Steve Jobs may have a little early birthday present this week (it’s his big day tomorrow), with a local Woodside couple agreeing to take possession of the mansion house Jobs has been attempting to replace for years now.
The long-running saga of the Jackling residence dates back eight years. Jobs has declared his hatred for the place (he calls it an “abomination”, and has wanted to demolish it to create a place more to his taste.
However. the Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion, vacant since 2000, has won support from local preservationists.