Apple bought NC couple’s modest home for $1.7 million to make way for $1 billion data center

“Apple Inc. needed land owned by Donnie and Kathy Fulbright for a $1 billion data center in rural North Carolina. The couple showed no interest in moving out of their home of 34 years in the town of Maiden,” Adam Satariano reports for Bloomberg.

“The Fulbrights say they spurned one offer, then a second,” Satariano reports. “Finally, they agreed to sell for $1.7 million, county records show, opting to leave the single-story house on the less than one acre of land they purchased for $6,000.”

Satariano reports, “‘They told us to put a price on it and we did,’ said Kathy Fulbright, 62, seated on a brown leather sofa in the living room of the home she and her husband built with the proceeds. The 49-acre property boasts a 4,200-square-foot house with a Jacuzzi in the master bathroom, as well as a manmade pond stocked with bass and catfish.”

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