“Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design, has paid $17 million for a house on San Francisco’s “Gold Coast,” according to people familiar with the deal,” Sally Kuchar reports for Curbed SF. “The house, on one of the city’s most exclusive blocks, was listed for $25 million.”

“Designed by the architectural firm Willis Polk & Co., the five-level brick home was completed in 1927 and has six bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms,” Kuchar reports. “The 7,274-square-foot house also features views of the San Francisco Bay, an oak-paneled library, a courtyard garden and six wood-burning fireplaces. An upstairs bedroom has cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, while on the lower level there is a two-bedroom, one bathroom staff apartment.”

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Photos via SF Curbed here.

MacDailyNews Take: The more roots Jony Ive puts down close to Apple HQ, the better.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]