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

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



1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Simple rounded edges can do amazing things haha Btw awesome house

4. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

27. Aeires unregistered

Stealing design concepts from Braun, even better.

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

really nice house i must say.....

3. keron

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

21. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

U jelly?

38. thelegend6657 unregistered


5. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 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...

7. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Not impressed, I've seen better for less money

28. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 2011

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

8. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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 :)

13. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

18. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

10. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Where do I sign up to Apple

11. wendygarett unregistered

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

12. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1247; Member since: Jan 24, 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...

14. aquadust

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

So Basically Samsung paid for this house :-)

15. wendygarett unregistered

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

31. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

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

16. wendygarett unregistered

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

36. Volcomguy51

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 23, 2011

Wendy, welcome back my friend

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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!

19. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I hope his house is haunted :p

20. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

23. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

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

22. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Another article from iFan Michael H.

24. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

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