Ahead of the anticipated launch of the new iPhone 5 today, its designer Sir Jonathan Ive has splashed out more than €12.5 million on a house on San Francisco’s Golf Coast.
Ive is Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design.
His new home is a six bedroom, eight bathroom house in one of California’s most desirable neighbourhoods.
The plush Twenties hilltop residence, which overlooks the San Francisco Bay’s Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, went on the market in February for $25million but eventually changed hands for $17million.
Set over five floors, with 7,274sq/ft of living space, it boasts an oak-panelled library, a courtyard garden and six working fireplaces.
Other amenities include a fitness room, laundry, a gourmet kitchen with granite worktops, oak-panelled lift, grand dining room and a two-bedroom staff staff quarters in the lowermost level.
The sun-soaked master bedroom suite, located on the first floor, features a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, front-facing windows with custom blinds, a walk-in closet and expansive wardrobes.
By the master bedroom a study has further built-in library shelving, another wood-burning fireplace, bay windows that overlook the courtyard and a unique concealed oak paneled wet bar with pewter sink.
Two further en-suite bedroom suites with views of the San Francisco bay complete the first-floor.
The upper-most level of the home includes a light-filled bedroom suite with a charming wood-burning corner fireplace, a wood-paneled cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, and windows with neighborhood views as well as an en suite bathroom.
A further room on the top floor has stunning Bay views, a concealed wet bar with sink, a full bath and French doors to a sundeck with spa.