Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Mike Huckabee's new $3 million Florida home



huckabeehome.jpgPotential Republican candidate for president Mike Huckabee is building a huge $3 million home on the beach in Walton County.

The Arkansas Times reported that the building permit for the three-story house lists the projected cost of construction at $2.2 million. This is in addition to the cost of the land, which Walton County most recently appraised at $853,062. The home will have 8,224 square feet of living space, and 2,969 square feet of porch and deck space.

Why Florida? Well, it's nicer than Arkansas (so we think) and Florida also lacks an income tax. Not that Huckabee mentioned the tax break, telling the Walton Sun he simply liked the area and that it'll be easy to fly to New York for his tv show.

"I can order grits and people know what I’m talking about," Huckabee said.

Photo of home was posted on Twitter.



[Last modified: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 5:51pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours