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Northbrook Mansion Leads to Lawsuit Against Builder

The owners of the 29-room home say the builder did shoddy work.

A nearly 10,000-square-foot, custom-built Northbrook home likely is equipped with absolutely everything. As well as, it turns out, a lawsuit.

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the couple who agreed to pay $1.75 million for the 29-room abode filed suit last month against the builder for, they say, using lower-quality materials than specified and shoddy workmanship. The suit also says that the builder, Lake Zurich-based Shaf Group, billed the couple for items the company was supposed to pay for, like a $4,616 fish tank.

Shaf responded in a separate Crain's article, saying the blame lay with the owners. You can read his side of the story here.

You can read the original Crain’s story, which has more details, here.

Stu Pidasso May 12, 2014 at 02:32 PM
at $175 sq ft. I woud expect inferior material/workmanship for a new home. I would think more like $300-400 for something of decent quality.. You get what you pay for sometimes...

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