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Woodside agrees to Jackling house deal

Original post made on Jul 21, 2009

It's not the end of the affaire du Jackling house in Woodside, but the end of the beginning may be near. A majority on the Town Council agreed to approve a contract that could see historic parts of the house extracted and given new life in a new house.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 7:00 PM

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm

And now the mayor comes in.........I smell a rat. This now has all the makings for a wonderful French or Italian comedy whereby the citizens could care less while the dowagers in a rather insignificant village want to make it important in order to rescue an organ from a decaying mansion and get it working and the brass shiny new so that it becomes an attraction which draws thousands of visitors from the neighboring villages who discover the people who run the town were made rich by a 60 year old crime which involved the robbery from German soldiers who stashed the gold and rare paintings under the cathedral after WWII and which the remaining leading citizens (all crooks), must find a way to hide the tons of gold which remain and must dispose of it before their secret pasts are revealed. First draft. The actual story is about as ridiculous.

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Posted by history repeats
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Will these parts and pieces of the Jackling house go the same way as the Drexler house?

If you recall Elsie Drexler lived in a home that was designed by Julia Morgan. It was on the property that Larry Ellison owns and the unique craftman style home did not fit in with the japenese village mr. Ellison was building. After much wrangling the house was dismantled and a developer promised to reconstruct the home at a later date. It currently sits warehoused in Half Moon Bay.

All these court cases and delay over the dilapidated jackling home will probably suffer a similar fate. Lets see if the jackling house really gets reused.

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Jul 24, 2009 at 3:52 pm

R.GORDON is a registered user.

Ohhh, those poor old decaying wrecks of once lived in grand houses.
One ending up in an almost bankrupt town like Half Moon Bay and its brass fixtures gathering an unwanted patina from the cold foggy air.

The second, more than likely will end up in the same place; same County AND there is a Woodside venture capitalist and philanthropist
who owns a large beach house there who just might make room for the Jackling place. Wouldn't that count as a "philanthropic" act?

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