Mitt Romney Looks To Expand $12 Million La Jolla, California Home
Mitt Romney is looking to quadruple the size of his $12 million California home, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.Daily Kos: Home Sweet Homes for Mitt Romney?
The GOP presidential candidate has filed an application with the San Diego government to bulldoze the 3,009-square-foot beachfront house in La Jolla and replace it with a 11,062-square-foot property.
In addition to the California house and a townhouse outside of Boston, which is their official primary residence, the Romneys own a $10 million vacation home on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H.
In 2009, they sold the 6,400-square-foot colonial in Belmont, Mass. where they raised their five sons for $3.5 million and their 9,500-square-foot Deer Valley, Utah ski lodge for close to $5.25 million.
Romney purchased the La Jolla property three years ago. “I wanted to be where I could hear the waves,” Romney told reporters at a book signing in California last year. “As a boy we spent summers on Lake Huron and I could hear the crashing waves at night. It was one of my favorite things in the world; being near the water and the waves was something I very badly wanted to experience again.”
As New York magazine asked:Is America ready for its first gypsy president?