Apple designer Sir Jony Ive buys US$17 million San Francisco house

Ashleigh Allsopp
12 September, 2012
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Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive has splashed out on a house in San Francisco’s Gold Coast, according to the Wall Street Journal.

British-born Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, has paid US$17 million ($16.3m) for the house, which is claimed to have five floors, six bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, views of the San Francisco Bay, an oak-paneled library, a courtyard garden and six wood-burning fireplaces. Phew.

Wait, that’s not all! WSJ reports that the house also has an upstairs bedroom with cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, and a “staff apartment,” with two bedrooms and one bathroom.

I suppose it’s not surprising, he did design a raft of Apple products including the iMac, MacBook, iPhone and iPad after all.

Earlier this year, Ive was named the most powerful figure in British technology by Wired magazine, and was also crowed British Visionary Innovator by the Intellectual Property Office. Let’s not forget that he was knighted at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his services to design and enterprise, and is now a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).

Head to WSJ for images of the newly acquired home.

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