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.
“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.”