CUPERTINO, California — The Rainbow Mansion sits high on a hill overlooking Silicon Valley. With a roof of Spanish tile and a chandelier in the foyer, this 5,000-square-foot West Coast mini-palace was once home to a man who made his millions selling chips for PC graphics cards and CD-ROM drives. But today, it’s a kind of Silicon Valley commune, a place where the Young Turks of the tech world can live and share their work.
Googlers live here. And NASA engineers. One resident builds electric cars at Tesla, and yes, Apple engineers have lived here too. But the whole idea of the place is that residents aspire to something more than a day job.