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Old 07-02-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Itís like playing with Legos ó only itís a real house.

When they found out their house was built too far from the curb, a well-heeled Hamptons husband and wife had it torn down and rebuilt from scratch.

Eric and Margaret Friedberg had returned from vacation expecting to see their new home near the water in ritzy Southampton Village taking shape.


Read more: Hamptons couple tears down house after construction error - NYPOST.com
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:43 AM
 
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That house, when it gets built, will have bad karma.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hey, ya gotta back a pool in the backyard.

Tear it down.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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They paid $2.5 Million for the property and hired someone to tear down the old house and custom build their dream house. The builders screwed up to the extent that they wouldn't be able to complete the property to their desires. I don't blame them for making them re-do it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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They paid $2.5 Million for the property and hired someone to tear down the old house and custom build their dream house. The builders screwed up to the extent that they wouldn't be able to complete the property to their desires. I don't blame them for making them re-do it.
Absolutely
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:57 AM
 
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I admit I'm ignorant about things like this...but wouldnt it have been more practical to just move the house to the right location?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I admit I'm ignorant about things like this...but wouldnt it have been more practical to just move the house to the right location?
They had a good sized foundation already poured (as well as the first floor framing entirely done, and the second floor framing started). They had to dig it up, fill in the land, re-dig and re-pour the foundation.

The article I read was pretty nice -- there's no hard feelings between the owner or the contractor -- it was a mistake and it's being rectified.

The neighbors on the other hand, are getting REALLY sick of all the construction
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I agree also. better to have it torn down now, then have it completed, move in, and not be happy after spending all that time and money.


I agree, tear it down and build it where I want it, after all they are paying for it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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They had a good sized foundation already poured (as well as the first floor framing entirely done, and the second floor framing started). They had to dig it up, fill in the land, re-dig and re-pour the foundation.

The article I read was pretty nice -- there's no hard feelings between the owner or the contractor -- it was a mistake and it's being rectified.

The neighbors on the other hand, are getting REALLY sick of all the construction




that's their tough luck, construction will not be for years, it is something they have to deal with.

besides once it is done it will improve the eighborhood.


really, some people cannot have any disturbances....
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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I admit I'm ignorant about things like this...but wouldnt it have been more practical to just move the house to the right location?
If the house had been more done, on a typical crawl space and moved further, it actually might have been better to move it. But, since it was on a full basement, not being moved to an entirely different footprint (much easier to dig in the open than half under a house) and only the first floor worth of framing done ( not really stable enough to withstand the move) it would be cheaper to tear it down.
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