But the neighbors had to buy it.
The Willamette Heights home was built in 1892. Google executive Kevin Rose bought the home for 1.3 million dollars and wanted to tear it down to build a vacation retreat.
After neighbors protested and submitted a counter offer adding 75 million to the purchase price, Rose relented and agreed to sell it. In a statement, Rose said “Over the last few days, we’ve watched as comments and emotions flared on both sides of the issue, (s)ome folks arguing for homeowner rights, others for the preservation of old homes. We’ve read all of this, along with your emails, and took it all to heart.”
Rose added that he and his family would like to call Portland home in the future.