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Woodside halts work at mansion

Original post made on Jul 8, 2014

The top floors of the three-story mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside are reported to be resting on steel beams above a large empty space where the foundation, basement and first floor used to be. It could be that way for a while.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 9:20 AM

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Posted by cc
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jul 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

Good news for the delay......no more large dump trucks speeding down Mountain Home Road. I witnessed many near accidents with bicyclist, horses, hikers and cars:))))


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Posted by randy albin
a resident of another community
on Jul 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

well, instead just go to see the summer shakespeare performances and chuck it all. what about filoli? the pulgas water temple can be fixed too. this sounds like it's too much work. enjoy the area-see if you can live there


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Posted by Chewy
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Pictures sure help stories like this.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 9, 2014 at 6:52 am

wasn't there a swimming pool & tennis courts on the property - are they now gome ?


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Posted by woodside observer
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 9, 2014 at 9:38 am

If the project outcome is the same why meddle in their process?

The purpose of the ASRB and PC is to make sure projects match the fabric of the Town. Why should it make any difference if it is 'a demolition' or a 'remodel' if the final building meets their goals?

This smacks of abuse of power. Really arrogant statements coming out of the mouths of the commissioners accusing the owner and builder of some kind of deception. It is clear these commissioners don't have a very good grasp of life safety requirements in the code. Especially seismic safety.


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Posted by Why?
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 12, 2014 at 8:56 am

Classification as a remodel vs. a demolition can confer favorable property tax adjustment treatment, but that seems an unlikely motivator for someone who can afford the most expensive home purchase ever in the USA. See:

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