The Rich Are Different

Tech Professionals Are So Chill, They Don’t Even Need Mansions ‘Right Away’

Pretty soon they'll be living in trailers (oh, wait...)

 Tech Professionals Are So Chill, They Dont Even Need Mansions Right AwayIt’s always a great week to be a rich tech person, but the last 10 days in particular have especially been swell for rich tech people who are also into faux-simplistic real estate.

The tricked-out trailer rolls on with a story on SFGate.com highlighting the Hill House, a modernist abode being featured on an upcoming San Francisco house tour. The Hill House clocks in at a meager 2,200 square feet, you see, which means it’s the perfect structure to prove how “well-heeled techies are looking for status in the simplicity of a home rather than its size,” SFGate.com says.

Its designer, Cary Bernstein, points out that having a lot of space is “almost a negative value” in the tech community. “There’s a real emphasis on not seeking a mansion right away,” he adds. No mansions right away, you guys, maybe later. Don’t you know cultured people when you see them?

It boasts “green benefits,” of course, with radiant-heated floors and large windows to let in more light. Scott Croyle, a senior vice president at HTC, lives there with his wife and son. Mr. Croyle said an important part of the house’s design was that it not “be screaming technology … I just kind of want the technology to disappear.”

Us, too, Mr. Croyle. Us, too.

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