Reprinted with permission from the SD Daily Transcript:
The California Coastal Commission will consider an appeal of a permit granting Mitt and Ann Romney the right to demolish their existing 3,900sf La Jolla house and build a more-than 11,000sf mansion on Sept. 11.
The Romney plans at 311 Dunemere Drive call for a two-story over basement home with an attached four-car garage, hardscape, and retaining walls, with an existing pool, spa, and seawall to remain on a 17,860sf beachfront lot. The Romneys acquired the existing home for $12 million in 2008.
The new plans would add an elevator for the Romneys’ automobiles and about 3,600sf of basement area, and would roughly double the main living area of the home.
Read the story of the former neighbor from across the street appealing the unanimously-approved permit even though he sold his 4,141sf house for $3,560,000 in 2012 and moved to Monterey (click on link below):