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Apple's Jony Ive buys a $17M house in San Fran

Posted: , by Michael H.

Apple's Jony Ive buys a $17M house in San Fran
Apple is a hugely profitable company, and Jony Ive is the design genius behind many of its most iconic devices, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he is an extremely profitable man. So much so, that Sir Ive (he has been knighted of course) has purchased a new home in San Francisco for a reported $17 million.

The house is on San Francisco's Gold Coast, and really, we should probably call it a mansion. The mansion is brick and was built in 1927. It's 5 storeys and covers a massive 7,274-square-feet. Taking up that space are 6 bedrooms, 8 1/2 bathrooms, an oak-paneled library, and a total of 6 fireplaces (you know, because San Francisco doesn't have modern conveniences like electric or gas heating). And, just in case that isn't enough, it includes a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment for staff or guests or whatever. 

Some of you may think that right now isn't the right time to be investing in real estate, but Ive actually got a good price on the home, because Ive ended up paying just 68% of the original price of $25 million.

source: WSJ via SlashGear




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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:40 13

1. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Simple rounded edges can do amazing things haha
Btw awesome house

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:44 6

4. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


On a related note I have to give Ive credit, the iPhone's design is simple, but sexy. There are only a few phones that look this good, such as the DROID RAZR.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:46 7

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


only android designs that can compete with the iphones are really the Xperias, htc's, and yes...... the Razrs

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 05:57 4

27. Aeires (unregistered)


Stealing design concepts from Braun, even better.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:42 5

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


really nice house i must say.....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:44 2

3. keron (Posts: 11; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


the house is looking as bad as his design..........

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:15 1

21. rgxVOiD (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


U jelly?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 00:50

38. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


troll

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:45 6

5. matrix_neo (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I like old fashioned house, it's like living in old age. Jony's mansion looks nice too but $17 million is a huge amount of money. Well then here's the nice investment of Jony Ive, so sad for ifans, apple employees live in comfortable lives at the expense of ifans pocket. But it's not a problem for almost all ifans of apple, anything apple selling to them, they will buy it coz it's from apple. Just saying...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:49 10

7. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 239; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Not impressed, I've seen better for less money

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 07:19 1

28. Volcomguy51 (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)


Its with the billions they "won" from Samsung and the money they stole from the American consumers.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:54 9

8. KFear (Posts: 135; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


So...he buys this home and meanwhile....

The private wireless company that i'm employed under has to cut employee commissions and has even laid off some workers because the Iphone is too popular in our city. Sprint, Verizon, and ATT pay a lot more for these iconic devices so they pay my boss less for each sale (upgrade or new line). Once he gets paid, I get paid commissions. It's been less and less each time.

We always see LG, HTC, and Samsung Reps at our location. Not Apple. Why would they ever hold sales contests or doing anything for the industry and THE WORKERS that actually sell their product.

I know that people love these devices and MP3's, online music stores, and personal computers are that much more popular because of Apple. But i'm sorry, I can't help but read this article in disgust because this month 2 workers were laid off and 3 quit because they couldn't afford the payout adjustments. All because people have to have the Iphone.

It's a great phone...but F*CK that phone.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:59 3

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


that really is a shame man......and its really all because people are soo media influenced by apple to the point where they really have no choice but to buy the newest iphone.......sorry for every thing but hopefully things will pick back up for you soon..... peace n God bless :)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 01:31 3

13. Captain_Doug (Posts: 734; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I quit because pay out sucks. Sales are hard enough, but when we sold iphones we'd get paid like $20. Compared to $50-75 and up for a 4G android. People say iphones are easy to use but those are the only customers that come back because they can't figure their phone out. Not worth it.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 02:19 3

18. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


We get alot of reps visiting us almost weekly with infos,sneaks peaks,advice or to take any suggestions or problems we may have with their handsets. Also htc,sony,nokia,samsung etc all run competitions and prizes for carriers staff as a thank you for selling their handsets.

Can you guess the one particular phone manufacturer which doesn't send any reps to carriers and also doesn't provide any prizes and competitions for carrier staff???!!!.....................You guessed it,Apple,they don't send any reps out because they don't care what we think or about any issues sales staff may have,and Apple don't want to give any money or prizes away they only want to suck the money inwards.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 09:27

30. joey_sfb (Posts: 1968; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple earned 70% profit by taking the easy road while Samsung HTC Sony work their ass off to earn that last bit of 30%.

Yet apple still behave like a spoil brat complaining and taking them to court.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 01:08 4

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Where do I sign up to Apple

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 01:10 7

11. wendygarett (unregistered)


Why phonearena like to post every Apple article recently even it is not relevant to device...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 01:25 1

12. kanagadeepan (Posts: 589; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Good luck to him and the house is nice too... But who is he??? Ya... He is the one who said "Apple is NOT working for money" and he is right the enormous money is actually working for apple in courtrooms and patent offices... He is correct...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 01:52 3

14. aquadust (Posts: 18; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


So Basically Samsung paid for this house :-)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 01:59 2

15. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol indirectly yes...
But Tim is the one who approved this...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:11

31. Daniel.95 (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Wendy do u know that home was mine.... I hate it and sell it

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 01:59

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lol indirectly yes...
But Tim is the one who approved this...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:44

36. Volcomguy51 (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)


Wendy, welcome back my friend

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 02:10 1

17. andro. (Posts: 1927; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


All this money earned by 'designing' pretty much the exact same phone for a couple of years running,its incredible the money ifans have handed over to apple. No doubt the 5.9 billion spent on iphone repairs over the last couple of years has also buffed up his salary nicely!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 02:49 1

19. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I hope his house is haunted :p

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:08 1

20. rallyguy (Posts: 430; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Wow, this is news? I have an idea PA. When there is no news about Apple, let's talk about nothing. Let's talk about Al Gore who is on the Apple board, and how much of a hyrocrite he is. Maybe someone just traded their car in for a new lease, can we investigate that? Maybe one of them has planted some new flowers at their house.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:44 2

23. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


all the while i thought i made a mistake on the website...thought it was a Real State site.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:42 2

22. voxmarc (Posts: 299; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Another article from iFan Michael H.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:46 1

24. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Maybe it's time to design new cables, and then release adaptors for extra charge...

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 03:59 2

25. Iphone4 (unregistered)


Why this is in the news? review it

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 04:42 1

26. fost4real (Posts: 26; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


UGLY HOUSE

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 08:55

29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


THEY NEED TO put A HUGE TAX ON HIS RICH greedy paycheck

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:19

32. devildlm1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


WOW! thats a cool phone -_-... don't get me wrong, its a nice house but why is this article on PHONEarena.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 12:56

33. downphoenix (Posts: 2230; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Considering how little work his design team has done since designing the original Iphone (and arguably, designing that phone itself given that it copies off the F600 and Prada), he's made a pretty penny.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 14:29

34. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Now an article on his wardrobe collection please PA. If you ask me this article deserves no place on a tech site. It's nothing but APPLE SPAM.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:59

35. ogtomasx (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


(Jony Ive) This is the guy that says QOUTE we have completly redisigned the new iphone 5 from the bottom up...!!!!! Wow How manny dum consumers are out there making people like mr. jony so rich buy fooling you into thinking that the iphone 5 is amazing LOL and its the best thing thats happen to iphone sence the iphone, what a joke GOOD JOB (Jony) nice house.....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:06

37. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)


a total of 6 fireplaces (you know, because San Francisco doesn't have modern conveniences like electric or gas heating)....Hey phone arena, STFU...the dude doesn't want his carbon FP that big @ home.

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