The amount of labor it took to complete this home is mind blowing – it took 300 workers, with 100 of them being electricians.
Each of the door handles was hand crafted and cost $200 each.
At the Microsoft annual auction, employees have a chance to bid on products and services, with the proceeds going to the company’s charity. Sometimes Gates will donate a private tour of Xanadu 2.0. One year a Microsoft employee bid $35,000 for a tour of the compound – and won.