Amazon’s birthplace is now up for sale
Jeff Bezos’ former Washington home is on the market for almost $1.5m
A three-bedroom home in the city of Bellevue, Washington was listed online Monday for USD1,488,888.
The 1.75-bathroom Craftsman housed Jeff Bezos as a tenant in the 1990s. “A slice of history” awaits buyers in the garage, said to be where the technocrat founded the company that later became Amazon.com.
Bezos rented the home, originally built in 1954, for the e-commerce company and online bookstore named Cadabra, Inc.
A mailbox still standing in the property is believed to have been used by Bezos and the company’s early employees.
“It is the very first Amazon address, and it always will be,” listing agent Pat Sullivan of John L. Scott Real Estate told GeekWire.
Rebuilt in 2001, the house is “very well cared for”, with an “enormous” great room that boasts 13-foot vaulted pine ceilings; a master suite that has a “divine” tiled shower; and “lots of skylights”, the listing goes. The kitchen features maple wood and granite countertops, while an outdoor deck has a hot tub.
The house had an asking price of USD620,000 a decade ago, according to GeekWire research.
Bezos is going through divorce proceedings with wife MacKenzie that could slash his net worth of USD131.6 billion — the couple had no prenuptial agreement. The 55-year-old technopreneur is also reckoning with allegations of an affair with former TV host Lauren Sanchez.
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