Apple CEO Steve Jobs gets green light to tear down his ‘dump’ of a house

“Apple Computer and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs received the green light from local government officials Tuesday to demolish a historic building on his property in Woodside, Calif.,” Dawn Kawamoto reports for CNET News.

“Jobs, who owns an expansive Mission Revival home designed by the late, internationally known architect George Washington Smith, was battling with preservationists, who sought to keep the home intact. The building had fallen into severe disrepair over the years… Jobs still has several hoops to jump through before he can clear his property of the house, which is in need of costly repairs,” Kawamoto reports. “Jobs cannot demolish the house until he receives a permit to do so, which will take until June 16. In the meantime, he’s required to share the cost of advertising and promoting the donation of the estate to any organization willing to cart it away.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Now Jonathan Ive can get to work designing one heck of a house.

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  1. “In the meantime, he’s required to share the cost of advertising and promoting the donation of the estate to any organization willing to cart it away.”

    Share the cost? For someone who gets a salary of $1 per year thats pretty rough ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. “Someone needs to explain why this is news.”

    It’s news because I clicked on it. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> (you did too)

  3. I just bought an ISight and an Airport Express base station.

    You’re reading this, therefore it must be news.

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  4. John, if you think that because he’s an industrial designer (ie. not an architect) that he wouldn’t be able to design a kick ass house…then my feeling is that you are probably wrong. Margaret Mackintosh once said, “The design of a pepper pot is as important as the conception of a cathedral.” …I think when one truely understands what it is to “design”..then that can be applied to anything.

  5. It’s going to have G5 cheese grater paneling to keep the house efficient plus a multitude of fans to keep the air moving. His carpet will be green like the boards inside the G5 while the furniture will be black like the chips inside the G5. The top view will be gray but the walls will be iMac white. All the light switches will be in Click wheel form including the toilet lever to flush it.

    ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> I am kidding of course.

  6. Think of it this way: We’ve paid for the house that Steve will build.

    Good luck Steve — watch them cost overruns — and don’t forget that it’s faster and cheaper to build an overdesigned house than make changes on the fly. Not to mention less stressful.

  7. I somehow don’t think he’ll need a huge dressing room for all his clothes. It will be interesting to see how it compares with Gates’ technohouse up in Washington.

    “main” – where the treasure be buried, ahhh Jim lad.

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