Did anyone attend the ribbon-cutting of this house yesterday? Anyone want to check out the Open House today or tomorrow? Thanks very much to a connected reader who passed this on to us.
Here’s a few more pictures from the house’s website.
Now, feast your eyes on this text:
Joseph Eichler built some of his first prototype “Eichlers” just one block away (here in Sunnyvale). Steve Jobs grew up in the area and was inspired by Eichler. Designer/Builder, John Citrigno, is a third-generation native. His great-grandfather was a general contractor that built homes in the area. Mr. Citrigno, a classmate of Steve Job’s at Homestead High, inspired by both Eichler and Jobs, asked the question at every step of design and construction:
“What would Joseph Eichler build if he were alive today?" (given the cultural changes such as the need for more closet space and current construction materials and technology) and “How would the home look, function, and feel… if Steve Jobs were project manager in charge of construction and design”?
The result is the home that will be unveiled tomorrow in Sunnyvale!
Somehow, we’re having trouble seeing Steve Jobs approve of all the cement in these pictures. However, if he were the project manager the house would run over budget by a factor of ten and he would leave out the off button on all the light switches. Kind of like the interior photos on the website.
And the website left out something important: how much? Burbed found out!
1,755 Sq. Ft.
$740 / Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 7,245 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 1 day
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Style: Modern/High Tech
View: Mountains, Neighborhood
County: Santa Clara
NEW METICULOUS STATE OF THE ART "21ST CENTURY EICHLER" UTILIZING CUTTING EDGE ENERGY EFFICIENT "GREEN BUILD" CONSTRUCTION w/ INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY & CUSTOM DETAILS THROUGHOUT * ONLY THE FINEST MATERIALS, FIXTURES & FINISHES INSIDE & OUT * ZERO ENERGY HOME USING SCALABLE SOLAR CELLS * STUNNING KITCHEN & BATHS, ETC * TOTALLY WIRED * THIS HOME IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION * TOP SCHOOLS:CUMBERLAND, SUNNYVALE, FREMONT
This must be the first use in a listing, ever, of the terms “TOP SCHOOLS” and “FREMONT” High. Steve Jobs did not go to Fremont, and Mr. Citringo, “a classmate of Steve Job’s [sic] at Homestead High” knows it.
On the left is the house that Steve Jobs chose to live in. It doesn’t look a lot like this one. The non-Eichler he grew up in, though, may be designated a historic site.