Joe Biden’s $20 million free vacation rental is plagued with leaks, mold, mildew, termites, mold, drafts, stains and cracks according to court records.
Major Democratic donor and political VIP Maria Allwin has been hosting the first family for free in her 9-bed mansion on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, since 2009. They are currently on vacation there.
The beachfront house may seem like a regal, immaculate jewel on the tiny gulf island. But in a lawsuit against its builders, Allwin revealed that the property was plagued with pests and defects, including during the Bidens’ stay.
Appearances are deceiving. Joe and Jill Biden are currently staying with their families in this $20 million nine-bedroom townhouse in South Carolina, but it’s not all it is
The secluded oceanfront property is owned by Democrat donor Maria Allwin: the Bidens have stayed there several times before, dating back to 2009
President Biden. seen here on the beach bike ride a bike ride on sunday, visited kiawah island in august 2009, april 2012, april 2014, late june 2015 and august 2015
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen go shopping at Freshfields Village in Kiawah Island, South Carolina on Sunday, August 14, 2022. They shopped at Indigo Books, Holly & Brooks, Las Olas and Tina Stephens. The First Family was in the shops for just over 30 minutes before taking off in a caravan of SUVs.
A 2019 South Carolina Court of Appeals ruling details the numerous defects in the home that led Allwin, 66, to sue the builders.
The beautiful 10,500-square-foot beachfront property was completed in 1994 by prime contractor Russ Cooper Associates (RCA).
The appeals court ruling described how Allwin was first warned of problems with the house by a guest staying there in 1999, who discovered more than a dozen leaks and peeling wallpaper.
Over the next few years, the house was subject to “mildew and mildew, cracks in windows, drywall and wallpaper damage, cracks in windows, ceiling damage and stains, basement condensation, and warped hardwood floors.”
In 2006, when Allwin attempted to put the home up for sale, a report from Complete Inspection Services listed roof leaks, previous termite activity, damaged wood trim, water infiltration at back doors, water stains on back basement walls, damaged hardwood floors, water stains, mildew, and damaged areas. plasterboard.’
Maria Allwin, who owns the beach house, has been a prominent Democrat donor for many years
Contractors she hired told her that many of the problems were likely due to the failed original construction.
Dan Buffington of Buffington Homes told Allwin in 2004 that “the roof was installed so badly that the only way to properly repair the roof is to replace it” at a cost of “more than $500,000” and advised her to see a lawyer in to rent.
The verdict stated that Allwin, the widow of New York hedge fund mogul James Allwin, instead made repairs piecemeal, but still spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fixing up the house.
Years later, the problems persisted. In May 2010, a termite inspector still found “evidence of termites, active wood-destroying fungi and visibly damaged wood parts.”
It wasn’t until 2013 that Allwin decided to sue the original contractors, RCA. She lost in court. The appeals court also dismissed her claims in January 2019, upholding the ruling that she had waited too long to file her claims, thereby expiring the statute of limitations.
During the time the house was infested with pests, mold, drafts and leaks, Allwin entertained the Bidens there as guests for their Kiawah Island vacation.
The Democrats’ top donor is a close friend of the First Family, has attended elite fundraising dinners, and was even able to arrange a meeting with President Barack Obama in 2014 with just a few hours’ notice, the meeting logs show. White House.
Biden’s grandson Beau waves beside the president as Hunter and mother Melissa Cohen (Joe Biden’s left) enter Air Force One en route to their Kiawah Island vacation
A 2019 South Carolina Court of Appeals ruling details the numerous defects in the home that led Allwin, 66, to sue the builders
The airy, double-height living room has a working fireplace and plenty of space for an extended family and looks stunning in the listing photo. But what’s underneath?
According to data obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter Biden’s laptop, as well as official data from Joe’s time as vice president, the Bidens visited Kiawah Island in August 2009, April 2012, April 2014, late June 2015, and August 2015.
It’s no surprise that Allwin was eager to solve the recurring problems of water ingress in the home, as the health risks associated with mold inhalation are well documented.
Long-term exposure to mold has even been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
A now-deleted property listing says of the mansion: “This 10,500-square-foot architecturally significant home sits on a rare 2.07-acre oceanfront twin plot with 200 feet of oceanfront, located in the Southeast’s most exclusive and desirable resorts, Kiawah Island.”
A private 400 foot driveway leads you to this expansive seaside estate, which offers an ocean side saltwater pool with a travertine rim, separate pool house and manicured rear lawn with a bridged walkway to the beach.
The exterior of the house is constructed with cedar clapboards and a hipped, upright-seam copper roof, punctuated by copper gutters. The circular driveway approaches an impressive frontage, where the limestone staircase leads to Tischler’s double doors. From the foyer, the grandeur of the interior is fully and awe-inspiring.’
The Bidens, including Hunter Biden and his wife, are paying nothing for their stay, the New York Post reported Thursday, citing a source close to the First Family.
Allwin, who owns multi-million dollar homes in Connecticut and Manhattan, shares Aetos Capital with her son Christopher Allwin — an asset manager with $11.31 billion under management.
In a span of just five years, from 2014-18, her family’s foundation donated $1.9 million to charitable causes.