They’re burning down that Texas cliff house—and you can watch

If you can't stand the heat… Well, there goes the kitchen.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jun 13, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 3:31 am CDT

A 4,000-square-foot Texas villa condemned a year ago because it was teetering on the edge of a crumbling cliff is now being deliberately burned, the Associated Press has reported.

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Chunks of rock and debris have been landing 75 feet below in Lake Whitney, and authorities decided that allowing the $700,000 luxury home to collapse into the water will make for a much harder (and far more expensive) cleanup than a controlled blaze. The owners of the doomed structure consented to this plan of action—which you can watch unfold live via WFAA-TV.     

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#CliffHouse Live http://t.co/qzASq00R0D pic.twitter.com/vnACItkJwA

— KRLD (@KRLD) June 13, 2014

#CliffHouse Live http://t.co/LJ85p54lsy pic.twitter.com/KQXasCrRKp

— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) June 13, 2014

#breakingnews Flaming wreckage tumbling, chopper video, no injuries, fun watch – #CliffHouse http://t.co/0OSuxz4ei5 pic.twitter.com/Km5XTDtPGv

— Matthew Stanton (@pingstanton) June 13, 2014

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Question now is which way will rest of #cliffhouse fall?? @cbsdfw pic.twitter.com/NkWqnEom8u

— Joel Thomas (@CBS11Joel) June 13, 2014

The home was built in 2007 and finally abandoned at the end of last month. Some “150 feet of land has eroded since February,” Business Insider reported. The owners remain liable for the cost of removing rubble and detritus. In related news, I’ve never been happier to be a renter.

H/T Business Insider | Photo via WFAA-TV     

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*First Published: Jun 13, 2014, 1:36 pm CDT