“Steve Jobs’ replacement home in Woodside, California should differ significantly from those of some other CEOs, newly exposed plans suggest,” MacNN reports. “Originally submitted to town council to justify demolishing the historic Jackling House versus restoring it, the plans show a new single-family home roughly a third the size of its predecessor, and worth about $8.45 million. The layout is in fact relatively utilitarian for an executive, with five bedrooms, a three-car garage and a vegetable garden. More decorative elements include decks, lighted stone walkways and indigenous plants scattered over the estate’s 6 acres.”
MacNN reports, “Jackling House, by comparison, has a total of 30 rooms, including 14 bedrooms and 13.5 bathrooms. Not far from the building is the home of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, which cost $70 million and is modeled after feudal Japanese architecture. Jobs is likely to have offered specific guidance when coming up with Jackling’s replacement, says Christopher Travis, a managing partner of Austin, Texas-based Sentient Architecture.”
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