Elon Musk’s $50K Texas home features a space-ship kid’s playhouse
SpaceX bought the house and neighboring property in 2019
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has been confirmed as the occupant of a $50,000, three-bedroom ranch house in Boca Chica, Texas near his SpaceX production facility, the Daily Mail reported.
A kid’s playhouse in the shape of a SpaceX rocket is in the backyard, Tesla solar panels and a Starlink satellite dish on the roof, and a dozen cameras, some nestled in palm trees, encircle the house, the paper reported. Musk’s security entourage lives next door.
“You know Elon Musk is coming because you see the SpaceX people picking up trash and sprucing the place up,” neighbor Jim Crawford told the Daily Mail.
Musk tweeted in May 2020: “I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house.’’ Between June of that year and November 2021 he sold off seven California mansions for roughly $128 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Amid his move to Texas, Musk has denied claims he secretly lives at a friend’s $12 million mansion in Austin.
“My primary home is literally a $50k house in Boca Chica/Starbase that I rent from SpaceX … it’s kinda awesome though,” Must tweeted last June.
County records show that SpaceX bought the house, a garage and an adjacent empty lot in 2019, the paper said. Musk also listed it as his address when he registered to vote in the 2020 election.
The home’s previous owners, Richard and Patricia Heaton, said they were satisfied with the price they received.
Richard and Patricia Heaton, Musk won’t have to contend with spotty internet since his house is equipped with an antenna for Starlink, his satellite Wi-Fi company. “It truly was quite generous,’’ Richard Heaton, 75, told the paper.
While the house is fitted with lots of high-tech, and convenient to SpaceX, there is a major drawback: a 20-mile drive to the nearest supermarket and the necessity to have his drinking water trucked in by Cameron County once a week, at least until SpaceX builds a planned desalination plant.
[Daily Mail] — Maddy Sperling