Mitt Romney sells his oceanfront La Jolla mansion for $23.5 million

Mitt Romney sells his oceanfront La Jolla mansion for $23.5 million
Mitt Romney sells his oceanfront La Jolla mansion for $23.5 million

Mitt Romney has sold his San Diego home for $23.5 million.

The mansion which sits on the ocean in wealthy La Jolla had faced a backlash for years from neighbors who were unhappy at the tearing down of a smaller dwelling, which was later replaced with the current, far larger home. 

The addition of a four car garage and car elevator to the home in 2012 even made the headlines during the presidential election as opponents attempted to portray the Utah Senator as being out of touch with the Americans he represents.

Mitt Romney's home in La Jolla, California was a three bedroom 3,000 sq foot property, pictured, which was demolished to make way for 8,100 sq foot five bedroom mansion

Mitt Romney's home in La Jolla, California was a three bedroom 3,000 sq foot property, pictured, which was demolished to make way for 8,100 sq foot five bedroom mansion

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La Jolla locals were upset with the mansion's design claiming it to be 'out of place' with the neighborhood. Pictured from the street

La Jolla locals were upset with the mansion's design claiming it to be 'out of place' with the neighborhood. Pictured from the street

Utah Senator Mitt Romney has sold his oceanfront home in La Jolla for $23.5 million

Utah Senator Mitt Romney has sold his oceanfront home in La Jolla for $23.5 million

Romney explained such a feature as being needed to accommodate his wife, Ann, who suffers from multiple sclerosis while the larger home would ensure his children and grandchildren would have space when they visit.

The sale price makes it the fifth-most expensive home sale in San Diego County history and the third-most expensive for La Jolla. 

The main issue with the home was over public use of the adjoining beach which might have been impacted following construction of the larger house.

But Romney stuck to his word and 'dedicated the beach for public use.' 

The home was used as an example of him being out of touch during the 2012 election. It is pictured during construction in 2015

The home was used as an example of him being out of touch during the 2012 election. It is pictured during construction in 2015

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While Romney's 11,000-square-foot, beachside home comes with a library, a wraparound porch, and a spa, it perhaps best known for one particular feature: the car elevator. That feature made for an easy target for Democrats trying to portray Romney as out-of-touch

While Romney's 11,000-square-foot, beachside home comes with a library, a wraparound porch, and a spa, it perhaps best known for one

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