Mitt Romney wants to expand his $12M Calif mansion

AP News
Posted: Aug 22, 2011 10:05 PM
Mitt Romney wants to expand his $12M Calif mansion

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney wants to nearly quadruple the size of his $12 million oceanfront mansion in La Jolla (lah-HOY'-ah).

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports ( that the former Massachusetts governor has filed an application to demolish his roughly 3,000-square-foot, single-story house and replace it with a two-story, 11,000-square-foot residence.

The existing, Spanish-style house was built in 1936, has three bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, a lap pool and spa.

Romney's proposal, along with the necessary site development permits, must be approved by the city.

The newspaper reports that Romney is scheduled to attend a series of fundraisers in San Diego this weekend.

Romney's spokesman Ryan Williams declined to comment on the renovation plan. He also wouldn't confirm the candidate's schedule.