Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Update on Lake Jumping House--It Burned Down (w/video)

In a sad update to a previous post, the owner of the house falling into Lake Whitney in Texas has had to burn it down.  Apparently the dubious nature of the cliff it was perched on precluded using the usual heavy equipment to demolish it and waiting for it to fall into the lake below on its own was too dangerous.  Our own Fox 2 news has the story, which includes video, of course.

What could be an amusing tale is tainted by reports that the owner of this $800,000 house sank all of his retirement money into it and the home is not insured for this kind of hazard.  On top of that, he will have to pay out of pocket to remove the demolished home from the site.

Previous post: http://downriverhomes.blogspot.com/2014/06/lakeside-house-follows-request-to-go.html
Fox 2 News story: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/25770013/luxury-cliffhanger-lake-whitney-home-set-to-burn-at-10-am