The legal battle that ensued was epic. From 2004 to 2011, Jobs and his lawyer returned to court time after time to gain the necessary demolition permits. The two sides struggled seemingly endlessly, with the preservationists insisting that the home was an important piece of history and Jobs insisting that it would take more money to salvage the mansion than it would to simply tear it down and build a new home.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse, CA. Spanish Colonial Revival + California Mission styles often borrow design elements from ancient Moorish architecture. Moors would tile the surface of corridor walls and floors just like the courthouse. All the tile work in the courthouse was done using tile from a nearby tile company in CA though there are a few decorative tiles from Tunisia in the main staircase (shown here), the Mural Room Lobby + edge detailing on a few arches in the building.
This Amazing Chinese Mansion Is Abandoned Because It's Haunted
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Wilk-Burch house, former Arthur Kelley residence, Arthur Kelley, arch. La Cañada Flintridge, 1925. Highly regarded authorities on Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture, architects Michael Burch & Diane Wilk of Michael Burch, architects, La Cañada Flintridge, California, lovingly restored the residence to its former glory after purchasing it in 1999. They added a second floor, a portion of which is depicted in this photograph of the residence, featured in Diane Keaton's book "Casa…
Jackling Mansion, a 17000 sq foot home once occupied by Steve Jobs in Woodside, California. Jobs wanted to demolish it since 2000 but the town wouldn't allow it, so it stood empty/uncared for for 10 years until Jobs finally won the right to tear it down just months before his death.
In a very real way, the neglect suffered by this beautiful mansion only served to increase and highlight its best features. The world lost a truly elegant piece of architecture when the Jackling House was demolished.