Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design, has paid US$17 million for a house on San Francisco’s “Gold Coast,” reports “The Wall Street Journal” ( Quoting unnamed “people familiar with the deal,” the article says 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 8.5 bathrooms. 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, notes the “WSJ.” An upstairs bedroom has cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, while on the lower level there is a two-bedroom, one bathroom staff apartment.