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Owners who beat the famous San Francisco house must build replica Googe Streetview Image Texts The house, featured on Google Streetview 2014, was designed by modernist Richard.

Neutra A buyer illegally robbed a famous house in San Francisco has been ordered to rebuild an exact copy – and install a plaque without explaining what happened. Largent House, in the city's Twin Peaks district, was built in 1 936 by the excellent modernist designer Richard Neutra. Its owner, Ross Johnston, bought the property last year for $ 1.7m (£ 1.3m) and was authorized to renovate it. It did not include knocking it down. Cheryl Traverce, a neighbor, told KPIX 5 local television station that she left a complaint after coming home to find the house torn. "I went to New York in about one and a half and came back – the house was gone,Google Streetview CaptionA Google Streetview image in November 2017 shows how the house became a building site Johnston told the San Francisco Planning Commission that he had bought the property "as a family home that would allow my family to move back to San Francisco" and had been "stuck in limbo for over a year." His lawyer also claimed that the historic house had already been changed by former owners. However, the Commission rejected last week that a replica has to be built – and not the bigger home the owner had planned in his place. If the Property is sold, the new buyer will also be required to honor them. Traverce called the decision "a victory for the neighbors and the little people". More San Francisco Stories … Before it was demolished, Largent…

 A street view of the house intact, as seen in December 2014

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A buyer illegally robbed a famous house in San Francisco has been ordered to rebuild an exact copy – and install a plaque without explaining what happened.

Largent House, in the city’s Twin Peaks district, was built in 1

936 by the excellent modernist designer Richard Neutra.

Its owner, Ross Johnston, bought the property last year for $ 1.7m (£ 1.3m) and was authorized to renovate it.

It did not include knocking it down.

Cheryl Traverce, a neighbor, told KPIX 5 local television station that she left a complaint after coming home to find the house torn.

“I went to New York in about one and a half and came back – the house was gone,
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A Google Streetview image in November 2017 shows how the house became a building site

Johnston told the San Francisco Planning Commission that he had bought the property “as a family home that would allow my family to move back to San Francisco” and had been “stuck in limbo for over a year.” His lawyer also claimed that the historic house had already been changed by former owners.

However, the Commission rejected last week that a replica has to be built – and not the bigger home the owner had planned in his place.

If the Property is sold, the new buyer will also be required to honor them.

Traverce called the decision “a victory for the neighbors and the little people”.

More San Francisco Stories …

Before it was demolished, Largent House was a two-storey two-storey penthouse with an indoor pool – and one of only five Neutra homes designed in San Francisco.

SF Curbed profiled it in 2010 and wrote: “We know nothing about Mr / Mrs.Ms. Largent, but there were radical things in the middle of the big depression.”

Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards said he hoped that the story would be a precautionary present.

“If a developer even intended to tear a house illegally, I want them to go up to 49 Hopkins and take a look at the plaque, because this is what will happen in the future,” he said.

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