Romney: I’m Only Doubling Size of Home

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 04:42 PM

By Martin Gould

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Multimillionaire presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has hit back at criticism that he is quadrupling the size of his beachfront California home. It’s not true, he says — the living space will only be doubled.

The former Massachusetts governor clarified the situation after getting slammed for being out of touch, going for the massive renovation work at the same time he is asking for votes from Americans hit hard by the recession.

Romney told New Hampshire Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid that the quadrupling figure came because he also plans to expand “nonliving space” including a basement and garage.

Romney says he will not begin work on the home in the ritzy San Diego suburb of La Jolla until after the campaign is finished. He says he wants to enlarge the two-bedroom home “because with five married sons and 16 grandchildren it is inadequate.”

According to The Hill, the La Jolla home is one of three that Romney owns. He also has a townhouse near Boston and a summer home in Wolfeboro, N.H. He recently sold a 9,500 sq. ft. lodge near Park City, Utah and a 6,500 sq. ft. home in Belmont, Mass. The two sales reaped him a combined $8.75 million.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mitt Romney's in Demand as GOP 2016 Field Still in Flux

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 06:03 AM

Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand.The twice-defeated White H . . .

AP-GfK Poll: Economy Still the Top Election Issue

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014 06:01 AM

Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Rece . . .

Rand Paul: 'I Am Not Opposed to Birth Control'

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 11:30 AM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., widely believed to be seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016, cautiously tiptoed . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved