Owners shocked at Texas house crumbling on cliff

WHITNEY, Texas (AP) — The owners of a luxury home falling apart atop a 75-foot Central Texas cliff say they were assured that the property was stable when they bought it.

Demolition crews on Friday began the process to burn the house that Robert and Denise Webb purchased in 2012 but abandoned a few weeks ago.

The $700,000 home above Lake Whitney, 60 miles south of Fort Worth, became unlivable after the cliff began giving way. The condemned home has drawn attention this week with images of dangling pieces of structure and cliff tumbling to the water.

The Webbs have another home along Florida’s Miami Beach. The couple on Thursday told WTSP-TV that it’s hard to watch.

Robert Webb says geologists and inspectors, before the purchase, told them the property was perfectly stable.

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