Why a million dollar Rhode Island mansion must go

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In case you think you're having a bad day, just listen to this:

CBS says, "A developer in Rhode Island is dealing with a very expensive mistake this morning. His company will need to move a new waterfront mansion or tear it down."

HLN says, "The developer apparently didn't know the land was part of a public park. They built the home on a public park."

Why A $1M Mansion In R.I. Must Go


According to Boston.com's Shannon McMahon, developer Four Twenty Corporation began construction on the home in 2009 in Point Judith, Rhode Island, but was unaware that a surveyor error had put the foundation on land from a public park, owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation.

WJAR reports after the house was finished in 2011, problems began to arise.

​"A prospective buyer's independent survey showed the house was on the Nulman property. S. Paul Ryan works as legal counsel for Save the Bay. He says he's worked plenty of cases where errors mean houses are built over property lines." via WJAR.

​But with this home valued at more than $1.8 million dollars, Providence Journal reports it will be an expensive mistake to move.

Robert C. Lamoureux, the developer for Four Twenty Corporation, apparently spent "about $619,000 on construction and that the house was set on 4½ acres of the park. He put the cost of moving it at $300,000 to $400,000."

But while the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled Friday that the home must be moved off park property, the Providence Journal also notes that environmental advocacy group Save the Bay is trying to block moving the home, on the grounds that it will damage sensitive ecosystems in the Narragansett Bay.

This isn't the only time a mansion has met an awful end.

Why a million dollar Rhode Island mansion must go
A gated community White Bluff home is burned to save Lake Whitney from falling debris Friday, June 13, 2014 in Lake Whitney, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
A gated community White Bluff home is burned to save Lake Whitney from falling debris Friday, June 13, 2014 in Lake Whitney, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Debris falls as a gated community White Bluff home is burned to save Lake Whitney from falling debris Friday, June 13, 2014, in Lake Whitney, Texas. The White Bluff home is built on a fault line and is gradually collapsing with the cliff side into the lake. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Debris falls as a gated community White Bluff home is burned to save Lake Whitney from falling debris Friday, June 13, 2014, in Lake Whitney, Texas. The White Bluff home is built on a fault line and is gradually collapsing with the cliff side into the lake. (Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
Boaters watch as a $700,000 vacation home perched on a crumbling cliff overlooking Lake Whitney is engulfed by fire as demolition crews deliberately burned the structure to the ground rather than wait for it to crumble into the water as the land faltered around it, Friday, June 13, 2014, near Whitney, Texas. The house was condemned earlier after a fracture appeared in the bluff on which it was built. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)
A $700,000 vacation home perched on a crumbling cliff overlooking Lake Whitney is engulfed by fire as demolition crews deliberately burned the structure to the ground rather than wait for it to crumble into the water as the land faltered around it, Friday, June 13, 2014, near Whitney, Texas. The house was condemned earlier after a fracture appeared in the bluff on which it was built. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)
A $700,000 vacation home perched on a crumbling cliff overlooking Lake Whitney is engulfed by fire as demolition crews deliberately burned the structure to the ground rather than wait for it to crumble into the water as the land faltered around it, Friday, June 13, 2014, near Whitney, Texas. The house was condemned earlier after a fracture appeared in the bluff on which it was built. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)
Boaters examine a $700,000 vacation home perched on a crumbling cliff overlooking Lake Whitney that was later burned to the ground deliberately Friday, June 13, 2014, near Whitney, Texas. The house was condemned earlier after a fracture appeared in the bluff on which it was built. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte) (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)
In this image taken from video provided June 12, 2014, by WFAA.Com, a luxury house teeters on a cliff about 75 feet above Lake Whitney in Whitney, Texas. The owner of a vacant luxury house teetering on a crumbling 75-foot cliff over a Central Texas lake has decided to burn the house and clear the lot of the debris. (AP Photo/WFAA.Com) TELEVISION OUT
In this image taken from video provided June 12, 2014, by WFAA.Com, a luxury house teeters on a cliff about 75 feet above Lake Whitney in Whitney, Texas. The owner of a vacant luxury house teetering on a crumbling 75-foot cliff over a Central Texas lake has decided to burn the house and clear the lot of the debris. (AP Photo/WFAA.Com)
In this image taken from Tuesday, June 10, 2014 video provided by WFAA-TV, a luxury house teeters on a cliff about 75 feet above Lake Whitney in Whitney, Texas. WFAA-TV reported Wednesday, June 11, 2014 that the house has been condemned and the owners evacuated about two weeks ago. (AP Photo/WFAA.com)
In this image taken from Tuesday, June 10, 2014 video provided by WFAA-TV, a luxury house teeters on a cliff about 75 feet above Lake Whitney in Whitney, Texas. WFAA-TV reported Wednesday, June 11, 2014 that the house has been condemned and the owners evacuated about two weeks ago. (AP Photo/WFAA.com)
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