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Three $40-million mansions hung on edge of dangerous cliff leave people concerned

Friday, 16/02/2024, 08:35 (GMT+7)

After a landslide, three $40 million villas face the risk of collapsing at any time as they sit on the edge of a cliff.

Recently, an unfortunate situation has captured the attention of people as three lavish mansions, valued at over $40 million, hang precariously on the edge of a treacherous cliff. 

Three luxurious mansions face the risk of collapse

In a shocking turn of events, three luxurious mansions with a combined value exceeding $40 million currently teeter on the brink of a cliff

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The image of one house appears to be suspended over the cliff. Image Credit: ABC 7

Over the weekend, a devastating landslide occurred in Dana Point, California, causing these extravagant properties on Scenic Drive seemingly moments away from plunging into the ocean. 

Reports indicate that one of the mansions boasts an astonishing price tag of $16 million, while the second commands a staggering $13 million, and the third a relatively modest $12.8 million, as shared by Collin Rugg, an X user.

This unfortunate landslide was triggered by a period of heavy rainfall that California recently experienced. 

Among the hardest-hit areas, the location of these three mansions suffered significant damage, resulting in their perilous proximity to the cliff's edge. 

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The three mansions have a combined value of a staggering $40 million. Image Credit: ABC 7

In fact, one of the homes appears to hang precariously, suspended in uncertainty.

Local residents of Dana Point wasted no time expressing their concerns about the new positioning of these properties. 

Jan Cocchiara, a resident interviewed by ABC 7, voiced apprehension, suggesting that the development in the area might have compromised the stability of the hillside.

Social media users also chimed in, with one suggesting that a $13 million home that could potentially tumble off a cliff loses its value and becomes worthless.

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People expressed concern that the three mansions are located on the edge of dangerous cliffs. Image Credit: ABC 7

Others questioned the wisdom of constructing homes in such close proximity to a cliff, labeling it a poor decision.

Reflecting on the situation, another user commented on the inherent risks of building near the coast, emphasizing the ever-changing nature of coastal environments. 

They lamented the unfortunate circumstances surrounding these mansions, drawing parallels to the cautionary tale of the wise men who built their house upon a rock versus the foolish man who built upon the sand.

Authorities determined that the three mansions still have a stable structure even when located at the edge of a cliff

Despite the alarming predicament, experts have evaluated the structural integrity of the three homes and deemed them sound. 

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Authorities determined that the three mansions had a stable structure despite being located on the edge of a cliff. Image Credit: ABC 7

City Manager Mike Killebrew assured concerned citizens that, at present, there is no immediate danger to the structures and that there have been no adverse effects on lateral beach access.

However, the situation remains precarious, and efforts are underway to address the issue. 

The city of Dana Point is working with geotechnical experts to assess the stability of the cliff and determine the best course of action. 

The safety of the residents and neighboring areas is of utmost importance.