Steve Jobs Wants Jackling House Demolished

Posted Apr 27, 2009

Tomorrow a city council in California will review Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ petition to have an 84 year old mansion torn down to replaced with a smaller house that he prefers to live in.  The mansion is 17,250 square feet and is a Spanish Colonial style.  The mansion is called Jackling House because it is named after Daniel Jackling, a copper millionaire that passed away in 1956.  The house was designed by architect George Washington Smith.

Steve Jobs bought the mansion in 1984, the same year that the first Mac was released.  The mansion has 30 rooms and he lived there for the most of the 80’s before buying another place in Palo Alto.  Jobs even called it ?one of the biggest abominations of a house I?ve ever seen.?

The Friends Of The Jackling House organization want to have the mansion preserved and took the legal battle to the California Supreme Court.  Fortune has some additional pictures and information.