Inside Bill & Melinda Gates' New $43M California Home
Bill and Melinda Gates just purchased a new home in Del Mar, Calif. from Madeleine Pickens, the former wife of Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens. The property cost the couple a whopping $43 million. Words fail us to describe its beauty and luxury. You have to see it yourself!
1. A Real Heaven On Earth
Designed by the world-famous architect Ken Ronchetti, the mansion comes with high mahogany ceilings, neutral color palette, and open plan, which makes every room feel bright and airy. The glass walls usher in unparalleled ocean views. Other features include high-tech amenities, such as automated systems for climate control, lighting, security, and floor heating as well as a keyless entry system. The house just screams a level of luxury we truly didn't know existed.
2. A Not-So-Modest Master Suite
At 5,800 square feet, Bill Gates' new home boasts 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The master bedroom is seriously cozy.
3. Dreamy Guest Bedroom
The six bedrooms are decorated differently, with this one offering (of course) ocean views and a marble fireplace.
4. One-Of-A-Kind Beach Deck
The property has an impressive 120 feet of direct ocean frontage. It may look a bit shabby at first sight, but wait until you see this...
5. Stunning View From The Deck
The deck offers multiple areas for lounging and dining, making it an ideal place to watch the sunset.
6. Eye-Opening Swimming Pool
The giant swimming pool itself is a sight to behold. Just looking at it is breathtaking enough!
7. Unique Resting Space
There's no shortage of resting space outside, with a couple hanging chairs adding a bohemian style.
8. The One And Only Jacuzzi
The jacuzzi in Gates' new home is large enough to hold 10 people. Can you imagine taking a hot bath and enjoying the ocean spectacle at the same time? We just wonder who has the honor.
9. Outdoor Fire Pit
The outdoor fire pit adds a luxurious touch to the already magnificent dwelling.
10. Lovely Kids Room
This room is a perfect choice for kids who come to visit.
11. Another Guest Bedroom
Spacious beds, fuzzy white blankets, and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the pool, what else would you want?
12. A Glimpse Of Bill Gates' Property
This home is just another jewel to the Gates family's impressive real estate portfolio. While the couple is based at their $127 million compound, Xanadu 2.0, in Medina, Wash., as pictured above, they also own an $18 million equestrian estate in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., an $8.7 million equestrian house in Wellington, Fla., a $5 million mini-mansion in Hobe Sound, Fla, and a $5 million condo in N.Y.C. as well as a $16 million horse farm in Westchester, Ill.. Of all Gates’ residences, Xanadu 2.0 is the most famous. Its aerial view already looks stunning, but wait till you see the inside...
13. It Has “Sea” Inside
Xanadu 2.0 took the Microsoft co-founder 7 years to custom-build. It comes with 7 bedrooms and a whopping 18.75 bathrooms. Pretty cool, huh? Inside the house, there is a huge aquarium that provides a breathtaking view of rare marine animals. Gates should have to make sure that the sharks, whales, dolphins, and other inhabitants would not harm one another.
14. The Dust Room
Perhaps every home has a dust room, but this one stands out in the rule. The exposed wood beam ceiling and stone grey fireplace make it a fantastic place to enjoy even on the rainiest days.
15. Fancy Rooms With Glass Walls
Many rooms in the mansion boast colossal glass walls, simple slate floors, and unique stone ceilings with numerous lights studded. Gates sure knows what a truly relaxing space entails.
16. Rarely Seen Stairway
As can be seen, the staircase is made of sparking wooden steps with stainless steel bolts, wood railings, and glass paneling. Such a perfect blend of technology and nature undeniably adds elegance to Gates’ home.
17. Master Bedroom
In the master bedroom, you’ll find a walk-in closet with a 40-foot long moving conveyor rack for storing clothes. Blue lighting is accompanied nicely with white linens and a huge bed, offering absolute tranquility and relaxation.
18. Master Bathroom
Like other parts of Gates’ home, the master bathroom also features glass and blue lighting. There is also a wide range of textures and colors in the bathroom from the tiled wall to the column itself. Moreover, as the billionaire drives home, a GPS system in his car will command his networked bathtub to start filling itself. This high technology really helps!
19. The Swimming Pool
The 60-foot-long pool is located in its own separate, 3,900-square-foot building. It has a fossil-motif floor and an underwater music system. People can swim freely while listening to their favorite music.
20. The Patio
A less traditional patio opens to a dreamlike floor illuminated by blue lighting, bringing exquisite news of Lake Wahington and Seattle.
21. The Security System
Almost everywhere in Gates’ home can be monitored by cameras hiding in the walls, the ceilings, and in trees and stones. Sensors in the floors can track persons in the house to an accuracy of 6 inches!
Apart from the security system, $80,000 worth of computer screens are situated around the house. With just a touch of the button, guests can make them display their favorite photos or paintings.
23. The Sink
Even the sinks in Gates’ home have their own style, and most probably, you cannot find them anywhere else.