If you’ve been a longtime reader of News of St. John (and thank you to those of you who are), you may recall that back in 2013, we wrote several stories about a property owner in Denis Bay who decided it was ok to built a portion of his home on National Park land. This property owner, Tony Ingrao, a well-known interior designer from New York City, also thought it was acceptable to cut into the hillside – also National Park land – so he could have better westerly views. He got away with all of this, presumably because money talks, and paid only $9,500 in fines for doing so, which was absurd.
Well guess what… you can now rent this eyesore of a home because it’s now listed on Airbnb. And the best part- check out the home’s description:
Set high on a hillside surrounded by thousands of acres of protected parklands, Estate Solenborg offers an ultra private getaway, five star accommodation and memories certain to last a lifetime.
That’s right, it says “protected parklands”. Protected parklands that they decided it was ok to destroy. Can you all tell that three years later I am still aggravated by all of this?
So for a mere, $5,857 a night – and that’s just a low season nightly rate, we’re sure that number jumps in high season – this home could be yours for a night or several. Here are a few pics:
For those of you who need to play a little catch up, click here to read about exactly what Ingrao did to the National Park, the neighbor’s reactions and a bit more.
And for those of you interested in reading more about the house, click here to view its listing on Airbnb.com.