As 2012 marches on, and the next Presidential election draws closer, all eyes have been turned towards the various and sundry candidates. In these tough economic times, one of the aspects of all of the candidates' lives that has garnered particular interest, has been their personal finances and the money surrounding their individual campaigns. Mitt Romney has received a number of raised eyebrows over the few years, as his real estate expenditures have been larger than the GDP of most small countries. After selling two multi-million dollar homes, the man most likely to be the Republican nominee, turned his attention to La Jolla, California. He purchased an oceanfront property for vacationing with his family during the summer. Recently, he has decided to expand his already palatial home to more than triple its original size, much to the consternation of his neighbors.
The Romneys purchased the $12,000,000, 3,009 square foot, single storey home in 2009. With airy Spanish styling and a gorgeous view of the nearby ocean, it seemed the perfect place for a family getaway. It also sports high ceilings, a wrap around terrace, and floor-to-ceiling windows in almost every room. The planned renovations will expand the house to two stories and a whopping 11,062 square feet. Their new home will serve as their West Coast residence, as they also own a $10,000,000 property in New Hampshire. With all that property, it sort of makes you wonder why the Romneys are interest in The White House.
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