Amazon’s original birthplace sells for $1.5M

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Amazon’s first home has a new owner.

The house at 10704 N.E. 28th St. in Bellevue, Wash., formerly rented by Jeff Bezos as he was just getting the company off the ground, sold recently for $1.52 million, above the list price of $1.49 million. Records filed with King County list the buyer as Peng Chen, with scant additional details other than Chen’s status as a “married individual” with “his/her separate estate.”

Even with the sale complete, the fate of the oversized mailbox that sat on the curb for decades and become part of technology lore remains unknown. The mailbox is believed to have been used by Bezos and the company’s early employees to accommodate the book catalogs they were receiving for the online bookstore back when the company was known as Cadabra, Inc.

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