Steve Jobs Wins The Right To Demolish Old Mansion

Late last month I wrote about how the city council in California is reviewing Steve Jobs’ petition to have 84 year old mansion Jackling House torn down to be replaced by a smaller house.  The 17,250 sq. ft. Spanish Colonial style mansion was named after copper millionaire Daniel Jackling, who passed away in 1956.  The architect was George Washington Smith.

Jobs bought the Jackling House mansion in 1984 when the first Mac was released.  He lived there for 10 years before moving to Palo Alto.  The Woodside town council approved a demolition permit for Jobs to have the mansion taken down in 2004, but it was blocked by an ad-hoc organization called Uphold Our Heritage.  Uphold Our Heritage viewed Jackling House as a national treasure, but Jobs called it “one of the biggest abominations of a house I’ve ever seen.”

The town council of Woodside, California voted a 6 to 1 approval for the teardown.  Mayor Peter Mason, who is also a licensed architect was the one person that voted against the teardown.

[via Fortune]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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