Thursday, April 1, 2010
Microsoft founder Bill Gates house and car
Microsoft founder Bill Gates
]The former big boss of Microsoft does have a nice little pad down on the shores of Lake Washington
]Bill and Melinda Gates' $150 million house. Annual taxes are over $1 million.
Much of the house is built underground into the hill, so the house looks smaller than it actually is.
Unfortunately the hidden section underground did not escape the taxman's view; Bill paid over a million dollars last year on property taxes.
A stream flows through the property.
The pool room is in the background.
Inside garage, you'll find a luxury car Porsche 911 Convertible and 1988 Porsche 959 Coupe.
Steven Ballmer drives a 1998 Lincoln Continental.In fact, due to the 959's questionable emissions and unknown crash ratings, It took a federal law signed by President Clinton to legally drive his 959 on American roads.
Review: Four car garage, House for the maintenance staff has its own 3-car garage. Nanny parks in the 6-car carport across from the main entry. An additional 10-cars can be parked in a subterranean arched concrete building which through an electronic transformation becomes a classic basketball court.
House View from the Lake
The 1997 total assessed value of the house was $53,392,200 with the land value being $9,122,200.
His living room