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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 01:30 PM

S.F. Planning Commission Orders Man Who Demolished Landmark House to Build Replica

Source: KPIX

S.F. Planning Commission Orders Man Who Demolished Landmark House to Build Replica

By Da Lin December 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — The San Francisco Planning Commission made an unprecedented ruling against a developer this week, demanding that he rebuild a replica of a famous house he had illegally demolished.

The residence — known as the Largent House — was in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood. It was built in 1936 and designed by one of the most important modern architects, Richard Neutra. Among the unique features of the 1,300-square-foot house was an indoor swimming pool.

Neighbor Cheryl Traverce filed a complaint to the city after returning from a trip and discovering the home had been demolished

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The owner, Ross Johnston, bought the property last year. The planning department gave him a permit to renovate the house, but they did not give him the permission to demolish it.

The city believes he wanted to build a 4,000-square-foot mansion on that lot and flip it for a profit.

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Read more: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/12/15/planning-commission-orders-man-who-demolished-landmark-house-build-replica/


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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 01:59 PM

1. An INDOOR pool in a 1300 sq.ft. house?

That's a tight fit. Clearly the new owner thought so too. Sad for him.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 02:18 PM

2. When one buys Property in a

Historical District of any City,one has to conform to the CC&R's of that District. We know full well what that means,been down that road and know others. Gets damn expensive when it comes to exterior repairs and renovations.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 02:20 PM

3. Good. I've had enough of greedy developers. There's a Frank Lloyd Wright house

here in Phoenix that is being threatened with demolition to build 4 McMansions on the property.

These people need to be soundly thrashed.

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