Celebrity homes have always been the spectacle of the general public, but let’s look into how the rich folks integrate high tech gadgets into their million dollar homes. Spare no expense. Imagine the possibilities on an endless budget. We can embark on a vicarious journey through the best of the best when it comes to high tech homes.
As a side note, anyone choosing to lease out any one of these homes, better make sure they have an adequate screening method for tenants. Here is a quick overview of couple of the most expensive and most high tech homes out there today.
Bill Gates’ Home
Everyone knows millionaire Bill Gates. His reported worth is somewhere in the range of seventy million. With that type of money, you could create some really interesting gadgets to utilize around your home. The Gates home is built with recycled lumber at a cost of around two million. Just a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of the complex.
His home is equipped with over fifty miles of fiber optic cables to power several different computer setups around the home. The mansion has technology for each individual guest as well. Gates provides little microchips to be worn by guests that will adjust each room’s temperature, lighting, and music to that particular person’s preferences.
That’s only the tip of the iceberg. All of the floors, driveways, and walkways on the estate are heated, and the sand on the Gates’ beach is imported yearly from the Caribbean Islands.
Al Corbi’s Hollywood Home
You may not be familiar with the name Al Corbi, but it’s almost guaranteed that you know his work. He’s at the head of the NSA (National Security Agency). Of course, he would set his home up to be a safely secured oasis for himself and his family.
As a matter of fact, his home is quite close to the NSA level of security. You’re not getting into this place. The Corbi family doesn’t use keys to enter their home, they use a more sophisticated form of entry. They use biometric technology, meaning they use their fingerprints to unlock the facility.
Corbi also equipped the home with a three tiered safe room in case of a global catastrophe or home invasion. Outside of the home, the perimeter is littered with security devices. Sensors that can detect a person lurking in the bushes from a half a mile away. Don’t try anything on this dude’s watch.
Pretty impressive stuff. This is stuff you would see in the movies, except it’s real life. If you could have any of these features incorporated into your home, what would you choose?