Mitt Romney, Unemployed Man, Plans to Quadruple Size of $12 Million Home


Mitt Romney, who is unemployed, plans on bulldozing his 3,009-square-foot home in California in order to replace it with an 11,062-square-foot mansion. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Romney has filed an application for the construction on the plot of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla. The Republican presidential hopeful bought the home for $12 million three years ago. Romney should have no problem in getting the project green lit; the home, built in 1936, was originally thought to have historical significance but was later deemed to have a “lack of integrity.”

La Jolla is a natural place for the Michigan-born former Massachusetts Governor to own a home; he told reporters in California last year, “I wanted to be where I could hear the waves.”

It may be difficult to hear the waves over all the construction, however: “Tentative plans call for new retaining walls and a relocated driveway, but would retain the existing lap pool and spa.”

Romney to quadruple La Jolla home size [San Diego Union-Tribune via Washington Post]