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Apple design chief Jony Ive buys $17M San Francisco home

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It was reported on Monday that Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jony Ive purchased a posh $17 million home on San Francisco's "Gold Coast," an upscale section of the city's hilly Pacific Heights neighborhood.

According to people familiar with the purchase, the house sits on one of the most exclusive blocks in San Francisco and was originally listed for $25 million, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Ive house
Jony Ive's new San Francisco home, via The Wall Street Journal.

The brick home, built in 1927 and designed by Willis Polk & Co., spreads 7,274 square feet over five levels, boasts six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms plus one half bath, an oak-paneled library, courtyard garden and six fireplaces. Of the six bedrooms, an upstairs unit sports a vaulted ceiling with exposed framework, while a two-bedroom, one bath staff apartment is located on the house's lower level.

Ive, who has been living in San Francisco with his wife and children, will be joining the likes of author Danielle Steel, who owns the 55-room Pacific Heights landmark Spreckels Mansion.
post #2 of 26
It looks lovely... and if anyone deserves it, it's Jony Ive!

David
post #3 of 26
Phew - dispels 'the moving back to England' rumour thankfully
post #4 of 26
What's the opposite of "There goes the neighborhood . . ."?

Edit: On further thought, inspiration is a very precious thing. Isn't this what Jobs, Apple, Ive, San Francisco, the winds off the Pacific, have been for a generation or so now?
Edited by Flaneur - 9/10/12 at 10:26pm
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Just so people don't have to go trawling for the pictures (don't quote them):

















I usually wonder why people need to live in houses with so many rooms as maintaining it would take a fair amount of effort but if you have over $100m, putting some of it into valuable property is a good idea.
post #6 of 26
@marvin: so you can invite lots of friends over!

Also... I thought Ive was gay?

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Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

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post #7 of 26
That's gonna be a shitty commute to Palo Alto haha
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How do you know what house it is Marvin?

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@marvin: so you can invite lots of friends over!
Also... I thought Ive was gay?
Er, the guy has been married for 25 years and has two sons. If he's gay he's been faking it for a long time. ;-)
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Originally Posted by lightknight View Post
Also... I thought Ive was gay?

 

You're thinking about the rumors about Tim Cook, stated once, never proven or refuted, repeated everywhere.

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post #11 of 26
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@marvin: so you can invite lots of friends over!

I guess so. He can host fairly big parties and with 8.5 bathrooms, no queuing needed.
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Also... I thought Ive was gay?

Nope, married with kids. He just has an effeminate accent. That's just a design thing though - same in the fashion world.
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That's gonna be a shitty commute to Palo Alto haha

I was thinking the same but it looks like it's only about 40 miles out. It could be an hour each way but it's not like he has a lot of work to do. He just phones Nishibori and asks him for the design then spends the rest of the day in the gym. His studio is off-limits to most people at Apple so nobody can check up on him watching TV.
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How do you know what house it is Marvin?

Those are photos posted by other blogs.
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@marvin: so you can invite lots of friends over!
Also... I thought Ive was gay?

Don't confuse gay with homosexual or metrosexual.
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I was thinking the same but it looks like it's only about 40 miles out. It could be an hour each way but it's not like he has a lot of work to do. He just phones Nishibori and asks him for the design then spends the rest of the day in the gym. His studio is off-limits to most people at Apple so nobody can check up on him watching TV.

Trust me it is. 101 south is a b!tch... but, he probably just goes in once a week for an hour at around 1pm. Or maybe he has a private helicoptor. HAHA

post #14 of 26
He's stripping all the walls and painting them white.
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That's gonna be a shitty commute to Palo Alto haha

Ive has already lived in San Francisco for many years, so he's used to the commute. Driving an Aston Martin to work cushions that particular blow nicely.

 

No need for him to take US 101, either: Interstate 280 is much more direct to Cupertino and has less traffic.

post #16 of 26
Why does he need a house... Get back to work, Jony! (just kidding, of course)

The house doesn't really seem to fit into the minimalist, modern aesthetic, does it? More like a party house.

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post #17 of 26
Neighbors down the street include Larry Ellison (his SF abode) and Gordon Getty.
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Pincus of Synga bought a place a block down the street too.

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You're thinking about the rumors about Tim Cook, stated once, never proven or refuted, repeated everywhere.

 

He can't refute it. If he did, he would be called a liar. Just like Steve, Tim cares more about making money than taking a stand on social issues.

 

 

Meet Apple’s New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley

It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over. If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress.

 

Romantic interests: After Cook was profiled as a "lifelong bachelor" and "intensely private" elsewhere, we wondered if he might be gay. We've since heard from two well-placed sources that this is indeed the case, and it sounds like Cook's sexual orientation has been the topic of at least some discussion within the company. One tech executive who has spoken to multiple Apple management veterans about Cook was told executives there would support Cook if he publicly acknowledged his orientation, and even would encourage him to do so as he steps up his leadership role, but that they also had concerns about whether his coming out would impact the perception of the Apple brand.

http://gawker.com/5736917/meet-apples-new-boss-the-most-powerful-gay-man-in-silicon-valley

 

 

 

Media on Apple CEO Tim Cook's Sexuality: 'Come Out, Come Out...'

Like it or not, Tim Cook has been outed.

Out Magazine placed Cook atop its annual list of the most powerful gays and lesbians. Cook, a man who’s often described as “intensely private,” didn’t show up for the photo shoot.

 

“Cook is one of those at the high levels who is afraid to publicly confirm his homosexuality," Jackson writes. "And he won't be a role model for the LGBT community until he confirms the rumors and comes out of the glass closet he is assumed to be living in.”

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/25/idUS422760388920110825

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Originally Posted by Russell View Post
He can't refute it. If he did, he would be called a liar.

 

I'm sorry, people aren't in charge of their sexuality? So I'm gay if I'm told I'm gay? That has to be one of the stupidest comments I've ever heard.

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I'm sorry, people aren't in charge of their sexuality? So I'm gay if I'm told I'm gay? That has to be one of the stupidest comments I've ever heard.

 

Tim would be called a liar by the straight and gay people that know him. That's why he'll never deny being gay.

 

 

Now, you have been labeled many things by many people, but you still refuse to accept it. Where's your pride? You certainly don't have any dignity left.

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Originally Posted by Russell View Post
Tim would be called a liar by the straight and gay people that know him. That's why he'll never deny being gay.

 

I don't get it. If he's not and he says he's not and the people that know him know he's not, why would they call him a liar?

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I don't get it. If he's not and he says he's not and the people that know him know he's not, why would they call him a liar?

 

Because he IS gay. If he was not, he would have said so long ago. How old are you?

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How old are you?

 

Old enough to ask a legitimate question and expect a proper answer.

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As long as a person is "fashionably left", the media and the masses don't seem to mind if that particular person is in the 1% like Ives and all of Apple's top executives. Never mind Apple's beautiful products are made by some of the poorest people on earth who spend their days stuck in working conditions the vast majority Apple product owners would never work in (they would rather live on government handouts than do that type of work for such little money). A vast majority of Chinese factories are nothing but the 21st century versions of the Southern Plantation and I'm sure good products the end consumer loved (who also voluntarily choose to stay blind of the working conditions it came from) came from those wicked places back in the day. Throughout human history it's been a very profitable business model to have the poor make your products, but history also shows that at some point it will end very badly before it eventually begins again somewhere else in a different but similar form.

 

While not directly related to Apple, China's prison system consist of over 5 million people in which most are forced to work in prison controlled factories for nothing. Those 5 million prisoners are not all thieves and murders but many of them are in prison for doing normal things we take for granted in our country. China also controls 95% of the world's access to rare earth minerals which are used to make most of our our favorite electronic devices, and I can guarantee those working into those ultra hazardous mines and refineries are NOT free.

 

Video of China's prison factories:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yumfVvJFUw8&feature=player_embedded

 

China's control of rare earth metals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiQoMDZGCs4&feature=player_embedded


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Old enough to ask a legitimate question and expect a proper answer.

 

And people expect the same.

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