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June 26, 2014

After uproar, Google exec will sell his Oregon home

  • Kevin Rose paid $1.3 million for the 1892 house and decided to tear it down when his rehab plans were too costly.
    Associated Press

    PORTLAND — A Google executive who had planned to tear down his historic Portland house has instead opted to sell it after outraged neighbors complained and 3,000 people signed an online petition urging him to preserve the 19th century home.

    Earlier this year, Kevin Rose, a general partner for Google Ventures, paid $1.3 million for a house built in 1892. He initially planned to renovate the old place. When that proved costly, he decided to tear it down and build a 5,900-square-foot home.

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