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Larry Gluck sues architect for allegedly coming up 5 ft. short

Laurence Gluck is suing the architect for $500,000
September 14, 2014 11:00AM

New York City real-estate mogul Laurence Gluck is suing the architect who designed his $12.5 million Hamptons mansion after the home measured five feet too short.

Gluck, who leads Stellar Management, purchased two Southampton properties for $6 million in 2012 and combined them. He then spent another $6.5 million to build the home, according to the New York Post.

Bridgehampton architect James McDonough designed the seven-bedroom, 12-bath home, which features two fireplaces, a garage, a tennis court and pavilion, a heated pool, a hot tub, an outdoor shower and a pool house.

But it wasn’t until the home was completed that he realized something was amiss.

According to Gluck, McDonough shortchanged him by five feet, leaving “virtually no attic space or room to run duct work throughout the second floor.” Gluck is seeking $500,000 in damages.

McDonough denies that any error was made.

“Absolutely not,” McDonough told The Post. “The height of the house was never once discussed.” [NYP]Christopher Cameron

  • WannaBeLandlord

    Caveat emptor when dealing with single family architects. Details get over looked as they are already thinking about the next job cause the pay isn’t going to make their year on individual SFR jobs. Have your builder, subcontractors, etc., review everything, they will catch errors (if good).

  • Gluck is a Schmuck ! = He destroys peoples lives- He deserves everything he gets !

  • rdreader

    This guy’s bored, who needs this type of aggravation

  • highschoolsearch

    Too bad Gluckster! Hope the aggravation makes you so upset you have a heart attack. You deserve it. And the architect who worked for Gluck… If you deal with slime, you are going to get screwed. Gluck has a terrible reputation? All you needed to do was google the dude and you would have seen that he litigates everyone. That’s his power trip. He’s a little insecure Napolean.