Girouard Properties

Whatever happened to Steve Jobs' teardown mansion?

March 12, 2012: 7:41 AM ET

It's not there anymore, but there's no building going on, and the property is not for sale

Before and after. Images: Google Maps

Remember the Jackling House, the 14-bedroom Roaring Twenties-era folly that Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs bought, hated, and planned -- despite the objections of preservationists -- to replace with a modern home more to his exacting standards?

Well, it got torn down in February 2011, while Jobs was dying and had more important things to do than build a new house.

It's not clear what Laurene Powell, Jobs' widow, plans to do with the property. According to Forbes, she's now the richest woman in SIlicon Valley and the 100th richest person in America, with a net worth of roughly $9 billion. If she wanted to build something, she could certainly afford to.

We checked with several real estate agents over the weekend. Sotheby's informed us that the property was not for sale. Girouard Properties was a bit more forthcoming. According to realtor Phyllis Ann McArthur, the land where the mansion once stood has been divided into three separate parcels held by three different trusts.

It doesn't sound like Steve Jobs' dream house will get ever built.

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