If you ever wanted to make yourself feel inferior, then having a good think about what kinds of things you’d be able to buy if you were worth millions or even billions of dollars is a good way to do it. While we should probably just be happy for what we’ve got – new smartphones, tablets, games etc aren’t things everyone has access to – there’s no doubting that some people live in a completely different world to the rest of us.
Take Apple’s head design man, Jony Ive. Now Apple’s ‘Senior Vice-President of Industrial Design’, Ive has understandably amassed himself quite the bank account. So, what do you do when you’ve earned huge sums of money and live in San Francisco? Well, you buy a mansion of course.
In the case of Jony Ive, that mansion happens to be in San Francisco’s ‘Billionaire’s Row’ area of the city and was apparently designed by Willis Polk who San Francisco people will tell you is a well-known local architect. We don’t know much about the man, but he certainly seems to have known his way around a drawing board!
Completed in 1927, the house was originally on sale for $25 million but Ive managed to pick it up for a comparative steal, paying ‘just’ $17 million for the property. While that sounds like, and really is, a lot of money in anyone’s book, that cash gets you six bedrooms and more bathrooms than any right minded individual should know what to do with. If we’re honest, we think we’d want more than six bedrooms for our $17 million, but maybe we’re being a little picky!
If you’ve ever wondered how the one-percenters live, then head on over and take a look at some of the photos that were presumably taken during the house’s sale in 2012.
Just remember – umpteen bathrooms and gorgeous kitchens don’t necessarily make a person happy!
They probably help though.