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Tear Down Tears Apart Neighborhood

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:09 AM
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by Eric last modified Dec 29, 2010

Gary Yourtz had no idea the havoc that was to be unleashed after he paid $1.1 million for a Mid-century Modern house in the Belcaro neighborhood of Denver and immediately sought to demolish it for a new house. Preservationists took exception to another architecturally significant home being destroyed and subsequently made Yourtz's life difficult. After tons of red tape and legal bills, the house will still be lost and now there is a neighborhood full...




 

 

Picture 1 Gary Yourtz had no idea the havoc that was to be unleashed after he paid $1.1 million for a Mid-century Modern house in the Belcaro neighborhood of Denver and immediately sought to demolish it for a new house. Preservationists took exception to another architecturally significant home being destroyed and subsequently made Yourtz's life difficult. After tons of red tape and legal bills, the house will still be lost and now there is a neighborhood full of tension as well. Read more about this complex preservation vs. property rights story here.

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