If you're a soon-to-be Facebook millionaire wondering how to spend your newfound wealth, perhaps you can add "subterranean garage accessible only by aircraft carrier elevator" to your wish list.
Making the rounds on the Internet is a video clip from the television show "Million Dollar Rooms" that highlights the engineering wonder that is Tom Gonzales' 6,000-square-foot underground garage. He's one of Silicon Valley's original high-flying tech titans who made his money when he, along with his late son Tom Gonzales Jr., founded Commerce One.
Gonzales sunk a large portion of the money he made riding the enterprise software wave of the late '90s into his custom Lake Tahoe house, Sierra Star, that's now on the market for $50 million. In addition to million-dollar views and a 30-car garage in the carriage house, the lakefront property also boasts a now-not-so-secret underground garage large enough to fit nine buses. … Read more