Elon Musk joked that he once lived in a haunted mansion and reminisced about the elaborate parties he threw during a podcast earlier this August.
Elon Musk compared his former home in the Bay Area to The Shining’s home, with Musk citing instances where he heard “strange noises” and doors opening and closing on their own.
Elon Musk joked during the podcast I don’t see any real evidence for ghosts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out late at night.
The home that Elon Musk sold in December for an estimated $30 million is 16,000 square feet and has seven bedrooms (9.5 bathrooms) and a pool. Musk, the world’s richest man, initially raised about $23 million in 2017 according to Zillow’s Value History.
According to an old listing on Redfin, the 47-acre property represents one of the largest parcels of land in San Francisco and dates back to circa 1912. The billionaire said some of his parties added to the home’s beauty, including The Great Gatsby. About four-five years ago, he had organized a birthday party.
The billionaire joked that his party angered his neighbors in Hillsboro, California, where the average house costs more than $5.6 million and everyone falls asleep at 10 p.m. They said.
Musk said he also hosted a party after the video game “Castlevania” at the mansion. The billionaire has been known to throw complicated parties. Musk has said he ran a nightclub out of a college frat house in the ’90s to help pay for rent and university expenses.
Earlier this year, Tesla’s CEO held a “cyber rodeo” party to mark the start of the carmaker’s new factory in Texas. The event featured a drone display and a Tesla hanging from the ceiling. A year earlier, he threw a crowd of 9,000 people at Tesla’s Berlin factory.
During the podcast, Musk acknowledged that it’s been at least three years since he threw a private party, in large part because of the pandemic.
Musk’s San Francisco residence was sold last year after he vowed to sell all his belongings for a colony on Mars. The billionaire made about $130 million by selling his huge real estate portfolio.
Since, Musk has stated that he lives in a “very small” 3-bedroom house in South Texas that costs about $45,000.