According to the King County public assessor's office, Bill Gates' home in Medina, Washington is worth a whopping $154-million as of July 2015, but did you know that the billionaire purchased the lot for the paltry sum of $2-million in 1988. He reportedly pays around $1-million in property taxes each year. The house was the result of a collaboration between Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects (based in Pennsylvania but with satellite offices in Seattle and San Francisco) and Cutler-Anderson Architects of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Continue reading for more interesting facts.
Why bother spending millions on a yacht, when you could live comfortably on a Nautilus Hausboot? These luxurious house boats look to be from the pages of an IKEA catalogue, with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the living space, which bathe the interior with natural light. For sustainability, it's lined with solar panels on the rear deck area. Continue reading for another video tour of the house boat. Click here to view more pictures.
Balconies are nothing new or special, but throw in a pool, and it's a game changer. The Bandra Ohm residential high-rise in Mumbai India is offering a private balcony swimming pool in every unit. That's right, all 100-units will have their very own crescent-shaped balcony pools enclosed in acrylic, thankas to James Law Cybertecture, the Hong Kong-based firm building the luxury building. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a fascinating look at an underground city in Australia.
Should the world come to an end tomorrow, one vehicle that just might help you survive another day is the Action Mobil Atacama 7900. Based on the rugged MAN Nutzfahrzeuge TGS chassis, this 42,220-pound GVWR behemoth is powered by a 540-horsepower, 6-cylinder MAN turbo diesel, with a permanent 6x6 AWD mated to an automated manual ZF 12 Astronic TipMatic gearbox. On the technical side, it comes equipped with a 6x240 watt solar system (tied to a Lithium battery bank) and a 260-gallon fresh water tank. Inside, the cabin can be configured to provide sleeping accommodation for four persons via an upper deck bed platform - dinette table and u-shaped seating area can also be converted into a sleeping space. A separate shower room and bathroom located on either side of the central corridor leads to the front cab. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of what it's like to drive the strange-looking Hot Wheels Darth Vader car.
When a luxurious penthouse, complete with supercar garage, is combined with an RV, you get the Mercedes-Benz truck-based Ketterer Continental. Featuring a massive cabin that offers a full kitchen, dining area for up to five, a separate king size master bedroom / bathroom (shower, toilet, bathtub, and sky light included), and of course, parking space for a supercar out back. No word yet on pricing, but expect to shell out at least 7-figures for this rolling mansion. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a flame-throwing quadcopter being used to roast a turkey.
When speedboat meets luxurious yacht, you get the shape-shifting EVO 43. At the push of a button, the rear deck expands to spans 270-square-feet of pure relaxation space - approximately 40% larger than before its transformation. If you need even more room, simply remove its modular seats. Power comes from powerful twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines, which can achieve a top speed of 38 knots. One caveat: it'll cost you $750,00, and that's without any additional options. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Forget first class suites, Windspeed Technologies' SkyDeck lets passengers experience 360° views of the skies. This unique seating area can be accessed via elevator or stairs, and is essentially a glass dome that protrudes from the top of the plane. The company plans on installing them first in private jets, and eventually as a pay-per-view experience on commercial airliners. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for a video of "option 2" for Windspeed Technologies' SkyDeck.
Priced from $40,000 USD, Escape Sport is touted as a "man cave on wheels", and has the amenities to back it up. This 170-square-foot trailer can comfortably sleep four adults, complete with queen-sized bunk beds, a flat panel TV w/Blu-ray player, a kitchenette set, toilet, shower, and most importantly, its own plumbing system. "We're veterans and sportsmen, we love the outdoors and we need the wilderness. Escape Sport is tough, durable, strong and designed to handle it all," said CEO Dan Dobrowolski. Click here to view more awesome man caves and home theaters. Continue reading for more photos of the Escape Sport and information.
Kakslauttanen Resort's glass igloo village provides a unique experience to view the northern lights like never before. Each igloo has special thermal glass to maintain a comfortable room temperature, regardless of how cold it is outside. Since these windows are auto-defrosting, they'll never fog up, even when the temperature outside drops to under -30°C. You'll also find a toilet and comfortable beds. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for a 3-part VLOG that showcases all that there is at Kakslauttanen.
Not just any 1965 Volkswagen Microbus, this one has been transformed into a limousine of sorts by an internet user who goes by "Aspen247". It's currently on the market for $220,000 and took 2-years to complete. Everything is brand new, including a 2180cc engine, and there's just 1,600 miles on the odometer to boot. Worried about space? You'll be glad to know that it comfortably seats 12 adults, who are all able to enjoy the views from its 33 windows. Continue reading for more pictures.