The humble home where Silicon Valley tech titan Steve Jobs ( and Steve Wozniak ) built some of his first computers and co-founded Apple was added to a list of historic Los Altos properties Monday night.
The Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously to designate the home at 2066 Crist Drive a “historic resource” due to its association with Jobs, as well as to place it on the city’s historic resources inventory.
The vote is the culmination of a two-year effort by the commission to preserve the one-story, ranch-style home as it stands. Chairman Frank Bishop praised the work of his colleagues and city staff, which included extensive research and a property evaluation.
The home is owned by Patricia Jobs, Steve Jobs’ sister. The commission didn’t need her permission for the designation although she could appeal its decision to the city council.
Zachary Dahl, a senior planner with the city, said Patricia Jobs requested corrections to the city’s evaluation of the property, but then didn’t respond when it was sent to her for review.