If you've ever wanted to live in Jeff Bezo's old house for some ungodly reason, you can do that now for the low, low price of just under $ 1.5 million.
By Seattle Times, The Three-Bedroom, 1.75-Bath Residence on Northeast 28th Street in West Bellevue, Greater Seattle, was also the original home of Amazon Headquarters (in the garage). It was first built in 1954 and was rebuilt extensively in 2001, a few years after the departure of Bezos, with a new roof and bath, the Times wrote. The garage has also been remodeled, so the interior probably will not resemble the place of residence when Bezos lived there. However, it retains an oversized mailbox in which Bezos once returned book catalogs when Amazon sold books, rather than late capitalism.
West Bellevue is, according to Times, the most expensive area in the region ̵
The price development of the apartment shows how much the area has changed. In the year he lived there, the district appraiser estimated the house at $ 135,000. After Bezos moved out, he was bought in 1998 for $ 182,000 or $ 281,000 in today's dollars. It was then sold again in 2009 for $ 620,000 or $ 720,000 in today's dollars.
The current selling price for the former Bezos house is twice that – $ 1,488,888. This is actually below the average house price of about $ 2 million and is slightly below the estimates of Zillow and Redfin.
While the Times reported that Amazon had only just come out of this garage, Bezos built two desks out of cheap Home Depot doors and groups of two for their second office, which CNBC reported was in a block with a pawn shop, Sullivan told the newspaper that "there's a good chance an Amazon manager would buy this for bragging rights," which sounds roughly right, though the last buyer, who had bought the property at the time of sale supposedly had no idea.
Bezos has evolved into a lifestyle that fits his current budget. If he does not seek to break unions in Amazon outlets or settle gratuities for paying delivery drivers, he will engage at least six massive properties across the country. According to Business Insider, this includes a 29,000-square-meter property in Washington, two adjacent Beverly Hills villas, a huge Texas ranch, a "former textile museum" in DC and four separate condos in an Upper West Side building in Washington Manhattan