SANTA MONICA, Calif.
— How much did a California couple pay for their new home?
That was the asking price for the house at 2,600 feet on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
“This is a very special place,” said Karen and Bill Grosvenor.
Karen and Bill live in the town of Calabasas, about 25 miles north of San Francisco.
They paid $2 million for a house on the top of a hill, where they can see the ocean and can play on the pool deck.
The Grosvanes bought the house in the early 1980s for $1.6 million.
They say it’s the nicest house in town.
But it’s been in trouble since then.
They’ve had some big storms and floods, but nothing like this.
“We are living in a very, very expensive house,” Karen Grosvin told NBC News.
They have been struggling for years to keep the house affordable.
They had to put in extra money to repair the roof and other things.
“I was in debt for the last three years of my life, just trying to make ends meet,” Karen said.
But they’ve had no problems with the city.
The Grosvers say they’ve never had a problem with the police.
Bill said they’re now in the process of renovating the house to be able to afford the next major purchase.
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