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$680K Home Built on Wrong Lot in Florida Resort Community

By    |   Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:59 PM

A Missouri couple’s $680,000 vacation home was built on the wrong lot in Ocean Hammock resort community in Florida.

"We are in total disbelief, just amazed this could happen," said Mark Voss, who hired Keystone Homes to build the home, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

But the three-story, 5,000-square-foot home was built on the lot next to the one owned by Voss and his wife, Brenda.

The home builder is working to negotiate a settlement with the owners of the two properties.

"The buck stops with the builder. We know that. We are in the process of trying to schedule a conference call and find a fair resolution without the lawyers," Keystone Homes Vice President Robbie Richmond said, according to the News-Journal. "I have built about 600 homes in Flagler County and this has never happened to me before. It does happen, but it's rare."

The Vosses own 18 other lots in the Hammock Dunes master-planned community.

The error started with a 2013 survey and wasn’t discovered until about six months after the house was complete, the News-Journal reported.

“We rely on the surveyor. They are state licensed professionals and we count on them to get it right,” Flagler County's chief building official Mark Boyce told the News-Journal.

Carl Laundrie, a spokesman for Flagler County, said there are few landmarks in the area that might have helped someone notice the wrong lot, Reuters reported.

Flagler County Property Appraiser Jay Gardner said Andrew Massaro, who owns the lot where the house was built, had a calm reaction to the mistake.

“He wasn't tickled but he seemed to handle it quite well," Gardner said, according to Reuters. "It happens from time to time."

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