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The Washington house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon is on sale for $2.3 million — take a look inside

exterior view of the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon, showing its driveway, lawn, and trees
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  • A piece of history from one of the world's biggest companies is up for sale.

  • The Bellevue, Washington house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon is on the market for $2.3 million.

  • Take a look inside, including the garage where it all began.

Jeff Bezos owns property worth hundreds of millions of dollars, but one home associated with the Amazon founder has just hit the market for a comparatively cool $2.3 million.

The house, in Bellevue, Washington is an instrumental piece of Amazon's history. It was in the garage of that home he was renting at the time that Bezos started Amazon, then an online bookseller, in 1994.

Take a look inside the home where it all began:

Amazon's origins trace back to this unassuming home.

exterior view of the home where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, showing its front door, windows, garage, and lawn
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It's 10704 NE 28th Street in Bellevue, Washington. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, at age 30, in the garage of this home.

Bezos and his now ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, rented the home after moving to Washington.

Jeff Bezos MacKenzie Scott
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott.Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

They reportedly paid $890 a month in rent, The Wall Street Journal reported in 2011.

The garage where Amazon began.

wooden garage containing a sign saying "Amazon.com" in the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon
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In fact, the home appealed to Bezos partly because he wanted to be able to brag about building a startup out of a garage, in the Silicon Valley tradition, according to the Journal.

Here's another angle of the garage.

the garage of the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon
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It's unclear if the garage was significantly changed in the renovation, says listing agent Lin Shen of Sea to Sky Realty.

The home has been renovated since Bezos lived there.

a living room in the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon, including a coffee table, skylights, furniture, and fireplace
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It was built in 1954 but renovated in 2001, according to its Zillow listing.

It has 1,540 square feet of living space.

furniture in a large great room and kitchen of the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon
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It has three bedrooms...

a white bedroom with multiple windows in the home where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon
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...and two bathrooms.

two sinks and a large mirror in a bathroom in the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon
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There's a granite and maple kitchen.

a maple and granite kitchen in the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon
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It also has a sizable great room, and skylights give the home plenty of natural light.

the great room and kitchen of the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon
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In the back yard, you'll find a large deck.

a large party deck in the fenced backyard of the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon
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The home also has a hot tub, according to Zillow.

The home has changed hands several times.

exterior view of the home where Jeff Bezos started Amazon, showing its driveway, lawn, and trees
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It was sold for $182,000 in 1998; $375,000 in 2005; $620,000 in 2009; and most recently $1.53 million in 2019, according to Zillow. It hit the market with an asking price of about $2.3 million on January 18.

Though it's a far more modest home than any of Bezos' more recent residences, it's probably safe to say this house was key to building Bezos' billions — $183 billion to be precise.

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