Gallery: Steve Jobs’ Modern Childhood Home May Have Incubated his Desig...

Steve Jobs grew up in a sleepy neighborhood in what was set to become Silicon Valley, in a home designed with simple but strong design elements that spoke to the middle class’ sense of leisure. It turns out that Job’s masterful use of modern design could have been incubated by growing up in that home, which was built by California's Modernist developer Joseph Eichler. The idea is not too far fetched - in Walter Issicason's biography on the design pioneer, Jobs admits "that his appreciation for Eichler homes instilled in him a passion for making nicely designed products for the mass market".

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  1. DaveK2 February 16, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Contrary to this post, Steve Jobs’ boyhood home was not an Eichler, but a similar mid-century modern. (Steve Wozniak grew up in an Eichler). The Eichler Network recently uncovered the real story about Jobs’ home in its story, “Jobs’ ‘Likeler’ Is No Eichler.” See

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