Friday, March 21, 2014

Lisa Hochstein Begins Demolition on 1920s Star Island Mansion: "I Can Do Anything in Heels"


Wetpaint.com:
Say goodbye to Lisa and Lenny Hochstein's Star Island home! The Real Housewives of Miami couple finally won their battle to tear down their 1920s mansion, and they have now begun to tear the mansion down. 

The couple purchased the 1925 home in 2012, paying just under $8 million for the estate. As it turns out, the home itself is valued at just over a million dollars, while the beachside land itself is really what's valued so highly. 

Lisa, 31, and Lenny decided to tear down the home and build a state-of-the-art pad, but it wasn't quite as easy as they hoped. Miami area preservationists fought tooth and nail to save the home, eventually losing an appeal to save the home and running out of money to further their cause. 

On March 18, Lisa took to Twitter to let her fans know that demolition had begun. "I just took the first major chunk out of our star island home in my High heels," she wrote. "I can do anything in heels lol #demolition #bubbye."
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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/03/3972085/battle-to-save-miami-beachs-old.html#storylink=cpy