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Preservation board loses appeal to save “Real Housewives of Miami” house from wrecking ball

"Real Housewives" cast member and husband won approval to tear down house in March

June 11, 2013 10:00AM

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From left: the Hochsteins and 42 Star Island

Preservationists hoping to save the home of a “Real Housewives of Miami” star from demolition lost an appeal, the Miami Herald reported.

“Real Housewives of Miami” cast member Lisa Hochstein and her plastic surgeon husband Leonard, also known as “The Boob God,” won approval to tear down the house from the Miami Beach Design Review Board in March, as The Real Deal reported.

The Miami Design Preservation league appealed and filed to have the home designated historic, the Herald said.

A special master on Tuesday released a decision that denies MDPL’s appeal of the demolition. The league can appeal the master’s decision in court.

Leonard Hochstein told the newspaper he expects the matter to go to court.

“And they’ll lose. They’ll delay us and they’ll cost us more money, but that’s what these people do,” he said.

The prominent white house was built in 1925 and sits on a corner of Star Island visible from the Macarthur Causeway. The couple recently made local news for throwing a “Scarface”-themed party at the 42 Star Island property, dousing it in fake blood. [Miami Herald]Emily Schmall

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