Any architect would agree that a house is the perfect balance between design and practicality. The homes of these famous billionaires are as opulent as they are convenient, elaborate as they are innovative. This is what it looks like when design meets construction and the price it takes to turn a billionaire's house into a home.
"Originally released in 1972 by Matsushita, the Technics SL-1200 turntable is considered the industry standard by DJs worldwide 35 years later. No other single audio playback device has had as much cultural impact on modern music as this unassuming, built-like-a-tank turntable." -- Jack Buser, Dolby
"The ultimate combination of beauty, comfort, and technology. It is just right--nothing more, nothing less. It looks great from all angles. It has been the chair icon for the last 50 years." -- Eric Chan, Ecco Design
When it comes to building a house for a billionaire, money isn't a constraint but the stakes can be very high. Here, architects, including those responsible for creating homes for the likes of Bill Gates and David Geffen, talk about the challenges of bringing unrestrained visions to life.