How many times can your home fit in 1 Romney house?

Website's new calculator digs at presidential candidate's plans for an 11,062-square-foot summer home, on the site of his current $12 million California house.

By Tony at MSN Real Estate Apr 27, 2012 12:58PM

Reportedly, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a few dollars in the bank.


According to what seems to be the majority of media, he also is prone to spending that money — be it on companies, the world's most famous car-top pet tote or his latest potential purchase to draw attention: construction of an 11,062-square-foot "summer home," on the site of his current 3,009-square-foot beachfront house in La Jolla, Calif. He paid $12 million for the 18,000-square-foot property in 2008, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.


Today, real-estate brokerage Movoto answers America's most pressing question —"How many of my houses could fit in one Romney beach house?" — with this online calculator.


Reached by email, Nick Johnson, Movoto's content outreach coordinator, says the "Romneyize your house" blog post is part of the site's effort to "(keep) people informed about what's happening in fun and unique ways." According to Movoto and the National Association of Home Builders, Romney's planned abode could fit 6.5 average U.S. homes.

Although the Union-Tribune broke news of Romney's construction plans way back in August, it's had remarkable staying power. For starters, it brought the same "How many houses do you own?" question that John McCain faced on the campaign trail in 2008 (last count: four, though one of Romney's sons lives in one). Last week, reports that Romney said he would discontinue the mortgage-interest tax deduction for second homes also raised some eyebrows.

And then there's the La Jolla home's proposed car elevator; for the record, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt also had one, and his was in a secret train station below New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

But let's cut to the chase.


President Barack Obama's house on the border of Chicago's Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods measures 6,243 square feet, according to the Cook County Assessor's Office. Romneyized: 1 home.


Obama's current residence, at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., is 55,000 square feet.


— Tony Stasiek is a producer/editor at MSN Real Estate.




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Jun 2, 2012 3:22AM
What are these folks flapping their gums about? Who is paying these people a salary and for what reason?
Jun 2, 2012 3:17AM
I really don't understand why people act like it's a bad thing that Romney is wealthy. Why is it a bad thing to be successful? He made his money by getting an education and getting a productive job. We need a leader who understands what it takes to be successful and how to make something of worth, not one who knows how to bend words to fit any situation (i.e. lawyer).
Jun 2, 2012 2:54AM
Now is the exact time for him to be spending his money. Everytime he spends his money, someone is being paid for some services which means he is helping the economy create jobs. Id rather civilians make the decisions on where the money is goin in this economy then government politicians(aka democrats) dumping money into their own over priced-pet projects(UNIONS) which is basically a form of socialism.  Id prefer we get back to more of the capitalism approach which this nation was built upon. Its his money. He earned it. And the more he spends , the more it is helping our econmy.  BTW, I voted for Obama, probably wont vote for Romney.  
Jun 2, 2012 2:51AM

You go Romney.  A actual successful person running our country.  Hey, what a concept.!!!   This "article" once again is a total class warfare baiting slur piece of garbage brought to you by "Mostly Spin News" (MSN) who are hoping that you'll buy the same bill of goods you got sold in the last election.  How about Kerry's houses, Clooney's, Soros ........... Don't be made a chump by this BS.


Hope Romney adds another 55K ft.residence come January.



Jun 2, 2012 2:47AM

Who cares how big his beach house is. I don't even care how big his everyday house is.

He worked to pay for them and didn't pass the bill to the guy in line behind him.

Please people lets get real. I say as long as the guy is working and paying his own way and is willing

to give the working people a fair shake without making me work harder to support someone who doesn't want to work I am all for him 100%. God Bless America and I am always proud of my country.

I want to be able to say that I am proud of my President again.

Jun 2, 2012 2:44AM
Jun 2, 2012 2:24AM
This just shows how out of touch he is with the normal American. He has the right to do anything with his money, I agree. But is now the time to be doing it? He is not setting a good example. Go Barack!
Obama was a union "goon".  no experience at all,Period, in the public sector,  never held a job.Fawning and kissing kings hands,   Needs knee pads.
Jun 2, 2012 1:28AM
I don't give a rats behind how many or how big Romney's houses are. However, what I do have a problem with is, the fact that as a school bus driver I pay a higher percentage in income taxes.  I don't think Mr. Romney is going to address this. Works just fine for him.
Jun 2, 2012 1:05AM

Tired of Romeny being demonized for being rich. He worked in private sector and earned his $. Obama was always a public employee. He owns a 6200 square foot home in what I would guess is a pretty good neighborhood.. I own 2 homes and the total sq. ft. of both is probably about the same as Obama's one house. So how did he afford that place? Isn't he close to being a 1%er himself? What a sham President this guy is.

Jun 1, 2012 11:47PM
No one complained about the Kennedy's!! My goodness! Give it up Dem's.... I think he just helped America's economy when he bought "this" or bought "that". RIGHT??? This political race is about experience and record of public works. About our ecomony, Czar's, racism (against us white folk) JOBS. The Kennedy's were/are ultra rich. THEY paid their own way. When they took family vacations they used their own air plane NOT Air Force One and my tax dollars to do it with. Anyone hear about little girl Obama's fun, little trip to Mexico bringing all her friends??! May God be with you Mitt. I pray that America get's off the couch and votes... for Mitt, for turning this economy around and ending all the free stuff that I/we are paying for.
Jun 1, 2012 11:08PM
i DON'T CARE HOW MUCH PROPERTY ROMNEY OWNS!!  I JUST WIsh HIM GOOD LUCK (with all my heart!) in winning the presidency of our great United States of AmericA in November 2012!!!!!!!!! ThenAmerica will see a new light in  human trust, and can finally hold her head high!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 1, 2012 10:55PM
I am FOR ROMNEY, And I don't really care how much property he owns!!!!!!  I wish him the BEST in becoming the NEXT PRESIDENT OF OUR GREAT United STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 1, 2012 10:08PM
SO he earn it why not spend it.  Its the economy stupid
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