Take a peek inside Jony Ive’s $17 million ‘Billionaire’s Row’ mansion

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Want to improve your Monday by seeing how design guru Jony Ive lives? Over the weekend, Business Insider ran a gallery, showcasing Apple’s acclaimed design guru’s home on San Francisco’s “Gold Coast,” also known as “Billionaire’s Row.”

While Apple rarely discounts products, the same didn’t apply here, since Ive picked up the mansion for a (relative) snip in 2012: paying $17 million against an original asking price of $25 million.

The five-floor home was completed in 1927, and features a modest four bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms (I wonder if the half bathroom was an incremental S release with only minor under-the-hood improvements!). It was designed by well-known local architect Willis Polk.

Of course, there’s no way of knowing how the property has been modified since Ive and his wife moved in. For all we know, he’s given the whole thing a flattened, iOS 7 makeover, and replaced every inch of wood and stone with aluminium and sapphire crystal glass.

Still, a man needs somewhere to store his impressive (growing) army of cars, doesn’t he?

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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