PRIVACY ISSUES: Mark Zuckerberg to tear down his $30million four-home complex in California and replace it with smaller homes so ‘neighbors can’t see into his bedroom
- Facebook founder filed paperwork with the city of Palo Alto last week, stating his intentions to tear down and rebuild four neighboring homes
- The plans shows that Zuckerberg will tear down the four homes and rebuild them as smaller properties
- It’s unclear how Zuckerberg plans to use the four homes; Neighbors are ‘curious’ and ‘concerned’ by the vague plans
- Zuckerberg bought the four properties in 2013, after a developer threatened to build a house with views right into the billionaire’s bedroom
Mark Zuckerberg is planning a major overhaul at his Palo Alto, California compound.
The Facebook founder filed papers with the city last week, for plans to demolish and rebuild four neighboring homes.
Three years ago, the 32-year-old billionaire spent $30million snatching up the four properties after a local real estate developer announced plans to build a home with direct views into Zuckerberg’s bedroom.
Mircea Voskerician reportedly had a grudge against Zuckerberg, who he claimed reneged on a promise to introduce him to other Silicon Valley movers and shakers who were looking for homes in the area in exchange for a discounted price on an adjacent property.
Voskercian sued Zuckerberg, but the two settled the lawsuit in March, with Voskercian walking away from the case without a payout.
According to the application materials filed with city planners last Tuesday, Zuckerberg now plans to tear down the four homes surrounding his house and rebuilding them as smaller single-family homes that will take up 20 per cent of the current footprint.
The two single-story and two two-story homes will be replaced by three single-story houses and one two-story house. The properties are
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