Bill Gates House & Inside Pictures

Most people would assume that the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, would live in a house that makes P Diddy’s house look like a cardboard box in Harlem. I can’t quite confirm the speculation, but I can confirm that Bill Gate’s has one hell of a pad (as you can see from the teaser snap above); it’s worth a few pennies, too. There is one thing that is safe to assume, the place is filled to the brim with gadgets and other useless sci-fi junk that is certain to make any Star Trek fan wet their pants.

So let’s take a look at what, where and how the richest man in the world lives…

A sneak peak inside Bill Gates house

Inside Bill Gates HouseTo kick things off, let me show you teaser of inside Bill Gates House. Apparently this is a famous snap of a room inside moneybags crib…I’m not entirely sure how authentic this is, but apparently it’s real (I very much doubt it). Regardless, I don’t know about you, I think it looks swell, but i’m not sure how safe i’d feel with sharks and whales floating around so closely to home…what if the glass cracks?

Location

Bill Gates’ house is a large earth-sheltered mansion in the side of a hill overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. To please the crowd that see Gatesy as a sexual object (I hear there is a huge bucket load of you out there), 1835 73rd Ave NE, Medina, WA 98039, is his exact address. If anyone plans on stalking moneybags, be careful, apparently the place is protected by robots that are equipped with lazor guns. No, really.

Design

The house was designed by a guy called James Cutler, the best-known architect of Northwest Style, apparently. “Pacific lodge” is the chosen style for the residence. What does that mean exactly? Well, it’s just made from huge wooden panels to give it a “cabin lodge” effect from what I can make out. Can anyone explain further?

There has been lot of speculation that the house was designed on a Macintosh. I’m guessing only computer geeks will “speculate” about which type of computer the Microsoft Mogal used to design it. Normal people wouldn’t give a damn. I’m sure if you search on Google for long enough, you’ll find someone called Howard who has whipped up an article in his parents’ basement, on how Bill Gates backstapped his own company by using a Mac to design his house.

Pictures of the Gates’ complex are both private and copyrighted- what a shame. There are a lot of pictures available, but they’re mainly of the building exterior and the grounds. Additionally, information regarding the house is quite limited.

Features

  • The house occupies 50,000 square feet on 5.15 acre land. Garage space and outbuildings occupy an additional 16,000 square feet
  • A 17 × 60 foot (5.1 × 18.2 metre) swimming pool, which has an underwater music system and a fossil-motif floor
  • Swimmers can dive under a glass wall and emerge outdoors by a terrace
  • Lights automatically come on when you enter a room
  • Speakers are hidden beneath the wallpaper to allow music to follow from room to room
  • Visitors to the residence are surveyed and given a microchip upon entrance. This small chip sends signals throughout the house, and a given room’s temperature and other conditions will change according to preset user preferences
  • grand staircase
  • large private library with a domed reading room
  • formal dining room
  • exercise room
  • outdoor sports courts
  • Property records indicate eight bedrooms and four building levels
  • Much of the Bill Gates house is built underground into the hill, so the house looks smaller than it actually is.
  • The beach sand on the bank of the lake is not from Lake Washington, it is barged in annually from a tropical beach in St. Lucia
  • The wood columns from main floor to roof in entry area are over 70 feet tall
  • Some of the interior passage doors weigh over 800 lbs, but are balanced for easy use
  • The roofing is stainless steel
  • Hidden cameras are everywhere, including the interior stone walls
  • Gates insisted on saving a 40 year old maple adjacent to the driveway. The tree is monitored electronically 24 hours per day via computer. If it seems dry, it gets just the right amount of water automatically delivered
  • All woodwork is flawless. Much of the woodwork is of various rare types from all over the world – imported especially for this house
  • The theater (underground in a concrete shell) is the most state of the art theatre in the world according to specialty contractor

Worth

My mate Billy actually purchased the plot of land for $2million back in 1988. After 7 years of intensive makeovers; according to King County public records, as of 2005, the total assessed value of the property (land and house) is $200 million, and the annual property tax is $991,000. I imagine it’s probably worth more than that now.

Pictures

Birdseye View
Bill Gates House- Birdseye View

Bill Gates House- Birdseye View 2

View from lake
Bill Gates House- View from lake

Bill Gates House- View from lake 2

Bill Gates House- View from lake 3

Bill Gates House- View from lake 4

Virtual View
Bill Gates House- Virtual View

Fireplace
Bill Gates House- Fireplace

Virtual Tour

214 Comments- join the conversation...

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crazy lady..... 24th January, 2013 @ 05:00

WOW you ppl r nuts............

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Akash 29th March, 2013 @ 17:38

absolutely gorgeous

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KRISHNA 16th July, 2013 @ 07:19

W0W AWESOM It's excellent and very gorgeous

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yogi 20th July, 2013 @ 11:36

absolutely gorgeous

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Sheik gibriel musa 18th August, 2013 @ 13:18

God is really Great to peoples all around the world especially Mr.Bill.may God endour him with courage to others to become sucess at him.

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Sheik gibriel musa 18th August, 2013 @ 13:25

God it really good

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Jeff 22nd August, 2013 @ 04:59

Sharks and Dolphins cannot co-habitat.

Fake tank.

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Michael 10th September, 2013 @ 05:09

Mr. gates nice house God bless you....

i too i have so many ideas but i don't have any support.if you don't mind Mr. gates help me please byron_michael@rocketmail.com

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William Ring 24th October, 2013 @ 23:14

Wow how can i live in this place like this. Bill Gates nice place you got.

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Macdonald 10th November, 2013 @ 07:32

This is nice Mr Gates, i'm convinced that hard work brings success.

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Arjun khandare 3rd January, 2014 @ 08:26

Its not the perfect HOUSE.....MR. BILL GATES....

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sibusiso blessing 6th February, 2014 @ 22:51

I wish to be like u in mind and wealthy.I thank god for the man like your kind

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Swapan 20th February, 2014 @ 04:58

Mr.Gates has shown the world that nothing is impossible for a human, what else a man can expect more than this...

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mir mansoor 28th February, 2014 @ 16:40

dear sir,
I love bilgates Nd my desire is to see and met bilgates , even though I don't have ample money to Go USA but my love augmentes my desire to met bilgates. I am very very big fan of bilgates.
I love u sooooo much .

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Billy Elliott 17th March, 2014 @ 00:43

Bill gates should have a tour of his house open to anyone

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morgan 23rd March, 2014 @ 14:20

Bill gates is awsome and deserves it because he works hard.

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Maryam 5th April, 2014 @ 16:21

I wonder what he has done which cause god give him manner and health and wealth he must be a piece of light and empty of hatered

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doscoali 5th April, 2014 @ 17:52

to expand with ur group i have own computer mind like u bill

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Michael Burdick 9th May, 2014 @ 20:59

That's not real. The diver's huge compared to that sofa and he's behind it. It's either photoshopped or a mural on the wall.

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saifuddinmd 14th May, 2014 @ 03:00

nice design

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sibusiso blessing 14th May, 2014 @ 07:12

Sir I'm from south Africa but I respect wat u done to ur life

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Ryan 20th May, 2014 @ 11:49

wow

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Shubham mishra 20th July, 2014 @ 14:20

Mr. Billgates

Today you are world's richest person but tomorrow I will be wolds richest person

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scelo syamukela 25th July, 2014 @ 11:26

wow it's good to work hard can ur see african

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sophia 28th July, 2014 @ 09:20

Please sir please send 600,000 million to me so I can go on holiday with my children I promise you its not eleagle to do it :D

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that guy 1st August, 2014 @ 10:50

haha everyone is like "YOUR SO SELFISH" and stuff like that..but he earned every last cent of his money AND he donates a great deal of it, you sir are a marvel!

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Bob 14th October, 2014 @ 14:28

Even if that picture is real, which I'm sure it isn't, that's not a killer whale.

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MD TOUKIR ALAM 20th October, 2014 @ 08:19

DREAM house

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sunil 22nd November, 2014 @ 08:56

you are outstanding person in the world

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Sharlton 30th November, 2014 @ 22:32

Contnue making money so can continue blessing the disenfranchise in the poor countries, god bless

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SIMON MWANIKI 4th December, 2014 @ 13:56

Bill Gates is a good man.just today i read that bill and melinda gates foundation has given over 30 billion us dollaes in charity.forbes 30th richest person is worth less than that.
i admire how charitable he is.

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Atterod 1st March, 2015 @ 20:47

Folks, that is likely a giant mural rather than an actual aquarium. Look at the size of the diver in relation to the size of the sofa beneath him/her.

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MAYBE A GUY 13th April, 2015 @ 00:53

actually the richest man is unknown because many don't want there massive wealth to go public, you know then your expected to give money to charities, and share your wealth, and if I know any rich guy its that they are very very very stingy. So yes Bill Gates may be the richest man to share his status of money to the public, but he may not be the richest man in the world.

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isthaq 19th April, 2015 @ 07:20

inspired by ur quotes sir "Billgates". Ur house looks simple but its awesome by its internal features -heaven on world :)

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Jazreel Pepito 11th May, 2015 @ 17:35

Hello, Mr. Gates can you be my professor:)

I want to learn more from you,,,

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ABDUL KHADER 28th June, 2015 @ 04:34

When u share Urself with others, life beings to find its meaning.The time u touch the hearts of others is the moment u truly start living.

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jaihind 28th August, 2015 @ 10:10

hai billgates god you are roll model for me

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Rasel 2nd November, 2015 @ 09:44

I would not be able to see you and your home life. I wish you to see. Because of this rich world number one. O Allah, I hope you fulfill.

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ubadulla 25th November, 2015 @ 14:30

mr.bill gates sir u story is so great if u intrested u help lot of people's that 's thank off all members .so many person's have knowledge that not geting opportunity plz hlp all them

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abhinav kaushal 3rd December, 2015 @ 06:27

They are nature profe house so amazing

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Andrew 12th January, 2016 @ 15:50

seriously i admire you sir.. if it is your will kindly help us we are needys and poor looking for stomach all the day long. i would love it if you can help me in my problems. Iam from Manipur,North east India. this is my email.. melhoikeima@gmail.com
Thank you God bless you all the time !

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frank 15th January, 2016 @ 14:57

excellent house sir
...you portray the meaning of hardworking and sacrifice...may God bless you in all your undertakings...

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alayand wabson 26th January, 2016 @ 09:18

good morning sir bill,I hope hope had a nice night,what I just what to know is that ,people say you are rich and I want you to prove it in my life,I think you will be able to do it if truly you care about God blessing in your life.....,waiting for your reaction ,and you wait for God reaction in your life.....

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Arvind 25th April, 2016 @ 19:31

Meet you soon @ the same place boss

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evillgoby 1st May, 2016 @ 20:07

why the fuck are you lazy ass type this kind of comments on this guy? I mean if you want to be reach or you are crazy from haven or know god a lot why the fuck don't you do all the shit you ask from this guy? why are you people so crazy.? every man supost to work hard for he's own ass to be covered it also on the bible and death is death we all die but on earth live why you try to demotivate this guy? why you want gets to help you but he was never helped?

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vrushali khanorkar 11th May, 2016 @ 10:15

Wow....what excellent house!

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Htk 22nd May, 2016 @ 10:41

Impressive. Not sure about aquarium. ..looks like toy furniture next to a computer screen. Doesn't look right. What are those mats?

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ANKIT 18th June, 2016 @ 04:41

nice house bill gates

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Jacob 5th August, 2016 @ 22:42

My thanks giving from Angola, South East Africa, for all that you have done, not only for charities but also for the technology that we use today God be with every days of your life.

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pushkar 5th September, 2016 @ 08:21

it's so cool house in the world. And i want to visit bill gets house.

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thomas 5th September, 2016 @ 14:30

gate's house is an environmental disaster. gates uses his charitable foundation to increase his wealth. he buys stocks for his foundation which he has invested in causing his net worth to increase.

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