(A couple of weeks ago, we asked what Romney's got in the big new basement he is planning for his beachfront mansion in La Jolla. We can now put some of that speculation to an end....
According to Politico, the 3,600-square foot basement will more than double the space in his house, and will feature "split-level, four-vehicle garage that comes with a 'car lift' to transport automobiles between floors."
The house even comes with its own lobbyist!
To help facilitate the construction plans, Romney has paid San Diego attorney Matthew A. Peterson $21,500 since 2008 to lobby city officials for the renovation after dropping out of the 2008 GOP presidential primary.
Fortunately for Mitt Romney, "no work will begin until after the 2012 election," so embarrassing photo-ops will be kept to a minimum. - promoted by Publisher)
In May 2008, Mitt Romney bought the fifth of his six homes for $12,000,000. This beachfront home at 311 Dunemere Drive in La Jolla, California features its own "sandy beach, a quiet cul-de-sac location, spacious oceanfront deck, numerous patio areas with manicured lawns and mature landscaping."
Tony Crisafi, one of the project's architects, declined to comment on Mr. Romney's motivations but says that these days, most of his clients want to be discreet about the scale of their home, and one way to do that is "by pushing things underground."
So what do you think Mitt is planning to build underground? His own "man cave"? A "bat cave" with hi-tech superhero equipment? An Olympic swimming pool? An underground bunker to use as a West Coast version of Camp David? Your guess is as good as mine!
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