“One of Apple chief Steve Jobs’ longer personal struggles is returning to the limelight as a local town council is reviewing his request to demolish a historic house once described by the executive as an ‘abomination,’” Aidan Malley reports for AppleInsider.
“This next Tuesday, the Woodside Town Council will review the longstanding request from Jobs to scrap Jackling House in favor of a smaller, contemporary home,” Malley reports.
“The review would follow previously unmentioned dialogue between Jobs and the Town Council from last year where the Apple co-founder had made a more concerted effort to persuade local officials that scrapping the 1925-era building was more efficient than restoring it to a workable condition. A permit application attempt from 2008 broke down the costs and explained that it would take $13.3 million to restore Jackling House — which sprawls over 17,250 square feet and hasn’t been used for 10 years — but only $8.2 million to build a completely new, 6,000-square-foot home in its place,” Malley reports.
More details in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "James W." for the heads up.]