Amazon’s birthplace is now up for sale
February 21, 2019 - Seattle
The home in Bellevue (near Seattle), where Jeff Bezos spent hours in the garagebuilding the very first stages of what would become Amazon has come on the market this week with an asking price of $1.5 million, as reported byThe Seattle Times.
The home has been considerably rebuilt since 1994 when Bezos rented the place, but the garage where Bezos famously started it all is still intact.
"We still have the oversized mailbox where Jeff Bezos ordered all those catalogues," said listing agent Pat Sullivan. Sullivan has taken the mailbox down for safekeeping so it doesn't get stolen but it will convey with the sale. "It's worth something for sure."
The 3-bed, 2-bath house has a massive great room with peaked ceilings made from pine, skylights and ariver rock fireplace with open plan kitchen adjacent to the living room space.
The last time the house went on the market in 2009, it sold for $620,000, or $720,000 in today’s dollars, according to the Times.
Its current $1.5 million asking price is still well below the $2 million median home price in the area, as a surge of Amazon workers has helped boost Seattle-area property values.
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