There's an old adage: "If at first you don't succeed, tear it down and try building it again." And that's exactly what homeowners Eric and Margaret Friedberg did a few weeks ago with their multi-million dollar Southampton property. According to the Post, a sloppy surveyor accidentally sited the couple's home incorrectly, and like, didn't leave any room for a pool in the backyard. Not cool, especially since the builder had already framed the house before anybody noticed. Ignorance is bliss, until it's a pile of demolished beach house.
The couple's builder tells the Post that the entire flub will cost around $150,000 and add about six weeks to the project. And this is on top of the time it took the couple to tear down the original house (shown above). The delays! The season! The money! Who cares! Turns out the couple still "loves" their architect and builder. Even the builder seems unphased, explaining, "This doesn't even move the needle as strange in the Hamptons . . . It's just something that has to be done."
· Hamptons couple tears down house after construction error [NY Post]