World’s smartest designer; Apple’s design guru Sir Jonathan Paul ‘Jony’ Ive, who recently received a British Knighthood is arguably the most influential man at Apple today. This British designer and the senior vice president of the industrial design at Apple Inc. is the lead designer and conceptual mastermind behind many of the blockbuster Apple’s products, who has led Apple’s design team since 1996. Like his former boss and close-friend, the late Steve Jobs, Ive’s sleek design philosophy and attention to detail were heavily influenced by his father. This softly spoken, thoughtful Brit whose incredible run of success has not only made him revered in the design community but has also helped him amass a fortune of $130 million. This design genius has now reportedly splashed out $17 million for a stunning house on San Francisco’s ultra-exclusive ‘Gold Coast’. Located on one of the city’s most exclusive blocks at 2808 Broadway Street, this Willis Polk &Co. designed house, completed back in 1927 was earlier listed for $25 million, to become one of the San Francisco's most expensive home.
Located in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood of Pacific Heights 2808 Broadway Street, San Francisco, California, the house exudes elegance and warmth on one of the most desirable streets in The City.
Extremely well maintained throughout its history, the five-level brick residence catches the eye with its timeless brick design, signature slate roof, and deep portico entry. This 7,274 square foot house boasts six bedrooms, 8 ½ bathrooms, oak-paneled library, a meticulously maintained courtyard garden and a total of six wood-burning fireplaces.
Bedroom located upstairs has cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, while on the lower level there is a two-bedroom, and one bathroom staff apartment.
On the inside, the foyer introduces the home’s period-authentic architectural details, while operable steel frame windows overlooks the garden courtyard, boasting moss-covered bricks that are shaded by mature ferns.
Further, the main gallery hallway is lined with steel-frame French doors and is illuminated by light fixtures, while the living room boasts hard-wood floors.
Notably, the house also boasts sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay that stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge, across Russian Hill, and to Alcatraz Island.
The main kitchen comes featured with granite slab countertops, a tall box-beam ceiling, and a large center island with butcher-block prep space.
Also, the full wall of divided light windows frames beautiful Bay vistas and a large casual dining area invites everyday meals.
Beyond the kitchen, there’s a fitness room, which can also be used a separate bedroom suite if needed.
The master-suite features a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, custom blinds and ample wardrobe storage space.
Highlighting the top, there’s s pent room with stunning Bay views, and featured with concealed wet bar with sink, a full bath and French doors to a sundeck with spa.
Some of the other notable amenities in the home include a laundry room with necessary equipments, security alarm system, six wood-burning fireplaces and four en-suite bedroom plus a two bedroom apartment downstairs.
The celebrity neighborhood includes Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal who owns a $6.5 million home, the renowned Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage who has a $9.4 million vintage mansion, Larry Ellison's San Francisco Home, and the co-founder of Zynga, Mark Pincus has recently bought a 11,500 sq ft. home in San Francisco for whopping $16 million.
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