A Family Home
Powell shared her husband's interest in natural foods.
While at business school, she had worked part time at Odwalla, the juice company, where she helped develop the first marketing plan.
After marrying Jobs, she felt that it was important to have a career, having learned from her childhood the need to be self-sufficient.
So she started her own company, Terravera, that made ready-to-eat organic meals and delivered them to stores throughout northern California.
Instead of living in the isolated and rather spooky unfurnished Woodside mansion,
the couple moved into a charming and unpretentious house on a corner in a family-friendly neighborhood in old Palo Alto.
It was a privileged realm—neighbors would eventually include the visionary venture capitalist John Doerr,
Google's founder Larry Page, and Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andy Hertzfeld and Joanna Hoffman
but the homes were not ostentatious, and there were no high hedges or long drives shielding them from view.
Instead, houses were nestled on lots next to each other along flat, quiet streets flanked by wide sidewalks.
"We wanted to live in a neighborhood where kids could walk to see friends," Jobs later said.