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Warren Buffett's house comes up a lot in conversation. For a billionaire, he's lived in the same Happy Hollow home for decades.
He has even openly talked about how his place, built in 1921 with a current assessed value of $660,000, is more expensive in taxes than his multi-million dollar California home. His offered solution: he should pay more in taxes for the beach home.
Recently, I noticed some work being done on Mr. Buffett's driveway. I pass by his place on my way to work. He lives and works on Farnam. I just work on the street.
Those who flock to Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting may need to get a new picture of themselves outside his place next year because past photos will be dated.
It seems the Oracle of Omaha is getting a gate. The driveway was torn up to put in a system that appears to melt the snow. Now, workers have the makings of a security fence and intercom.
Those who stopped by his home to get a picture or two often wondered why his home was so accessible to them. Many outsiders, I think, expected someone of his stature to have everything short of a moat.
Perhaps these changes will fit in more with some perceptions.