After the let down in the 2008 presidential primary, Mitt Romney sold some of his impressive residences—a 6,400-square-foot Colonial in Belmont, Mass. and a 9,500-square-foot Deer Valley, Utah spread—and purchased a modestly-sized 3,000-square-foot beach house in La Jolla, California. The property was not so modestly priced, however, and Romney paid $12M for the house and its half-acre lot. Now he's looking to expand accommodations on his slice of the SoCal coast. Plans are in the works to bulldoze the existing structure (above) and built a house that's almost four times the size: 11,062 square feet to be exact. According to the campaign, the Romneys "want to enlarge their two bedroom home because with five married sons and 16 grandchildren it is inadequate for their needs."
· The Personal HQs of the 2012's GOP Presidential Hopefuls [Curbed National]
· Mitt Romney Looks To Expand $12 Million La Jolla, California Home [Huffington Post]