Jonathon Ive, the Apple industrial design whiz responsible for the iconic look of blockbuster products such as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, has purchased a home on San Francisco’s uber-exclusive Gold Coast, according to the WSJ . The recently knighted Brit reportedly bought the home for 17 million of the Scrooge McDuck-sized pile of dollars he has no doubt accumulated during his tenure in Cupertino, an epoch in which he and Steve Jobs literally transformed the way people interact with technology. $17 million is a lot of money, but don’t worry about Mr. Ive – or any other Apple stock-holder – running into financial problems anytime soon. The company is set to rack up enough iPhone 5 sales to raise the GDP of these United States of America by roughly half of a percent . …MORE
Christian Ponder’s play during the 2013 season can be described as unspectacular at best, but the Minnesota Vikings quarterback is still finding ways to score, albeit off the field. Less than one month after it hit the market, Ponder’s home in Excelsior, Minn. , has a pending offer. It wasn’t too long ago that Ponder, a former standout at Florida State, purchased the sprawling home on Lake Minnetonka. Records show the Vikings quarterback paid $880,000 for the estate in July 2012
His home on the science fiction show “Fringe” stretched between two worlds. However, off the screen, Lance Reddick is living like a suburban rock star in Los Angeles . The veteran actor bought the former home of Steel Panther lead singer Michael Starr. The Los Angeles Times reports that Reddick paid $1.315 million for the 3,191-square-foot spread set on a third-of-an-acre in Studio City, Calif . Offering respite from the entertainment world, the home, built in 1939, opens to a large circular courtyard with a fountain. The property consists of two structures: a main house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and a studio guest house offers additional one-bedroom accommodations.