Sir Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple, has plunked down US$17 million for a 7,274-square-foot home in San Francisco. Sitting in San Francisco's exclusive "Gold Coast" neighborhood, the house has six bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms.
Sir Jonathan Ive's New Home
Photograph by Jacob Elliott from Real Estate Listing
The Wall Street Journal reported that the house had been on the market for $25 million. In addition to the many bedrooms and bathrooms, the house has a nice view of the San Francisco Bay, an oak-paneled library, a courtyard garden, and six fireplaces. It also sports a two-bedroom, one bathroom staff apartment.
The "Gold Coast" neighborhood is really a short section of Broadway in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. As you can see in the map below, it's not actually on the coast, but that's just nitpicking.
Gloria Smith and Jon Taylor of Sotheby’s International Realty had the listing. As the "Sotheby's" name suggests, this firm specializes in high-end houses around the world. If you want to do a little tech-exec gawking, the 700 word description of the home in its listing describes a breath-taking building.
You can also see 13 images of the house at the bottom of the listing.