Hollywood couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have been ordered to give up a large chunk of their beachfront estate on Spain’s Costa del Sol as the country continues to crackdown on “illegal” coastal properties.
The Spanish film star and his wife have been told that more than 14,000 square feet of their £5 million mansion’s gardens will be seized to allow public access to the beach.
This isn’t the first time Spanish officials have requested the couple do some instant renovating. Last year they were instructed to demolish a 300-square-foot wing of the mansion because it was built with a license issued to the previous homeowner and should not have been granted. The actors appealed that ruling and a decision is still pending.
But it’s not just Hollywood’s rich and famous that are being affected by these new mandates. Beachfront properties along 500 miles of the country's coastline are being targeted, and thousands of homeowners in the region are at risk of losing their estates.