Thu. Dec 9th, 2021

Steve Jobs’ Historic Woodside Mansion Gets History

Hey folks Almost two years ago Steve Jobs got permission to play architect and today the Apple CEO finally lived out his dreams. Jobs owns a Spanish Colonial Revival home built 86 years ago by architect George Washington Smith. The home, designed by noted architect George Washington Smith for copper baron Daniel Jackling, had 30 rooms – including 14 bedrooms – and 13 1/2 bathrooms, and was located on 6 acres of forested land.

But on Monday, crews began knocking the home to the ground.

“I just heard a bunch of noise up there and saw it going on,” said Greg Moretti, 37, of Woodside. “Whatever side of the demolition debate you are on, it’s hard to deny that what we are witnessing here today is the loss of a significant piece of California architectural history.”

Chief Executive of Apple Inc, bought the mansion in 1984, lived in it for 10 years and then rented it, but had left it vacant since 2000. Last month, the computer magnate said he was going on medical leave for the third time in seven years.

But a group called Save Our Heritage went to court and blocked the demolition. A San Mateo County judge and an appellate court agreed that Jobs had failed to show that tearing down the house was his only practical option.
Later on Jobs showed the evidence that t would cost millions of dollars more to renovate the mansion than to build his proposed new home.
Douglas Carstens, a lawyer for Save Our Heritage, said,
“It’s a very sad day today, and it’s a shame. I hope that people in the future will remember and be able to appreciate these very fine historic houses.”

You can have a sneak preview of the mansion below.
The above pictures are before the Mansion got History. Now see it going History.
In the end we would like to thanks Sandy Hutton for tipping us for this awesome news.