Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

That’s ‘Sir’ Jonathan Ive to you.

Renowned and long-time Apple executive Jony Ive has purchased a $17 million home on San Francisco’s exclusive “Gold Coast.” The 45-year-old designer behind products like the iMac, iPhone, and iPad is now the owner of a¬†7,274-square-foot abode overlooking the bay area.

Given Ive’s British heritage, it’s only fitting that his new house features its own¬†courtyard garden and “cathedral” ceilings. Not too shabby, even for a man that’s been knighted by the Queen of England.

The Wall Street Journal has the details:

Designed by the architectural firm Willis Polk & Co, the five-level brick home was completed in 1927 and has six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms and one half bathroom. The 7,274-square-foot house also features views of the San Francisco Bay, an oak-paneled library, a courtyard garden and six wood-burning fireplaces. An upstairs bedroom has cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, while on the lower level there is a two-bedroom, one bathroom staff apartment.

Ive has been an instrumental part of Apple’s success, but he’s rarely seen by the public (outside of the occasional promotional video). It’s nice to see Apple’s prized creative enjoying his success.

Here’s some pics:

Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Drops $17 Million For A Classy House In San Francisco

Nice view.

  • Woscoe_

    good for him well deserved. any pics of the house?

  • reag89

    good for him well deserved. any pics of the house?

    WSJ have put photos up in their article
    http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/09/10/apple-executive-buys-on-san-franciscos-gold-coast/tab/slideshow/#slide/1

  • robert_walter

    Would be interesting to know something of the home’s previous owners.

  • dcj001
  • Ian Bradley

    How are you not aware that there hasn’t been a “Queen of England” for over 300 years? Unbelievable.

  • Moss

    How are you not aware that there hasn’t been a “Queen of England” for over 300 years? Unbelievable.

    How are you not aware that no one cares for your pedantry?

  • Ian Bradley
    How are you not aware that there hasn’t been a “Queen of England” for over 300 years? Unbelievable.

    How are you not aware that no one cares for your pedantry?

    Not quite pedantry, as referring to the Queen as the “Queen of England” is not only extremely ignorant of only over 300 years of British history, (as well as your own…), it also shows up your very poor education about the outside world.

  • townNOTgown

    Enough with the lazy national stereotypes please.

  • Conor Conay Jackson

    1) There hasn’t been a Queen of England since Elizabeth I
    2) Sir Jony was knighted by the Princess Royal.

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