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A native Washingtonian, self-made millionaire, angel investor and philanthropist has put his Bellevue penthouse on the market for $13.95 million. But don’t worry about wear and tear — Gary Rubens only used the penthouse for entertaining. His family’s primary residence was elsewhere on the Eastside, reports PSBJ.

The three bedroom, five bathroom, 6,400 square foot home comes completely furnished. The palatial penthouse boasts an expansive living room with a fireplace wall, a state-of-the-art kitchen and huge master suite with a spa-like bathroom and massive walk-in closet.

For party goers, the place features a games room with a pool table, plus a wine room with its own bar with beer taps, a keg-cooler and storage for hundreds of bottles of wine.

You can take a party of 75 outside to enjoy the 3,000 square feet of terraces, or soak in a hot tub with a 60-inch retractable TV, while blasting music from built-in speakers.

Rubens made his bounty when he founded in 1999, and sold it to Lowe’s Home Improvement in 2012. Since then, he has invested in over 80 new businesses including Tagboard, Thrive Causemetics and He also owns Athlete Intelligence, a company offering data analytics around the performance of athletes and the impact of the sport on their bodies.

As he told PSBJ, he wasn’t always living in the lap of luxury. Rubens grew up in a very poor family and couldn’t afford to attend college at Washington State University, despite earning good grades and gaining admission. This rough beginning fostered a lifelong dedication to giving back.

Since 2013, the Rubens Family Foundation has donated more than $26 million to organizations including the Washington State Opportunity Scholars, Technology Access Foundation and Rainier Scholars, reports PSBJ.

The Bellevue penthouse served the Rubens family as a space for corporate and charitable fundraisers, as well as parties during holidays. According to PSBJ, about 150 people attended a recent JP Morgan client appreciation dinner there.

The home features a mystical automation system which controls the blinds, the audio and 13 state-of-the-art, flatscreen TVs. For (only) $13.95 million, you can throw the party of a lifetime.


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