What are some details about Bill Gates' house?


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Some facts about Bill Gates's house are that it's located in Medina, Washington, worth up to $123 million, has 24 bathrooms and 6 kitchens, a home theater for 20 guests, and a 23-car garage. The house is nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 and costs over $63 million to build. As of November 2015, Gates has a net worth of over $80 billion, so money was never an issue in designing and building the home.

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The mega mansion not only has extremely spacious rooms, but also has a private library, pool, art gallery and a trampoline playground. The house was so big that half a million board-feet of lumber was needed to complete the structure. Over 300 construction workers, 100 being electricians labored on the home for seven years in the 1990s. The house was built by Bohlin Jackson and Cutler-Anderson architects.

The Xanadu 2.0 is an earth-sheltered home and was built into its natural surroundings. Individuals visiting the home are given a pin that interacts with sensors that can detect and adjust settings based on the guest's music and temperature preferences. A Microsoft employee once paid $35,000 to the Xanadu 2.0 just to get in, as Microsoft holds auctions where workers bid money to tour the home; Gates also hosts Microsoft summer intern parties.

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