Skip to main content
Tags: california | romney | mansion

Romneys Approved to Build Beachfront Mansion in California

Friday, 11 October 2013 10:59 PM EDT

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, can demolish their beachfront home in a tony enclave near San Diego and build a larger 11,000-square-foot replacement, the California Coastal Commission ruled on Friday.

A neighbor of the Romneys had sought to block the project on the grounds that the couple's property in La Jolla was too small to justify a house of that size, under regulations determining the ratio between lot and house sizes, according to documents before the commission.

Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, was estimated during his 2012 presidential campaign to have a net worth of up to $250 million.

The Coastal Commission voted 7-4 at a meeting in San Diego to deny the appeal and allow the project to go forward, said Sarah Christie, spokeswoman for the panel.

The Romneys' neighbor had contended the couple had wrongly claimed a sandy beach area as part of their property to win approval for a larger house than they would otherwise be allowed to build, the commission report said.

Editor’s Note: New Video: Obama Plans to Redistribute Seniors’ Wealth

Coastal Commissioner Greg Cox said the Romneys' proposed house will not be "intrusive or blocking the views that people have right now," according to a report from the City News Service.

The couple's current house in La Jolla measures 3,100 square feet (288 square meters), Christie said. The planned home is approaching three times the size of the existing home, and will have two stories and a basement.

© 2024 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


US
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, can demolish their beachfront home in a tony enclave near San Diego and build a larger 11,000-square-foot replacement, the California Coastal Commission ruled on Friday.
california,romney,mansion
250
2013-59-11
Friday, 11 October 2013 10:59 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved