Steve Jobs is an extremely persistent man. He would have to be in order to run a multi-billion (or is it trillion?) empire so successfully. Therefore, when he sets his heart on getting something, or in this case, razing something to the ground, he makes sure that he bloody well gets it. When you have that much money, you do make for one really powerful enemy, don’t you? The story of Steve Job and his Mac-mansion begins in 1984 when this computer mogul bought a Spanish colonial style 1920s mansion known as the Jackling House. He lived in it for a decade or so and later gave it up on rent for a few years.
However, in the last decade, the mansion has been abandoned and it is in a state of neglect and disrepair. It was Jobs’ dream to bulldoze the mansion and he received permission to do so on 2004. However, the Save Our Heritage group picked up arms in defense of this property since they considered it to be a historical resource.
Since then, both parties have been involved in a long drawn public battle that has lasted 6 years. Now, Steve Jobs has finally secured the rights to swing the wrecking ball at this building and make his future home in Woodside, CA.
According to the statement made by Steve Jobs in 2004, he said that the house was “one of the biggest abominations” he’d ever seen. “It was never really a very interesting house to start with, so I think I could build something far, far nicer and far more historically interesting down the road.” We are eagerly waiting to see what will take the place of the 17,250-square-foot, 14-bedroom Jackling House.
According to the new plans for Steve Jobs’ Mac-mansion, he isn’t out to build a palatial and sprawling structure, as is the usual style with most people who are rolling in money. In fact, he plans on building a five bedrooms house with a three-car garage.
In addition, the Mac-mansion will also include a swimming pool, a pool house adjacent to it, and a third building that could either be the home office area or the guest house. The rest of the six acre property will be reserved for stone walkways, indigenous flora, and vegetable gardens. A refreshing change from some of the more ostentatious pieces of real estate the rich and famous call “Home Sweet Home.”