Steve Jobs' Los Altos home designated historic resource

The home of the late and great Steve Jobs has received a designation of honor, being added to the list of Los Altos historic properties. The label was applied last night following a unanimous vote by the Los Altos Historical Commission, which has officially dubbed the home a historic resource. For those unaware, this is the home where Jobs co-founded Apple and constructed some of his first computer systems.

The home, which is located at 2066 Crist Drive, has been a two-year ambition for the commission, which now has it listed on the Los Altos historic resources inventory. Under this designation, some levels of protection are applied to the property in an effort to keep it standing, namely that Historical Commission can now input recommendations whenever renovations are sought, and such renovations must undergo additional reviews.

Patricia Jobs, Steve Jobs' sister, is the owner of the home, and she reserves the right to appeal the historic designation, which was made without need for her approval. A senior city planner, Zachary Dahl, says that he was in communication with her over the course of the past several weeks, and that he "did not get any comments back," so he is assuming that was approval on her part.

Said Commissioner Sapna Marfatia: "These significant [Apple-shaping] events took place at the subject property. Steve Jobs is considered a genius who blended technology and creativity to invent and market a product which dramatically changed many industries. His influence is expected to be felt by multiple generations forthcoming."

SOURCE: Mercury News