Steve Jobs with iPhone house
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Gizmodo reports on the plans for Apple CEO Steve Jobs' new house in Woodside, California, to be built on the site of a mansion Jobs purchased back in 1984. That mansion, which had been built in the 1920s by copper magnate Daniel Jackling, had been the subject of a contentious dispute between Jobs and preservationists, with Jobs ultimately winning the right to tear down the residence and build his new home, rather than home remodel. Jobs' new house is surprisingly modest in size and sparsely designed for someone of his wealth, measuring in at under 5,000 square feet with a detached three-car garage. Here is what Gizmodo has to say, "Efficient with economical with space? An unflinching devotion to practicality? The distinct lack of garish bells and whistles? Sound familiar? In an age where architect and design firms are just starting to apply to Apple's design principles to the building of homes, Steve Jobs has gone and designed the iPhone of houses. The house design is a product of architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the same group that has been behind most of Apple's key retail stores, and the restrained result of their work suggests that Jobs offered a firm directive about his vision for the house. I'm a modest person but I have to admit if I had his money I would go bigger. You have to wonder though, if you lean on one side of the house will the antenna work? If you bumpt into the front glass window will it shatter. Will iphone repair costs, uh, I mean home repair costs be through the roof if it is out of warranty. Or, if it rains, is it no longer covered. Kidding aside, it seems like a dope house. I know Apple recently patended solar technology for the phone and I'm sure he will utilize that as well.