DailyMailUK: Joe Biden’s $20million freebie vacation retreat has been plagued with leaks, mold, mildew, termites, fungi, drafts, stains and cracks according to court filings.
Major Democrat donor and political VIP Maria Allwin has been hosting the first family free of charge in her 9-bed Kiawah Island, South Carolina mansion since 2009. They are currently vacationing there.
The beachfront home may seem like a palatial, unblemished jewel on the tiny golfing island. But in a lawsuit against her builders, Allwin revealed the property has been plagued with pests and defects – including during the Bidens’ stays.
A South Carolina appeal court ruling from 2019 details the myriad defects in the house that led Allwin, 66, to sue the builders.
The 10,500sq ft magnificent beachside property was finished in 1994 by general contractor Russ Cooper Associates (RCA).
The appeal court’s ruling described how Allwin was first alerted to problems with the home by a guest staying there in 1999, who spotted over a dozen leaks and peeling wallpaper.
Over the next few years the home was subject to ‘mold and mildew, caulking cracks at windows, drywall and wallpaper damage, trim cracks at windows, ceiling damage and stains, condensation in the basement, and warped hardwood flooring.’
In 2006, when Allwin tried to list the home for sale, a report by Complete Inspection Services noted ‘roof leaks, prior termite activity, damaged wood cladding, water infiltration at rear doors, water stains at rear basement walls, damaged hardwood flooring, water stains, mildew, and damaged drywall.’ more here