Drool over the spectacular home of one of Apple’s top industrial designers

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Photo: Craig Steely
Photo: Craig Steely

Great design doesn’t finish when you go home if you’re a member of Apple’s Industrial Design team.

San Francisco’s SFGate has published new pictures showing the home of long-time Apple industrial designer Peter Russell-Clarke, one of the inner sanctum of designers who work with Jony Ive.

Russell-Clarke is named on multiple Apple design patents — including ones for the iMac, iPod nano, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. With that kind of résumé, a house that is anything less than a stunner would be a missed opportunity.

Fortunately, Peter Russell-Clarke doesn’t disappoint.

Photo: Craig Steely
Photo: Craig Steely
Photo: Craig Steely
Photo: Craig Steely

The land the home is built on was bought by Russell-Clarke and mechanical-engineer wife Jan Moolsintog in 2009. The project was then built with the aid of San Francisco and Hawaii-based architect Craig Steely, who completed the work in 2012. As with the aforementioned Apple devices — which fit a whole lot of functionality into limited space — Russell-Clarke’s home packs many features into a relatively modest 1,800-square-foot plot.

As with any self-respecting Apple employee, privacy is the name of the game, too. According to Craig Steely, the main issue was “how to build a glass house to capture the view and sunlight that still allows for a level of privacy.”

It’s certainly a whole lot different to Jony Ive’s surprisingly traditional $17 million “Billionaire’s Row” mansion.

Check out more images at the link below.

Source: SFGate