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

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

scrooge-mcduckIt’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.

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The tricked-out trailer rolls on with a story on 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,” 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.

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