A millionaire developer is learning that even he isn’t above the law.
Brit Patrick Diter built a $70 million mansion in Provence, France without …apparently…getting permits. he spent over a well over a decade creating the opulent home. Now he has to tear the 32-thousand square foot building within 18 months. It’s made of imported Italian stones, which no doubt will take a long time to haul away.
Millionaire real estate developer Patrick Diter is learning the hard way that official building permits are not optional. https://t.co/MqRE4i1Mt7— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) February 8, 2021
The property includes two helipads, a salt water swimming pool, a medieval cloister, a bell tower and a greenhouse, plus 17 acres of gardens, vineyards, olive groves and lily ponds.
In all fairness, Diter had a “verbal” permit, but only to add an extension to the original two-thousand square foot farmhouse. Another “oopsy” the millionaire made was paving a driveway through environmentally protected land.
In Provence, France’s highest court orders Patrick Diter to destroy his opulent $69 million faux Italianate palazzo. https://t.co/gQus5PdHoK— Air Mail (@AirMailWeekly) February 4, 2021
Source: New York Post