‘Historic Citrus Ave. dwelling shortly demolished’
Contemplating the blatantly unlawful steps that have been taken to demolish 361 N. Citrus — actions that have been particularly designed to cowl up and deceive — I problem even probably the most hardened “property libertarian” to search out any justification in any way within the homeowners’ actions. Whereas they actually had the “proper” to purchase the home, they didn’t have the fitting to tear it down within the method they did. Particularly egregious (and emblematic of the homeowners’ true disregard for each the home and the neighborhood’s historic significance) was the unnecessary destruction of historic artifacts all through the home. All of which makes the homeowners’ “teardown” letter particularly heartbreaking in its bold-faced, mendacity cynicism. [See Reuven Gradon letter at tinyurl.com/t89rrms – Ed.]
The worst half for me, nevertheless, is that the homeowners will probably face both minor or no authorized ramifications that might really punish them. Similar to the town’s pathetic dealing with of the Larchmont Bungalow case, the Citrus homeowners will in all probability simply use the toothless system towards itself, by way of lawsuits and postponements, and pay the meaningless high quality in about 10 years, if in any respect. Or, like within the present case of the un-permitted $30M “mansion” in Bel Air, maybe there will even be a “361 N Citrus, LLC” that can simply declare chapter, making the entire affair — and all of the sorrow it has wreaked to a whole neighborhood — only a unnecessary train in self-importance and greed on the a part of a single home-owner.
Wilton Historic District
Not saying what the patrons did was not fallacious, nevertheless, [the] sellers acquired an above-asking-price purchaser that paid $2.three for a 2,300-square-foot property, comps don’t help that worth in any respect, and this property would have offered for about $100okay to 200okay much less had it been offered to an owner-occupied dwelling, did they assume a purchaser paying that a lot for a property is just not shopping for it for the land worth? Or did they know?…. Simply saying.