Home designed by Steve Wozniak hits the market for $4.5 million

By on March 19, 2013, 3:00 PM

A six-bedroom, six-bath house previously owned by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has once again hit the open market. The 7,500-square-foot home in Los Gatos, California, designed by the Woz in 1986 can be yours for $4.5 million, down from $5 million just over a year ago.

A realty listing for the home says it sits on 1.19 acres and is nestled in the Los Gatos Mountains. The home was recently redesigned and renovated yet it still contains many of Wozniak’s most unique design elements and personal touches like the initials “S” and “W” that were etched on the inside of a drawer in the music room and secret passageways for his kids to use.

In a brief phone interview, Wozniak said the property started as a three-bedroom home but it grew as his family extended. Wozniak has three children of his own and three stepchildren. He said he liked the architecture very much, which cost more than $1 million when he had it built.

Former president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors Suzanne Yost said marketing a home that once belonged to a celebrity certainly drives interest but in her opinion, it doesn’t change the market value and may or may not translate into buyers.

Two other people have owned the home since Wozniak lived there. The first of the two owners put the property up for $10 million but things went bad during the housing market crash and they had to file bankruptcy in 2008.




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davislane1 davislane1 said:

If I had 4.5 mil to drop on a house, this one would probably be last on my list. Something about the entire color palette matching Appel Store spec. just kills it for me.

P.S. Maybe it is a religion? [link]

B00kWyrm B00kWyrm, TechSpot Paladin, said:

If I had that kind of pocket change

then I would probably choose a Veneno...

or a Yacht.

Hey... if you have 4.5 then what is 5.7?

Guest said:

Do you have to buy a new 4.5 mil house next year because this one is out of date? Will they change the locks and keys on me so I have to buy the new standard for that house?

RH00D RH00D said:

Why hate on Woz? Woz is awesome and a genius. Just because he happened to work for Apple back in the day doesn't mean he's a carbon copy of Jobs and company. I don't know what Apple stores the first poster has been looking at but the only resemblance in colour is the use of light tan, which is certainly common in a lot of households. The other main color of Apple stores is silver, of which there is very little in that house.

howzz1854 said:

Wow... 8 percent off!! what a deal!!

davislane1 davislane1 said:

Why hate on Woz? Woz is awesome and a genius. Just because he happened to work for Apple back in the day doesn't mean he's a carbon copy of Jobs and company. I don't know what Apple stores the first poster has been looking at but the only resemblance in colour is the use of light tan, which is certainly common in a lot of households. The other main color of Apple stores is silver, of which there is very little in that house.

It's a common color but a lot of $1m+ homes incorporate a more diverse palette & design elements to create character/something that catches the eye. What we have above is rather vanilla for the price range. This isn't me trying to hate on Woz; it's simply a statement of difference in taste.

Edit: And a failed Apple joke, apparently.

Arris Arris said:

If I had 4.5 mil to drop on a house, this one would probably be last on my list. Something about the entire color palette matching Appel Store spec. just kills it for me.

P.S. Maybe it is a religion? [link]

"The home was recently redesigned and renovated"

It's possible the white washing of the interior is to present prospective buyers with a blank canvas. I wouldn't assume it was this way when Wozniak lived in it

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