Antonio Banderas has been ordered to demolish a fifth of his $10 million
The ‘Mask of Zorro’ star has become the latest victim of the country’s
efforts to clean up illegal developments after a Malaga court ruled a huge
extension to his beachfront Costa del Sol property near Marbella was
constructed without the proper license.
Banderas was told Marbella town officials should never have allowed the
previous owner to build the additional 300 sq ft wing in 1995.
The 47-year-old actor has been given eight weeks to tear down the huge
section of his six-bedroom holiday home - named ‘La Gaviota’ or ‘The
Seagull’ - which he purchased with wife Melanie Griffith 11 years ago.
Lawyers for the star are expected to appeal the decision.
Spain’s socialist government plans to demolish thousands of coastal homes
along 500 miles of Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, after it was revealed
corrupt town hall officials had reclassified green belt land in return for