Wall Street Journal's Candace Jackson gets a peek into the home of Google entrepreneur Wesley Chan, who in his 12 years with the company co-founded and launched such popular applications as Google Analytics and Google Voice.
The home's bones are 105 years old, yet visitors to Chan's San Francisco home are never more than a few steps away from a wireless charging outlet or USB port. All the home's lights are smartphone controlled. Downstairs, a studio apartment that has been dubbed "the CEO suite" often houses visiting startup founders and friends.
Google’s “egalitarian” principle—the idea that everyone has access to information—inspired Mr. Chan to program the home’s automation system so that visitors can access it on their smartphones through an app. Guests can play their own Spotify music mixes, or program a YouTube video to play on the home’s TV.