Romney to Expand La Jolla Home

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wishes to quadruple the size of his beachside house

By Jennifer Neville
|  Monday, Aug 22, 2011  |  Updated 9:03 AM PDT
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Romney to Expand La Jolla Home

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Mitt Romney wants to renovate his La Jolla home by tearing down the existing structure to build a new house more than four times the size of the original.

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is poised to make some major and very expensive renovations to his home in La Jolla.

But his neighbors aren't too happy about it.

Romney plans to quadruple the size of his 3,000 sq. ft. home on Dunemere Drive, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The current $12 million single story home would be bulldozed and replaced with a two-story, 11,000 ft. structure.

The city must first approve all permits, but neighbors said they're concerned about the congestion that would be caused by construction.

“Many of us live in this neighborhood and it's our home,” La Jolla resident Randy Clark said. “So this is a tear down and a much bigger home for someone that is only a part time resident.”

Romney bought the property three years ago. The home was once owned by former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor and her husband.

The former Massachusetts governor was in San Diego this weekend for private fundraising events.

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