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Planned house demolition upsets Malibu neighbors
A New York hedge fund manager's plan to demolish an eye-catching steel-and-glass home in Malibu and build a two-story California Mission-style residence has neighbors in a lather over the potential loss of ocean views and what some decry as the waste of a perfectly good house.
Once described as among the most significant new structures in Malibu, the building slated for destruction was designed by architect Bart Prince and hugs the slope in a neighborhood of private tennis courts, swimming pools and lush lawns....
Click to read more from the LA Times article.
modfan wrote:Typical of the 1%-don't care about anyone else.
Given they paid $6.2 million for the house in an area surrounded by comparable houses, I am not sure what they wish to do is anything to do with the "99%" as their neighbors are likely to be one percenters. For example, here is the house of one the concerned neighbors, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who is apparently concerned about his sea view!
If the Prince house was not an MCM influenced design, but something like this one, also in Malibu, we would not even be discussing it here on LoL.
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