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Jonathan Ive , Apple`s senior VP of industrial design buys $17 million house in SF.
Jonathan Ive Apple`s senior vice president of industrial design, has paid $17 million for a house on San Francisco’s “Gold Coast,” .
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.
Jonathan Ive, 45, is one of Apple’s most well-known executives and is widely credited with the unique industrial design of the iPod, iPhone, and its other products. A close friend of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the British-born Mr. Ive has led Apple’s design team since 1996. He was knighted earlier this year. He leads one of Apple’s most secretive teams and like most executives at the company, lives a very private life.