Couple’s $680,000 dream home built on the wrong lot

Posted at 9:58 AM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 10:23:43-04
Credit: The Daytona Beach News-Journal / BOB KOSLOW

Credit: The Daytona Beach News-Journal / BOB KOSLOW

HAMMOCK DUNES, Fla. — A Missouri couple was devastated to learn their $680,000 dream home was built on the wrong lot inside a gated community in Florida.

“We are in total disbelief, just amazed this could happen,” Mark Voss, who owns a property management and real estate company in central Missouri, told The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Mark and Brenda Voss own 18 lots in the gated community near Palm Coast. The couple paid $160,000 for the 23 Ocean Ridge. Blvd. lot in 2012.

However, the three-story, 5,300-square-foot vacation home was built on the lot at 21 Ocean Ridge Blvd. that belongs to Andrew Massaro and his wife, Brooke Triplett, of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

The paper was unable to reach Massaro or Triplett for comment.

The error can be traced to the initial 2013 survey when misplaced stakes led to a series of errors over the next several months.

The homebuilder has contacted the two lot owners and is attempting to negotiate a settlement.

The mistake was discovered in September after the house had already been rented several times.