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Supreme Court Won't Take Florida Couple's Treehouse Dispute

Supreme Court Won't Take Florida Couple's Treehouse Dispute
Lynn Tran and her husband Richard Hazen pose in their Australian pine treehouse Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Holmes Beach, Fla. The couple had hoped the U.S. Supreme Court wouild hear their case after city and state officials ordered the treehouse removed. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Monday, 08 January 2018 12:29 PM

 A Florida couple will have to take down their beachfront treehouse after the Supreme Court declined to get involved in a dispute over it.

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take the case brought by Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen, who live on Anna Maria Island on Florida's west coast. The couple built a two-story treehouse on their Holmes Beach property in 2011 after being told they didn't need a permit.

But after an anonymous complaint to the city about the structure, officials investigated and found the couple did need to go through the permitting process. It turns out the treehouse was located in an area where building is prohibited because of a city setback. The couple tried to take the fight to voters but courts stopped them.

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 A Florida couple will have to take down their beachfront treehouse after the Supreme Court declined to get involved in a dispute over it.
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