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Inside Bill Gates' $127m mansion amid divorce from wife Melinda

The Microsoft founder announced his divorce on Monday

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Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyDeputy Lifestyle Editor
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Bill and Melinda Gates recently announced their plans to divorce after 27 years of marriage, which will see their assets divided – including their family homes.

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Referring to their foundation, they said in a joint statement on Twitter: "We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives."

The couple are parents to Jennifer, 25, Rory, 21, and Phoebe, 18, and Bill is estimated to have a net worth of $130billion, so it comes as no surprise that he has an impressive property portfolio.

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Known as 'Xanadu 2.0' after the movie Citizen Kane, Bill and Melinda's main family home is in Medina, Washington and is reportedly worth around $127million. They bought the mansion in 1988 for $2million, but have since invested $63million over seven years to make it into their dream home.

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Their family home overlooks Lake Washington

Photos show the exterior has a wooden cabin-style aesthetic with large windows overlooking Lake Washington and plenty of greenery offering the family privacy.

Spanning a whopping 66,000 square feet, the house boasts 7 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, as well as six kitchens, a home cinema, a trampoline room, and a giant library with a bar and an engraved quote from The Great Gatsby.

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The Medina mansion boasts a pool and an artificial stream

Bill, Melinda and their children could also make use of their pool, complete with an underwater music system and outside terrace area, a sauna and a steam room.

Outside, the property is also said to boast an artificial stream that is stocked with salmon and sea-run cutthroat trout and a guest house.

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Bill and Melinda announced their divorce on Monday

The one-bedroom property is supposedly where Microsoft co-founder Bill wrote his 1995 nonfiction book, The Road Ahead.

The 65-year-old also owns several other beautiful properties across the country. Bill bought a 492-acre Wyoming ranch in 2009, which was originally settled by Buffalo Bill in 1902, and a ranch in Wellington, Florida which he bought in 2014.

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