There are mansions and then there are mansions. Recently, it was announced that the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, paid roughly $10.1 million for a sprawling mansion in La Quinta, California. The Madison Club home is composed of more than 9,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, all on a lot that is just under an acre in size. Apparently, people have been trying to figure out who actually bought this property for some time. Even though it wasn’t done as a private deal, Cook somehow seemed to keep most of the information under wraps, until now that is.
Space to Roam
The one thing this house offers plenty of is space. In fact, it has more than enough space for guests to stretch out and enjoy spending time there, even if they don’t necessarily want to be around a big group of people. On the outside, the house looks like most mansions in the area. As opposed to having several stories, it just rolls out over a larger area. It’s made of the same type of concrete exterior that so many other homes in the area are made of. In addition, a large portion of the house is made of glass. In fact, there are entire walls of the house that have nothing but glass, all so occupants can enjoy the view. The entire house focuses on a large swimming pool complete with a fire pit. It’s all custom designed so it fits nicely together in the space provided.
Minimalist Design at its Best
There is no doubt about it, the interior of the home incorporates a mostly minimalist design. The overwhelming majority of it includes various tones of beige, brown and white that are incorporated into the overall design of the home itself. In addition, there isn’t a lot of artwork or other types of decor in the home. In fact, there are only a few pieces of artwork that were incorporated into the overall design of the home. One of them involves a beige sculpture that sits in the middle of a bookcase in the library and the other involves a silver metal sculpture that sits off to the side in one of the walkways as you exit the main living room to go into the hallway. The home has a number of television sets incorporated into its design, most of them hidden out of the way until occupants are ready to use them. The house also incorporates a number of fireplaces which exist just as much for their aesthetic value as anything else. Perhaps one of the most interesting designs is in the family room where there is an entire beige wall with a fireplace that sits just underneath it. Whenever the occupants are ready to watch television, the whole wall moves, revealing a polished marble surface with the television on the wall.
A Gourmet Kitchen
As is the case with most mansions of this type, there is a gourmet kitchen that follows the same color palette and design patterns as the rest of the home. There’s plenty of space for cooking a big meal, even if there isn’t a great deal of food preparation that goes on in the home. One of the best features about the kitchen isn’t the drop-down lights or the industrial-grade oven. Instead, it involves having an entire glass wall that acts as a sliding door, providing access in and out of the home while simultaneously giving one of the most breathtaking views of the region that you’re ever likely to see.
Modern Bathroom Design
As previously mentioned, this home has several bathrooms. However, one of the more unique designs involves the bathroom attached to the main bedroom suite. It involves an entirely separate area for showers, complete with a walled-off area that creates its own hallway where a garden bathtub is located. As opposed to sitting right next to a wall like practically every other bathtub, this one basically sits right in the middle of the room. It’s definitely a different take on things, but it also has a rather warm appeal once you get past the shock value. As is the case with the rest of the home, it’s designed with different tones of brown, beige and white with minimal decorations.
There’s no doubt about it, this isn’t a home that everyone would be comfortable living in. In fact, a lot of people find it to be quite sparse and of course, lacking in color due to its overall beige and white design. However, there are elements of the home which seem very peaceful. Furthermore, there is more than enough space to do practically anything that you want, whether that involves work or having a party. While the home may not be for everyone, Tim Cook seems to be very happy with it. After all, who in their right mind would pay over $10 million for a house unless they’ve absolutely fallen in love with it. That fact alone should go to show that he has become quite fond of the house. At the end of the day, that’s all that really matters. The fact that the home offers a number of different bedrooms and bathrooms means that it’s possible to have numerous guests over at any one given time. By the same token, it’s also possible to get plenty of work done in the spacious library or enjoy time with family and friends in the living room, all while enjoying food prepared in the home’s gourmet kitchen. For anyone that isn’t happy doing those things, it might be time for a nice dip in the pool, all while enjoying the atmosphere provided by the adjoining fire pit. There really is something for everyone.