by Eric Sandy
Per Lakewood Patch, the Lakewood Architectural Board of Review denied a rehearing of that historic designation plea, which effectively puts an end to the months-long debate.
The tale is convoluted, but it's a rather interesting case study of private property rights vs. the historic integrity of a neighborhood.
After all that, the owners of the home in question intend on (possible moving the home and) building anew on the lakeside property to the tune of $2 million. Plans are working their way through the city's boards and commissions early this year.