Location: La Jolla, Calif.
Price: $12 million
Square Footage: 3,009
A reporter recently asked Ann Romney if she and her husband would vacation abroad as much as 'the Obamas' if Mitt is elected president. “I doubt that,” she replied, “Our vacations and our happiness come from being with our children and grandchildren.” It was an odd question on the reporter’s part considering that while Michelle Obama and the girls took a controversial trip to Spain, President Obama has not vacationed abroad since taking office.
Ann Romney added that as for vacation spots, her family has its “own places for that.” Indeed: Here is just one, a Spanish-style beachfront home in La Jolla. But the house will not remain this way for long, according to renovation plans reported earlier this year that would drastically increase the size of the house. Those plans call for a four-car garage with car elevator, a water feature and outdoor shower, and a new 3,600 square-foot basement. If the plans are carried out, the house will more than triple into a mansion size of about 11,000 square feet.