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Mitt Romney to quadruple size of La Jolla home

August 22, 2011 | 11:18 am

Mitt Romney at a campaign stop
GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has received a permit to nearly quadruple the size of his $12-million oceanfront home in La Jolla, a website reports.

Romney has filed an application with the city to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home and replace it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The former governor of Massachusetts purchased the home three years ago. Plans call for him to keep the existing lap pool and spa but build new retaining walls and move the driveway, the website reports.

Constructed in 1936, the three-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home has a stretch of lawn sloping to the white sand beach.


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Photo: Mitt Romney at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Credit: Jim Cole / Associated Press