Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, decided to make their permanent home in Holladay, Utah. They sold their town house in Belmont, Massachusetts and put the plan to remodel their La Jolla, California spread on hold. The idea of including a car elevator in the West Coast home became political fodder during his 2012 presidential bid.
The New York Times reported that the Romneys also decided to relocate the family political memorabilia from their lake house in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. They feared the snowy winters could ruin them with mold. The Times reported that Romney “loaded what he could into a horse trailer and paid a guy named Poppy to drive it across the country.”