of Bill Gates’ home in Medina, Washington is more than $160.4 million. Gates spent seven years and $63.2 million building the 66,000-square-foot mansion, which overlooks Lake Washington. Gates reportedly pays more than $1 million a year in property taxes alone.Continue Reading
The Gates mansion is known for its Pacific Lodge design style and state-of-the-art technology. Upon arrival, guests are given pins that interact with sensors in each room, adjusting the lighting, temperature and music to meet their preferences.
The house has 24 bathrooms and a 23-car garage. The floors and driveways are heated, and the house is earth-sheltered, meaning it reduces heat loss by using its natural surroundings as walls.
The mansion features a 60-foot swimming pool with an underwater music system, a private library with a domed roof and a 1,000-square-foot dining room. It also contains a 2,500 square-foot gym and a trampoline room with a 20-foot ceiling.Learn more about Art & Literature