Real Housewives couple sue

Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein and her plastic surgeon husband, Lenny Hochstein, have encountered another snag in the construction of their dream home on Star Island. And this time, Miami Beach historic preservation buffs have nothing to do with it. In a lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade superior court on Wednesday, the Hochsteins, described in the paperwork as “renowned Miami residents,” say they hired interior designer to the stars Steven G. to come up with a concept for their new 20,000-square-foot digs at 42 Star Island. The Hochsteins paid Steven G. $50,000 months ago for plans for a “luxurious interior design for their home,” according to the lawsuit. By mid-May, the Hochsteins claim, Steven G. had come up with only “pencil sketches and a few design samples.” Then, according to the lawsuit, Steven G. owner Steven Gurowitz announced he wouldn’t do any more work. The 50,000 grand? Mine, Gurowitz told the power couple, the suit says. Gurowitz’s attitude has caused “significant delays” in the “completion of the Hochsteins’ dream home as they rush to find a replacement interior designer,” the suit reads. Steven G. publicists didn’t return phone calls for comment. The Hochsteins bought their property in 2012 for $7.6 million then battled preservationists for months over the destruction of the existing mansion. They finally leveled the historic walls last year.

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