Jobs became fascinated by the way Carr Jones relied on old material,
including used bricks and wood from telephone poles, to provide a simple and sturdy structure.
The beams in the kitchen had been used to make the molds for the concrete foundations of the Golden Gate Bridge
which was under construction when the house was built.
"He was a careful craftsman who was self-taught," Jobs said as he pointed out each of the details.
"He cared more about being inventive than about making money, and he never got rich. He never left California.
His ideas came from reading books in the library and Architectural Digest."
Jobs had never furnished his Woodside house beyond a few bare essentials:
a chest of drawers and a mattress in his bedroom,
a card table and some folding chairs in what would have been a dining room.
He wanted around him only things that he could admire, and that made it hard simply to go out and buy a lot of furniture.
Now that he was living in a normal neighborhood home with a wife and soon a child,
he had to make some concessions to necessity. But it was hard.