Remember Peter Lik? He is the landscape photographer who went to great lengths to claim the most expensive photograph ever sold. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that he’s selling a house he bought two years ago in Hawaii and is flipping:
Mr. Lik bought the property from Bill Nguyen, a tech industry entrepreneur, for $9.7 million in 2013, according to public records. Mr. Lik, whose main home is in Las Vegas, said he bought the property because it is close to golf courses and other amenities yet is also very peaceful.
Mr. Lik said he spent around $3 million to update the home, which was originally designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. The one-year renovation included about 20,000 square feet of cedar wood for the ceilings, installing sliding cedar walls that further opened up the space and a new sound system. Also included in the sale are several limited-run photographs, many of which Mr. Lik took in Maui. His office estimates the photos are worth about $70,000.