updated 07:45 pm EDT, Tue June 23, 2009
Jobs mansion in Memphis
Following reports that Steve Jobs received a liver transplant in Tennessee, a number of Memphis residents believe the executive secretly purchased a mansion in an upscale district in Memphis. The property is allegedly located on Morning Place, a quiet cul-de-sac with homes set back amongst old-growth oaks, according to the Memphis Flyer.
Alexander Halslip of peHUB claims the 7,500 square-foot was purchased last month by an LLC owned by a local law firm. A lawyer involved in the transaction declined to provide additional details, but he did not explicitly deny the idea that Jobs owns the property. "I have no comment and I do not know," he said.
The realtor also claimed to be unaware of the true resident, as she worked directly with the lawyers. "Everybody in Memphis has come up with a story on who bought that house," she said.
Neighbors allegedly claim the building has received comprehensive renovations in the past few months, along with installation of a network of security cameras. The property is also said to be protected by a security guard. None of the locals claim to have personally observed the new occupants, however.
Despite the availability of top-notch hospitals in the Bay Area, the average wait time for transplants in California is much longer than in Tennessee. If the rumors are true, Jobs may have purchased the home or established a temporary residence to recover from the transplant without venturing far from the hospital.