At Bill Gates’ home, you’re given a button that changes the music, temperature, and lighting in each room you enter to suit your preferences!
Gates’ home is chalk full of lavish amenities. The massive mansion is approximately 66,000 square feet and located in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. It is nicknamed Xanadu 2.0 and is famous for its design and technology that it incorporates.
The nickname actually comes from the title character’s estate in Citizen Kane. It cost $63 million to construct and took 7 years to build. In 2009, the total value of the home and property was $147.5 million. The Xanadu has a modern design in the Pacific Lodge style. It has a large library with a domed roof and an oculus. An oculus is a round window at the top of a dome.
The mansion boasts heated floors and a heated driveway. Guests are given buttons that upon entering a room will adjust the temperature, music, and lighting of the room to suit the guest’s preferences. No telling what happens when several guests enter a room, though.