Steve bought his Palo Alto home in the mid-1990s, after his marriage with Laurene Powell. The house is the British country style, it fits beautifully with the rest of this quiet neighborhood — and certainly does not stand out as the house of a high-tech/media mogul. From people who have seen it, the house is lightly furnished, but much more so than Steve's bare Woodside mansion during his bachelor days. Steve lived in this house for twenty years, and died there on October 5, 2011, surrounded by his family
After Steve Jobs was granted the right to demolish the Jackling house in 2010, speculation arose as to when he would leave Palo Alto for a brand new house in Woodside (see Woodside mansion). There were also rumors he would move to France for his retirement, as his wife was seen touring the château de Sannes in the South of France in the fall of 2010. Unfortunately, Steve's deteriorating health obliged him to stay housebound in Palo Alto, and none of these plans ever came true.