The New York Times has an extensive article on Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ plan to tear down a 17,000 square foot home that he owns in Woodside, California. “In what could become America’s highest-profile tear-down, Jobs, the Apple and Pixar chief executive, is seeking this town’s permission to hit the delete button on the 1926 Daniel C. Jackling estate, a moldering manse designed by George Washington Smith, the architect who created the look of Montecito and Santa Barbara in the 1920’s… Preservationists have deemed the house historic, an important example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, one that currently stands empty and derelict at the end of a stone-lined cul-de-sac. Jobs, however, can’t abide the place. He recently described it publicly as ‘one of the biggest abominations of a house I’ve ever seen.'”