Full circle: Most people wouldn’t buy a million-dollar house on a beachfront lot just to be near a convenience store. But Sammy Virani did. And when he hired crews to demolish the Jamaica Beach mansion, it caused quite a stir and some speculation Virani wants to set straight.
Crews last week took down the four-bedroom, four-bath, two-and-a-half story house known by some locals as The Plantation, 17007 Termini San Luis Pass Road. Some people incorrectly argued the building was historic. But it was built in 1999 and, although well known, had little historic value, Virani said.