Design Review Board approves "Real Housewife's" request
MIAMI BEACH (WSVN) -- Another chapter for a Real Housewife of Miami. A home makeover is soon to be set in stone on Star Island.
The Miami Beach Design Review Board approved Lisa Hochstein and her husband's plan to demolish a 14 thousand square-foot home they recently bought, to build a new one. "This is what we wanted," said Hochstein, "So it's finally over and we can start moving forward with our lives."
Preservationists tried to block the request, saying it's of historic and architectural significance to South Florida. "I think they're going to appeal this, I think they're going to do a lot with this," said Leonard Hochstein. "They've enjoyed the fame from this, they've enjoyed all the publicity they have attained off our backs, and they're going to continue to do that and I have very little respect for these people. I think they're hypocrites."
As he mentioned, the Miami Design Preservation League may appeal the decision, hoping to save the original home by having it designated as a historic property.
The Hochsteins hope to move into their new home sometime next year.
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