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Oops: Builder Levels Historic Chateau

Friday, December 7, 2012

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Most of us try to avoid mistakes on the job. But for some, well, mistakes just happen.

Case in point: A construction crew sent to renovate an 18th-century French chateau mistakenly demolished the structure instead.

18th Century chateau destroyed by mistake
www.domainedebellevue.info

The "pride and joy" of its community, this historic French chateau was razed by mistake.

The owner of the estate, Russian businessman Dmitry Stroskin, said he was "shocked" when he returned home to find a pile of rubble and dirt where his beloved 140,000-square-foot chateau—complete with grand staircases and an extravagant ballroom—once stood, reports said.

Apparently, Stroskin had hired the company to destroy a smaller structure on the property. He had plans to renovate the main estate, also known as the Chateau de Bellevue, to its former glory, the reports noted.

Mayor, Residents Outraged

The mayor of the nearby village of Yvrac has reportedly voiced outrage, and residents have been beside themselves over the mistake. Designed in the Baroque style, the villa had been rented by community members for weddings and other events.

"The Chateau de Bellevue was Yvrac's pride and joy; the whole village is in shock," former owner Juliette Marmie told the Associated Press. "How can this construction firm make such a mistake?"

Stroskin told local media that he planned to construct an exact replica of the lost manor.

The identity of the contractors was unavailable, though some reports referred to them as “Polish builders.”

   

Tagged categories: Construction; Contractors; Renovation; Residential Construction

Comment from Tom Schwerdt, (12/7/2012, 8:22 AM)

Good reason to have a direct owner's representative onsite when work is being undertaken.


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