Los Gatos Home Built by Steve Wozniak in 1986 Hits Market for $4.5 Million

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    Steve Wozniak's former home has hit the market for $4.5 million. The 7,500 square foot 6 bed/6.5 bath house sits on 1.19 acres at the base of the Los Gatos mountains. It was originally built by Woz in 1986, but is no longer owned by him.

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    From the listing agent at Sotheby's:
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    Outside there is a koi pond, a pool with a waterfall, and a wraparound terrace. The home, at 300 Santa Rosa Drive in Los Gatos, CA, is roughly a half hour drive from Apple's headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop.

    Article Link: Los Gatos Home Built by Steve Wozniak in 1986 Hits Market for $4.5 Million
     
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    Because they knew you would complain and wanted to provoke a reaction, duh.

    It couldn't be that some of us might find this interesting :rolleyes:
     
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    Just a toilet and sink with no bath or shower.
     
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    In the US a half bath is a bathroom without a shower or tub-- just a toilet and sink.
     
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    It's for guests. Just a toilet and a sink...
     
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    Beautiful home. I wonder what his current one looks like

    I believe there are also 3/4 (.75) bathrooms - sink, toilet, and shower (not a tub)
     
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    Built by him? So he built the entire thing on his own, eh? :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Comes with one year Apple warranty. Not two.

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    It's yet another example of Woz's incredible ability to reduce the number of necessary components.
     
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    Because many people come to MR while shopping for real estate.
     
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    How would you measure a house with 5 full bathrooms and 3 "half" bathrooms, it seems a confusing thing to try to boil into a single figure.

    That said, if it is truly 6 full bathrooms and one half-bathroom, then… why? I can understand a luxury home having en-suite facilities and maybe the two or three biggest rooms having a full en-suite bathroom, but why six baths? What has the Woz been up to that requires everyone to be able to take a bath simultaneously?!
     
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    Half a bath? How does the tub hold the water? Sounds like a bad idea to me.

    Anyway, I was going to buy this house but I'm going to wait to see what Lee Byung-chull's listing looks like in a few months.
     
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    That's just considered a full-bath.

    A half-bath is usually located near the Foyer or Living Room, and it's mainly for casual guests. It's also called the "Powder Room".

    Full Baths are located inside or near Bedrooms, and also near the Kitchen in very large houses, for the service personnel to use.
     
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    i'll trade you an ipod mini and an old airport express for it
     
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    Out of curiosity I checked the sotheby home website. I'm a bit amazed about the building. We all know 'The Woz' as an easy going guy whith whom it would be interesting and nice to drink a beer with. This house doesn't fit with that image at all. Is that due to the fact the house recently got renovated and redesigned?

    I definately wouldn't feel at home in that house the way it's decorated and furnished right now.
     
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    It should be used for an episode of House Hunters so that a 22 year old couple can come in and complain about everything. Wow, I love the stainless steel appliances, the master bedroom is too small, I don't want to clean all those bathrooms, this could be the home office, the granite is the wrong color, it is worth the extra 2.7 million over budget because there is room for the dogs to poop, there is enough room outside for a BBQ, but is the dining room big enough for our entertaining...

    Those who watch that show will understand that 90% of the buyers need to spend time in living a hard life first, although the girls wearing their prom dresses can be entertaining.
     
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    Word-of-Mouth Real Estate

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    It could be that it has been furnished for showing, so the photos you are looking at do not reflect Woz's lifestyle at all. It actually looks cold, missing the warmth home feeling.
     
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    he has as many bathrooms as he does smartphones.
     
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    Bay Area real estate is a joke. Families from China pooling cash together to buy a two bedroom condemned crackerbox of a house for millions, simply because it's a safe place to stash their money.

    Woz's home at least looks like it is worth the $$$. ;)
     
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    because there is an Apple television hanging on the wall.
     

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