Astounding photos show one of the massive, eco-friendly compounds where Tesla CEO Elon Musk lives. The tech tycoon’s home is flanked with solar panels on one of the five properties he owns in Bel Air.
Musk has reportedly spent $70.3 million on his Bel Air homes according to Variety. But this figure dates back to 2016 and it appears as if Musk has invested money into the main multi-story home which is surrounded by trees and a golf course. It is located next door to Gene Wilder’s old home which Musk purchased for $6.75 million in 2013 and converted into a private school.
New photos show the Spanish style home has solar panels, fitting for the environmentally conscious billionaire.
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Private estate: A wall of trees shields the mansion from the road on one side while a golf course flanks the opposite side
There are plenty of places on the home to spend a sunny California day including the rooftop terrace covered in grass
The Spanish-style mansion is just one of five of Elon Musk’s Bel Air estates. He bought them for a combined $70.3 million
Elon Musk’s massive Bel Air home boasts giant solar panels. The billionaire has said he thinks solar roofs will be more popular than electric cars in the next few years
In October, the SolarCity chairman unveiled hidden solar panel roof technology. The panels are invisible when viewed from the street, yet are fully exposed to the sun.
One of the designs he showed off at the October presentation look similar to the rust colored tiles seen on aerial shots of his Bel Air home home. It is unclear if they are used on Musk’s Bel Air home.
Musk predicted that solar rooftops will be a sought-after product and gain traction in the marketplace, perhaps even outpacing sales of his electric cars.
Elon Musk purchased five properties in Bel Air. The longest one on the right appears to have been combined in new aerial pics
This home owned by Elon Musk in Bel Air was purchased for $17 million in 2012 (top left on map)
This home was owned by Gene Wilder and was purchased for $6.75 million and was converted into a private school (in long right oval on map next to the newest home)
The newly renovated mansion list located next to Gene Wilder’s old home which Musk purchased in 2013 (in long right oval on map)
The Tesla billionaire also purchased this home in the Bel Air neighborhood (smallest circle on the left on map)
Elon Musk owns this Bel Air home along with his other Bel Air properties (located on the bottom left portion of the map)
The rust colored roof looks similar to the solar prototype displayed by the billionaire during an October presentation
Purchasing the homes in the ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood was likely pocket change to the CEO who is worth $13.2 billion
He noted that electric cars in the past ‘didn’t look good… They were like a golf cart,’ but Tesla automobiles are now highly desired by movers and shakers including Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
‘We need to make [solar rooftops] as appealing as electric cars have become,’ he said.
‘The goal is to have solar roofs that look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation, and actually have a total cost that is less than the price of a normal roof plus electricity,’ Musk said.
‘Why would you buy anything else?’
Though the Space X CEO aims to explore the galaxy and send a manned mission to Mars, Musk doesn’t seem to be doing so bad on earth in his mansion equipped with roof top terrace gardens.
Purchasing the homes in the ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood was likely pocket change to the CEO who is worth $13.2 billion according to Forbes.
Sun beds: The home features several sun beds on the outdoor patios, many of them are white with orange pillows
New photos show the multi-level out door areas in what appears to be Elon Musk’s largest Bel Air property
The cobble stone driveway leading up to the home is guarded by a massive gate
A circle drive way leads up the the Musk residence. Purchasing the five Bel Air homes was not too difficult for the billionaire who is worth $13.2 billion
The mansion looks like the perfect place to spend a sunny California day equipped with the grassy patios and white sun beds with accent orange pillows.
He bought one home for $17 million in 2012 after one of his splits with ex-wife Talulah Riley. He bought a $20 million home a few doors down listed as a 7,026-square-foot contemporary according to Variety.
He also bought Gene Wilder’s former home in 2013 for $6.75 million and converted it into a posh Bel Air private school.
A source told Variety Musk leased another home for three years before committing to the purchase.
One of his homes reportedly has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms with four half bathrooms. It is 20,248 square-feet and hosts a gym, a two story library and a 1,000 wine cellar.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has identified several sites on Mars that could one day support human settlement.
The firm is working with NASA to pinpoint the possible landing sites for its Red Dragon spacecraft – the precursor to its proposed ‘interplanetary transport system’ – and for future manned missions.
At a presentation in Texas last weekend, Paul Wooster of SpaceX revealed one site in particular appears to be a ‘promising’ candidate, with a flat terrain and access to ice.
In a February filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the California-based firm announced it has changed its corporate name to simply ‘Tesla Inc’.
The move is to reflect the Tesla’s transformation from an automobile maker to a diversified energy products company.