What used to be Steve Jobs' garage door in Los Altos

Thursday Doors: Steve Jobs’ Garage

Earlier in the year I started a series of blogs about the “Geekiest Hot Spots” in Silicon Valley, with the first one being the HP Garage in Palo Alto–where two Stanford students, David Packard and Bill Hewlett, started building the audio oscillators that would be the foundation of Hewlett-Packard. That garage is informally known as “The Birthplace of Silicon Valley.”

What used to be Steve Jobs' garage door in Los Altos
How many cars do you suppose are in there?

This garage in Los Altos, where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers, is even closer to my home (I can easily bike there on my way to Trader Joe’s) and, it’s a new virtual Geocache site!

My husband and I found the virtual geocache (which means visiting the site and taking a selfie) one morning a couple weeks ago after the return to Standard Time made it too dark for us to go cache hunting in the evenings. If it weren’t for the geocache, and the obvious “No Trespassing!” signs, we probably wouldn’t have noticed it. It’s a very normal-looking house, with a normal-looking front door.

Front Door
No Trespassing!

What is it about garages? My theory is that here in CA nobody has a basement, so what used to go in the basement now goes in the garage. Or at least that is why, even after living here more than two years,  we still don’t park our cars in ours. Maybe we should all spend more time in our garages, being creative and puttering around!

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The author in front of the house, on this very quiet street

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in at Norm 2.0’s link!

11 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Steve Jobs’ Garage”

  1. Good find. At the moment the ground floor of our tiny cottage is serving as a garage/basement/workshop, lol. Once we’ve finished renovating we’ll lose all three facilities but at least we’ll have more living space. I think we’re going to need a bigger shed in the back garden. 🙂

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  2. I needed a separate barn “to putter around!” Our garage is a storage. mess! That’s what I thought Steve Jobs’ house would look like – that’s how he came came over to me – genius but down to earth! Great find!

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